Press conference at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

February 26, 2014

The White House recently announced the development of fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks that will take us well into the next decade. However, it is time to look not only at the efficiency of cars and trucks on the road, but to the road itself for fuel economy and emission reductions. MIT is bringing rigorous data to the debate on the role that pavement-vehicle interaction (PVI) plays in the environmental and economic costs of the nation’s roadways. At a press conference at the 2014 CONEXPO-CON/AGG show, Jeremy Gregory, the executive director of MIT’s Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub), will discuss research that shows that PVI has a measurable effect on vehicle fuel consumption that is significant over time. The press conference will be held Tuesday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the international gathering every three years for the construction industries, with a focus on construction, aggregates, and ready mixed concrete. The CSHub is a partnership between MIT, the Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation, and the Portland Cement Association.

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