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Title: ICT applications on the road to sustainable urban transport
Authors: van Geenhuizen, Marina
Keywords: Information and communication technologyUrban transportSustainabilityExcessive drivingCongestion reliefFatality reductionFuel-intelligence
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
ISTIEE Istituto per lo studio dei trasporti nell’integrazione economica europea
Source: Marina van Geenhuizen, "ICT applications on the road to sustainable urban transport", in: European Transport / Trasporti Europei, XIV (2009) 41, pp. 47-61.
Series/Report no.: European Transport / Trasporti Europei
XIV (2009) 41
This paper addresses the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on sustainable
transport by examining the direct application of ICT in urban transport. Following a discussion of various
negative externalities of transport, the paper examines the extent to which existing and potential ICT
applications in the transport sector can assist in making urban transport more sustainable than it is at
present. The focus of analysis is on qualitative and quantitative impacts of several ICT applications on
travel behaviour (including fatalities), factors that influence adoption, and impacts of adoption including
potentially secondary effects. The literature suggests that ICT innovations are most effective in fatality
reduction, but it seems that these are also quite effective in reducing fuel consumption through fuelintelligent
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-3997
Appears in Collections:European Transport / Trasporti Europei (2009) 41/XIV

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