Energy Department gives UC Riverside $1.2 million for emissions research

UC Riverside researchers will employ $1.2 million in Department of Energy money in a three-year project to research technology aimed at helping drivers reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

Researchers are seeking to develop technology that would provide feedback to drivers to aid in trip planning and more efficient driving habits.

“This grant allows us to go beyond small, anecdotal studies to show, on a large scale, the significant positive economic and environmental impacts of eco-driving principles and the value of feedback systems,” said researcher Matthew Barth said in statement.

Barth is the project’s principal investigator and director of UC Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology at the Bourns College of Engineering.