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- Main Title Reducing Our Carbon Footprint through Ridesharing
- Series Title Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks
Author: Garrett, KimCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Northwest Independent School District
Author: Bell, JesseCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Dallas Independent School District
Contributor: Huang, YanCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor
Contributor: Powell, JamesCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas; Graduate Student
Funder: National Science Foundation (U.S.)Contributor Type: Organization
- Creation: 2012
- Physical Description: 28 p.
- Content Description: This report discusses research on reducing our carbon footprint through ridesharing. The focus of this research project was to analyze and collect travel trajectories to calculate carbon footprints under different travel modes and identify ways to reduce it.
- Keyword: ridesharing
- Keyword: carbon footprints
- Keyword: energy consumption
- Keyword: transportation
- Grant: National Science Foundation (U.S.) Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks Grant # 1132585
- Is Referenced By: Shared Ride: Transportation, Carbon Footprint and Ridesharing, ark:/67531/metadc155641
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of EngineeringCode: UNTCOE
- Rights Access: public
- Grant Number: 1132585
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc155642
- Academic Department: Electrical Engineering
- Academic Department: Computer Science and Engineering
- Display Note: Abstract: The focus of this research project was to analyze and collect travel trajectories to calculate carbon footprints under different travel modes and identify ways to reduce it. We collected trajectory data using GPS from RET participants and translated it into energy consumption to determine if shared ride modes were available and the corresponding amount of reduced carbon footprints. We also researched issues associated with ridesharing such as coordination of routes, safety concerns, time costs, and social discomfort. Ridesharing is a possible solution to help reduce increasing amount of carbon emissions in our growing communities.