MS (Master of Science)
Computer and Information Sciences
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Mohammad S. Khan
Phil Pfeiffer, Christopher Wallace
Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication enable the sharing, in real time, of vehicular locations and speeds with other vehicles, traffic signals, and traffic control centers. This shared information can help traffic to better traverse intersections, road segments, and congested neighborhoods, thereby reducing travel times, increasing driver safety, generating data for traffic planning, and reducing vehicular pollution. This study, which focuses on vehicular pollution, used an analysis of data from NREL, BTS, and the EPA to determine that the widespread use of V2V-based truck platooning—the convoying of trucks in close proximity to one another so as to reduce air drag across the convoy—could eliminate 37.9 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 2022 and 2026.
Thesis - unrestricted
Brummitt, Paul D., "Reduced Fuel Emissions through Connected Vehicles and Truck Platooning" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4101. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/4101
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