2023 SMART Mobility Webinar Series – Webinar #1: Overview of SMART Mobility, Key Metrics, and Insight Areas
- The SMART (Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation) Mobility Consortium is an effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and multiple National Laboratories dedicated to further understanding the energy implications and potential opportunities from advanced mobility solutions. The DOE Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Energy Efficient Mobility Systems (EEMS) program launched the current phase of SMART Mobility in late 2019. This webinar series reports on insights and recommendations from the research with respect to improving mobility system equity along with time, cost, and energy efficiency.
The webinar series will begin in February and proceed following an approximate monthly cadence with each webinar generally presented on the second Tuesday of the month. The first webinar will provide an overview of DOE’s SMART Mobility Consortium and the research included under the current phase. Further content to be covered in the webinar include:
• Overall questions addressed by the current phase of SMART Mobility research.
• Key metrics considered—including traditional isolated metrics for quantifying outcomes such as energy, emissions, travel time, and driving miles, along with novel composite metrics developed as part of the initiative, such as Mobility Energy Productivity (MEP) and the INEXUS metric suite.
• A brief overview of research topic areas under which insights have been generated.
Subsequent webinars will provide a deeper dive into the various research topic areas along with associated insights and recommendations that have been generated.