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2015 GlidePath Prototype Application Webinar

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a webinar for its Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis (AERIS) program. The webinar was free and open to the public, but interested attendees needed to register in advance. Presenters for this webinar included Dr. Osman Altan (FHWA Research Transportation Specialist) and Dr. Matthew Barth (Yeager Families Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Riverside).

The 2015 GlidePath Prototype Application Webinar was offered by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO). To learn more about the ITS JPO, visit: Please see the information below regarding the subject matter of the webinar.

October 28, 2015 - Employing a multimodal approach, the AERIS Research Program aims to encourage the development of technologies and applications that support a more sustainable relationship between transportation and the environment, chiefly through fuel use reductions and resulting emissions reductions. Together with its partners, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory implemented and successfully demonstrated the GlidePath prototype application—an application of a cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) that automatically communicates wirelessly with a traffic signal and controls a vehicle’s approaching and departing speed in an eco-friendly manner. Initial testing results indicate that the automated GlidePath prototype application provides up to a 22% fuel improvement over an uninformed driver. This webinar provided an overview of the GlidePath prototype application, discussed initial testing and results from testing and demonstrations, and identified next steps for the project.