Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis: March 14 Webinar

By Kevyn B.  |  Energy & Resources

The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) has organized a free public workshop and meeting on March 14-15  to discuss the AERIS Program (Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis) and solicit user needs for its Transformative Concepts.

Transformative Concepts are integrated operational concepts that use V2V, V2I, and other data and communications in innovative ways to operate surface transportation networks to reduce transportation-related emissions and fuel consumption. Transformative Concepts are intended to change the way surface transportation systems operate, with an emphasis on combining connected vehicle applications to provide significant environmental benefits. The AERIS Transformative Concepts include: (1) Eco-signal operations, (2) eco-lanes, (3) low emissions zone, (4) eco-traveler information, (5) support for alternative fuel vehicle operations, and (6) eco-integrated corridor management. —

The meeting will be held in Washington, DC. (Hosted by U.S. Department of Transportation); however, on March 14th, the first three hours of the workshop will also be webcast for those participants who are not able to participate in person. Web attendance is free. An electronic feedback form will be made available to allow all participants to provide additional input.

Persons planning to attend any part of the workshop (in Washington, D.C.) or participate in the three-hour webinar should register online by February 29, 2012 and specify if you plan to attend in person or participate over the webinar.


The objective of the AERIS research program is to generate and acquire environmentally-relevant real-time transportation data, and use these data to create actionable information that support and facilitate “green” transportation choices by transportation system users and operators. Employing a multi-modal approach, the AERIS program will work in partnership with the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications research effort to better define how connected vehicle data and applications might contribute to mitigating some of the negative environmental impacts of surface transportation. —

The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) is part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).