Kitchen Talks - Digital applications in passenger transport and their impact on GHG emissions
Tid: On 2021-10-20 kl 12.00 - 13.00
Föreläsare: Jan Bieser, KTH
Information and communication technology (ICT) provides unprecedented opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger transport by avoiding, shifting or improving transport. Still, it is known that digital mobility services can also take a complementary (as opposed to substituting) role in travel or replace non-motorized travel, which can increase GHG emissions.
The presentation will provide (1) an overview about digital technologies that are used in passenger transport and the types of applications they support, and (2) a framework to assess the impacts of these applications on GHG emissions from passenger transport. The framework supports researchers in scoping assessments, designing suitable assessment methods and correctly interpreting the results, which is essential to put digitalization in passenger transport at the service of climate protection.