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Monday, January 12, 2015

Vol. 68-2015-01-12

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COTA launched membership on-line registration website

COTA Activities During TRB 2015.
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
COTA will continue the traditional winter symposium for providing a platform for knowledge exchange and professional networking. Highly recognized professors and researchers from China and the U.S. will get together to discuss critical transportation issues and solutions in China. Coffee break is scheduled for networking opportunity. All is welcome.
COTA Annual Reception at the TRB 94th Annual Meeting.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00PM - 10:00PM, Tony Cheng’s Seafood Restaurant, third floor, 619 H Street, NW • Washington, DC 20007.
Everyone is welcomed to join the great networking opportunity to meet COTA members and friends all around the world!

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Shanghai Jiaotong University Recruiting Announcement|Chinese Version

ChangAn University Recruiting Announcement|Project List

Xian Jiaotong University Recruiting Announcement|Application Form

Tongji University 2015 TRB Recruiting Event Announcement

Beijing Jiaotong University 2015 TRB Recruiting Event Announcement


Call for papers: Special Issue on modelling, calibrating, and validating car following and lane changing behaviour

Call for papers: Special Issue in Accident Analysis & Prevention (Topic: Traffic Safety in China: Challenges and Countermeasures)

Call for Abstracts: New Urbanization: Smart Growth and Sustainable Development - The 9th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference Chongqing, China, June 19-21, 2015 IACP CFA.pdf

News in China: Shanghai Jiaotong University - Center for ITS and UAV Applications Research

China in Development

2015 ITS China Yearly Grand Ceremony, -- Beijing, January, 16, 2015.

2015 Intertraffic China, Shanghai, March 31 - April 2, 2015.

14th ITS Asia Pacific Forum, -- Nanjing, Jiangsu, April 27 - 29, 2015.

2015 Shanghai International Command and Control Technology and Equipment Exhibition, -- Shanghai, June 10 - 12, 2015.

2015 ITS Expro. (Shenzhen), -- Shenzhen, June 14 - 26, 2015.

2015 fifth session of Asia (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic and road safety exhibition, -- Beijing, June 16 - 18, 2015.

CPSE 2015 - the 15th China Public Security Expro, -- Shenzhen, October 31 - November 1, 2015

2014 smart city building: guided by government, partnership with enterprise

Top 10 ITS news in China in 2014

Focusing: How Beijing will handle the parking charges?

Reviewing of smart city development in China in 2014

Beijing public transportation will upgrade 56 services

Top 10 tasks in transportation in 2015

Zhejiang: "Big data" is giving ITS "intelligent eyes"

"Thinking Internet way" pushes the trasition of ITS in Zhejiang

VP of Schneider Electric: smart city for big metopolitan like Beijing is not feasible

2015: opportunities and challenges of ITS in China

Yantai police is benefit from the "Big data" applications

National ITS Center win National Science and Technology Progress Award

Smart city development is coming to real

Year 2015, what is going to happen in China's ITS Marketing?

China's ITS in year 2015: Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges

Mega merger ahead as China’s CNR + CSR = CRRC Corporation.

North America

Call for Abstracts: Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum, The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, January 23, 2015.

Call for papers: ITS America 25th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, February 6, 2015

Call for papers: 2015 National Rural ITS Conference, Deadline for Submissions: February 13, 2015

Automotive Cyber Security Summit, -- Detroit, MI, March 30 - April 01, 2015.

Solicitation: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, -- Deadline, March 9, 2015.

Call for Presentations and Poster: First International Conference on Surface Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Event, -- Washington, D.C., September 16 - 18, 2015.

Call for Submissions: Transportation Association of Canada(TAC) Annual Meeting, -- Charlottetown, PEI, September 27 - 30, 2015.

Call for paper: IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2015, -- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 15 – 18 September 2015.

California carbon funds an uncertain boon for high-speed rail

Gov. Brown, officials gather in Fresno to launch high-speed rail construction

Big Data, Virtualization, and Systems Approach to Dominate Hyper Smart Transportation Era

Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) Video
Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) is a management philosophy and suite of operations tools used to improve transportation reliability, efficiency, and safety. ATDM includes Active Traffic Management, Active Demand Management, and Active Parking Management. This video explains the ATDM concept and includes examples and testimonials from various ATDM adopters throughout the U.S.

