Analysis of the Potential of Autonomous Vehicles in Reducing the Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in Road Transport

Hubert Igliński , Maciej Babiak


Continuous and dynamic growth in demand for road transport, especially in developing countries, causes increase of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. At the same time the emissions of toxic components of exhaust gases harmful to human health and the environment enhance – particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and others. In particular, GHG emission and increase their concentration in the atmosphere, where road transport is the largest issuer in the transport sector, become one of the most important global problems. So far actions towards reducing energy consumption and emissions have not caused a decrease in global emissions. One of the key reasons for this is the presence of Jevons paradox, where the combined demand for transport grew faster than underwent the efficiency improvement of energy consumption and emissions reduction. One of the main reason for this is that vehicles offered on the market (especially cars) are characterized by an increase in weight and engine power. Broad implementation of autonomous vehicle (AV) can be a turning point in terms of reducing emissions of GHG. The aim of authors of this paper is to analyze the potential for AV to reduce GHG emissions from road transport. The analysis includes not only technical and technological issues, but also organizational and in the management of transport demand.
Author Hubert Igliński (WGM / KLM)
Hubert Igliński,,
- Department of International Logistics
, Maciej Babiak - Politechnika Poznańska (PP)
Maciej Babiak,,
Journal seriesProcedia Engineering, ISSN 1877-7058, (0 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Conference12th international scientific conference of young scientists on sustainable, modern and safe transport (TRANSCOM 2017), 31-05-2017 - 02-06-2017, High Tatras, Słowacja
Keywords in Englishautonomous vehicles, greenhouse gases emission, greenhouse gases reduction
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
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ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 24-03-2020, ArticleFromConference
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