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Webinar: 2023 SMART Mobility Webinar Series – #6: Freight

July 11, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The SMART (Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation) Mobility Consortium, which is led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and six DOE national laboratories, is dedicated to further understanding the energy implications and potential opportunities from advanced mobility solutions.

Building upon the research results and insights from the first phase of SMART Mobility, DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office, Energy Efficient Mobility Systems (EEMS) Program launched the SMART Mobility Consortium 2.0 in fiscal year 2020. Join us for the continuation of the SMART Mobility Consortium 2.0 webinar series to learn about summary insights from three years of research and development across DOE’s national laboratories about connectivity and automation, multi-modal travel, transportation electrification, and freight—all topics were studied and will be discussed through a mobility systems lens.

This webinar will provide an in-depth view of insights related to the energy and economic impacts of advanced freight transportation concepts. Questions addressed in the webinar will include:

  • What mode share and operational impacts may result from truck connectivity and automation?
  • What are the potential influencing factors and outcomes from increasing penetration of electrified and alternative fuel vehicles into the freight fleet?
  • What are the differing impacts of business-to-business versus business-to-consumer freight operations on the transportation system along with energy and greenhouse gas emissions?
  • What are the potential impacts of and strategies to deal with further growth of E-commerce?
  • What roles might strategies such as off-hour delivery, drone delivery, and delivery lockers play?
  • What are the potential noise and pollutant exposure impacts on low-income communities?

The webinars in this series are generally presented the second Tuesday of the month and provide a deeper dive into SMART 2.0 research.

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