ITS is a vital tool in the fight against climate change, according to American company Global Traffic Technologies, GTT.
As the emissions scandal unfolds in Europe and the US, GTT’s Market Development Director Tim Hall has told Smart Highways that while polluting vehicles exists, technology must be there to minimise the impact.
“We work in the field of priority control systems,” he says. “These systems are utilised by transit and freight operators to make sure the equipped vehicle can continue through intersections without stopping.
“We know that when a vehicle stops, or accelerates or idles at an intersection it needlessly generates excess CO2 and also causing an inefficiency in fuel as well, so while many people come for the fuel savings the CO2 reduction comes right along with it”.
GTT has introduced a number of priority schemes across the world and is now expanding into the UK. The company says that in systems it has implemented it has led to fuel savings, and CO2 reductions of up to 19 per cent.
You can hear Tim Hall’s interview with Smart Highways editor Paul Hutton here: