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Purpose of Study
We use the NREL OpenPATH platform for this data collection. This open-source platform collects a complete snapshot of your travel and uses it to estimate yourindividual transportation carbon footprint and compare it against US 2030 and 2050 carbon-reduction goals. It also computes and publishes aggregate metrics around mode share and distance traveled.
Install the NREL OpenPATH App on Your Phone
- Scan the QR code or visit the link below to join this program.
- Remember to give all the requested permissions, including ("always") background location access. If you have a Samsung or Huawei phone, turn off background restrictions.
- Track your trips, label them when prompted, and check out your carbon footprint.
For additional information, see the participant guidelines .
Join the Study
After you have installed the NREL OpenPATH app on your phone, join the study by scanning the QR code or visiting the link below using your phone.
You will log in using a randomly token. Save your token in case you lose or change phones. If you lose your token, NREL cannot retrieve it for you since we do not have the ability to match a token to an individual user.
Join the Study
After you have installed the NREL OpenPATH app on your phone, join the program by scanning the QR code or copy-pasting the opcode token provided by your program admin. The OPcode is a long string beginning with 'nrelop'
Data Privacy and Security
The system will not collect any of the traditional personally identifiable information (i.e., no name, email, or phone number).
The collected data will be stored in a FEDRAMP-certified medium cluster at NREL and encrypted both in transit and at rest. Data from this study will be stored separately from other study data using the NREL-hosted version of the OpenPATH platform.
The raw data from this study will only be made available to:
- NREL OpenPATH developers for debugging.
On completion of the study, the data will be archived in NREL's Transportation Secure Data Center to support travel behavior research.
Examples of research that might use the data include: