Connected Vehicle Technology for the Environment

Connected Vehicle Technology for the Environment


[ MUSIC ] CONNECTED VEHICLES CAN HELP
US TO REDUCE OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AND FACILITATE
“GREEN” TRANSPORTATION CHOICES. ECO LANES ARE SIMILAR
TO TODAY’S HOV LANES BUT WITH A BIG DIFFERENCE– MOTORISTS IN THESE LANES AGREE
TO DRIVE ECO-FRIENDLY VEHICLES AND DRIVE AT A SPEED
THAT CONSERVES FUEL. DRIVERS WILL BE ALERTED
ABOUT THE PROPER SPEED WITH DYNAMIC MESSAGE SIGNS. CONNECTED VEHICLE APPLICATIONS
CAN HELP VEHICLES TO REDUCE IDLING AND UNNECESSARY
STOPS BY COMMUNICATING WITH SMART TRAFFIC SIGNALS. TRAFFIC SIGNALS BROADCAST DATA
ABOUT THEIR CURRENT SIGNAL PHASE AND TIMING, AND SYSTEMS INSIDE
THE VEHICLES USE THE DATA TO DETERMINE SPEED
ADVICE FOR DRIVERS. DRIVERS COULD THEN ADJUST
THEIR VEHICLE SPEED TO PASS THE NEXT TRAFFIC SIGNAL ON
GREEN OR SLOW DOWN TO A STOP IN THE MOST ECO-FRIENDLY MANNER,
THEREBY SAVING FUEL, REDUCING EMISSIONS AND
SAVING DRIVERS MONEY. CONNECTED VEHICLES–
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES.