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The Spring Issue of ACCESS is Now Online!

Spring is in the air, and ACCESS is on the web. Please check out the Spring 2016 issue at accessmagazine.org. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in this issue:Going the Extra Mile: Intelligent Energy Management of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Kanok Boriboonsomsin, Guoyuan Wu, and Matthew BarthIf you were a hybrid vehicle owner and you were driving down the freeway, would you know the best time to use gas and the best time to use the battery? Probably not, and most hybrid cars don’t know either. In fact, most plug-in hybrids just deplete their battery completely before switching to gas, which is actually an inefficient use of energy.In their article, “Going the Extra Mile: Intelligent Energy Management of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Kanok Boriboonsomsin, Guoyuan Wu, and Matthew Barth explore how hybrids can better manage battery use to get an extra five to ten miles out of each gallon of gas. By incorporating real-time information on where a car is, where it’s going, traffic levels, incline, and a host of other variables, an intelligent management strategy can save fuel and reduce emissions by 10 to 12 percent.Manage Flight Demand or Build Airport Capacity? Megan S. Ryerson and Amber WoodburnImagine you’re at [...]

By | 2017-10-09T12:18:24+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Fall Issue of ACCESS Magazine is Now Available!

The fall issue of ACCESS Magazine is hot off of the press and now available to view at the brand-new ACCESS website, accessmagazine.org. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in the latest issue:Quantified Traveler: Travel Feedback Meets the Cloud to Change Behavior Raja Sengupta and Joan L. WalkerMost people are aware that car emissions harm the environment, but they continue to drive anyway. What would it take for people to drive less and use other means of travel more? In their new article, “Quantified Traveler: Travel Feedback Meets the Cloud to Change Behavior,” authors Raja Sengupta and Joan Walker try to get people to walk, bike, and take transit more through a new program, Quantified Traveler. With this program, respondents were able to track their travel behavior and compare it with the behavior of their peers and the national average. The authors found that awareness of one’s habits, especially in comparison to others, leads to reduced driving distances and changed respondents’ attitudes towards travel.Unraveling the Modal Impacts of Bikesharing Susan Shaheen and Elliot MartinYou’ve probably seen them in most major cities: bikes readily available for checkout, used by commuters and tourists alike. But how are bikesharing programs influencing other forms of travel? Are [...]

By | 2017-10-09T12:18:24+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|