Reducing Our Carbon Footprint through Ridesharing Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Reducing Our Carbon Footprint through Ridesharing
  • Series Title Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks

Creator

  • Author: Garrett, Kim
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Northwest Independent School District
  • Author: Bell, Jesse
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Dallas Independent School District
  • Contributor: Huang, Yan
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor
  • Contributor: Powell, James
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas; Graduate Student

Contributor

  • Funder: National Science Foundation (U.S.)
    Contributor Type: Organization

Date

  • Creation: 2012

Language

  • English

Description

  • 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.

Subject

  • Keyword: ridesharing
  • Keyword: carbon footprints
  • Keyword: energy consumption
  • Keyword: transportation

Source

  • Grant: National Science Foundation (U.S.) Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks Grant # 1132585

Relation

  • Is Referenced By: Shared Ride: Transportation, Carbon Footprint and Ridesharing, ark:/67531/metadc155641

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Engineering
    Code: UNTCOE

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Grant Number: 1132585
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc155642

Degree

  • Academic Department: Electrical Engineering
  • Academic Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Note

  • 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.