The Road Weather Management Benefit Cost Analysis Compendium
The Road Weather Management (RWM) Benefit Cost Analysis Compendium provides information about benefit cost analyses conducted around the country for specific RWM technologies or operational strategies.

Quantifying Economic Benefits for Rail Infrastructure Projects
The Missouri Department of Transportation has released a report that identifies metrics for measuring the benefit of rail infrastructure projects given the availability of data, relevant expertise, and other information.

Transit Safety Retrofit Package (TRP): Leveraging DSRC for Transit Safety – Fielding Results and Lessons Learned
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office has released a report that summarizes the deployment of a collision avoidance application—called the Transit Safety Retrofit Package—in a large-scale field demonstration designed to show potential benefits of Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) wireless technology.

New video shows how FHWA makes walking, biking safer

Two-way data sharing brings real-time traffic monitoring via ‘crowd-sourced’ reporting

Reducing traffic congestion with artificial intelligence

Big Data - Border Patrol finding new uses for data

A network for the Internet of (moving) Things

Using Google Earth to Understand Parking Utilization

Korean in-car navigation startup launches augmented reality driving system

CES cars: Consumers want traffic and parking info

12 million driverless cars to be on the road by 2035 -study

The Interface of Things: A Universal Remote for Your Life


ConnecteDriver, -- Brussels, January 28 - 29, 2015.

Future Travel Experience Europe 2015, -- London, February 2 - 4 , 2015.

Call for papers: 4th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, -- Copenhagen, Denmark, September 9 - 11 2015.

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2015, -- Stuttgart, Germany, June, 17 - 18, 2015.

18th EURO Working Group on Transportation, Delft, The Netherlands, July, 14 – 16 2015.

Call for paper: 22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, October 5 - 9, 2015.

Whether Hauling Freight or Private Motorist EU Promises More Accurate Real Time Traffic Information

Moscow Mayor Goes on Traffic Control Tour

Hybrid Power Pack: Hybrid Powertrain for City Cars
This paper presents a novel concept, the Hybrid Power Pack (HPP), which consists of a hybridization kit for transforming small city cars, powered by an original diesel engine, into a parallel hybrid vehicle. The study was jointly conducted by the University of Rome “Sapienza” and the Enea Casaccia research center. The idea is to design a hybrid powertrain that can be installed in a typical microcar, which means that all systems and components will be influenced by the limited space available in the motor compartment of the vehicle. In this paper the details of the mechanical and electrical realization of the powertrain will be discussed and the simulation of a small city car equipped with HPP will be presented and the results discussed and analyzed. The hybrid system also includes the battery pack which is composed of twenty-four Li-ion cells made by EIG, connected in series. The storage system is controlled as regards the voltage and temperature by a Battery Management System (BMS). All the above components are connected and managed by a control unit. The HPP presented in this paper obtains a reduction in fuel consumption higher than 20%. The solution presented with the HPP with its management strategy and the addition of the “plug-in function” makes the hybrid vehicle suitable in terms of performance and consumption in every driving conditions. The ideal strategy behind the “plug-in function” could represent a guideline for further achievements and experimentations, because it offers a simple hardware layout and a real reduction in fuel consumption.

Real-Time Urban Traffic State Estimation with A-GPS Mobile Phones as Probes
This paper presents a microscopic traffic simulation-based method for urban traffic state estimation using Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS) mobile phones. In this approach, real-time location data are collected by A-GPS mobile phones to track vehicles traveling on urban roads. In addition, tracking data obtained from individual mobile probes are aggregated to provide estimations of average road link speeds along rolling time periods. Moreover, the estimated average speeds are classified to different traffic condition levels, which are prepared for displaying a real-time traffic map on mobile phones. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method, which are fundamental for the subsequent development of a system demonstrator.

Australia & New Zealand

Call for Demonstrations: 23rd ITS World Congress


Career Opportunities

Job in China: The World Bank, China Transport Clusters
Transport Short Term Consultant
During TRB, interested applicants can call US phone no. 202-560-2189 for Binyam Reja, the China Transport Chief, directly for possibly setting up an interview meeting which in DC.

Faculty job in US: Traffic Engineering(focus in autonomous vehicles), Transportation Engineering, Texas A&M University

Research Assistance Opportunity in US: Texas A&M University

Faculty job in US: tenure-tracked faculty position, Transportation Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Faculty job in US: tenure-tracked faculty position, Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington

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