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Monday, February 09, 2015

Vol. 70-2015-02-09

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COTA launched membership on-line registration website
http://member.cota-home.org

COTA Community

14TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT RESEARCH (WCTR) SHANGHAI (CHINA), 10-15 JULY 2016
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Announcements/2015/WCTR2016 Call for Abstracts 2014-12-13 FINAL2.pdf

Call for papers: Special Issue on modelling, calibrating, and validating car following and lane changing behaviour
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-research-part-c-emerging-technologies/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-modelling-calibrating-and-validating-car/

China in Development

ITSMRS Annual Meeting, -- Beijing, March 18 - 19, 2015.
http://www.itsmrs.cn/

2015 Intertraffic China, Shanghai, March 31 - April 2, 2015.
http://www.china-its.org/

14th ITS Asia Pacific Forum, -- Nanjing, Jiangsu, April 27 - 29, 2015.
http://www.itsap2015.cn/index.php?classid=7188

2015 Shanghai International Command and Control Technology and Equipment Exhibition, -- Shanghai, June 10 - 12, 2015.
http://www.shcctexpo.com/

2015 ITS Expro. (Shenzhen), -- Shenzhen, June 14 - 26, 2015.
http://www.its-expo.com/index.php?lang=cn

2015 fifth session of Asia (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic and road safety exhibition, -- Beijing, June 16 - 18, 2015.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/exhibit/show-641.html

The 9th IACP Conference: Smart Growth and Sustainable Development -- Chongqing, China, June 19-21, 2015
http://www.chinaplanning.org/conf/index.php/iacp_9th/9thIACP_chongqing

The 5th China (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic Industry Expo, -- Bejing, July 4 - 6, 2015
http://www.chinaits.org.cn/

CPSE 2015 - the 15th China Public Security Expro, -- Shenzhen, October 31 - November 1, 2015
http://www.its-expo.com/index.php


2014 Smart city development status in China
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=66&id=46520

20 typical accidents in China in 2014
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/safety/Advisory_154448.shtml

30 million drivers nationwide now
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_154449.shtml

Mobile Internet Thinkings for Traditional ITS industry
http://www.tranbbs.com/renwu/XuHe/renwu_154447.shtml

High speed reail in China is changing the living style
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201501/36358.html

8 hotspots of ITS industry in China in 2014
http://www.cpsits.com/toutiao/201501/36348.html

Traffic demand adjustment in Shenzhen, increasing vehicle speed
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461583.html

Debt of toll road is getting worse, MOT is promotong PPP mode
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_154441.shtml

Building "Smart City" is becaoming the act of nation
http://www.21its.com/news/shidian/2015-01-27/40158.html

Traffic "Big Data" will help build a first-class transportation system
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=55&id=46555

ITS system in Haikou: capturing illegal driving
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/corporation/IndustryNews/news_154498.shtml

First Wifi chargeable bus trial
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201502/36380.html

Qingdao will make public transit up to 60% penetration
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201502/36379.html

Changchun will become pilot city for "city bus"
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201502/36385.html

Shenzheng: what esl you can do for congestion releasing
http://www.21its.com/news/shidian/2015-02-03/40358.html

Building "smart city" in China: more than 200 cities started, 10 more provices already planned
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=44&id=46813

Beijing: building advanced & comprehensive transportation system till 2020
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=3&id=46870

Parking payment, where it will go?
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=34&id=46855

Beijing: achievement of transportation system improvement in 2014
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_154907.shtml

Nationwide top 10 achievementa in transportation system in 2014
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_152286.shtml




NTT DATA's Big Data Simulation Forecasts and Alleviates Traffic Congestion
http://www.nttdata.com/global/en/news-center/pressrelease/2015/012303.html

North America

Call for papers: ITS America 25th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, February 6, 2015
http://itswc.confex.com/itswc/AM2015/cfp.cgi

Call for papers: 2015 National Rural ITS Conference, Deadline for Submissions: February 13, 2015
http://fs18.formsite.com/MeetingsNorthwest/nrits-abstract-form/index.html

Traffic Management Plan Summit - Experiences in Expecting the Unexpected, -- Newark, NJ, March 3, 2015.
https://ite-metsection.org/pdf/events/otherOrg/150119_TMP_Summit_Agenda.pdf

Automotive Cyber Security Summit, -- Detroit, MI, March 30 - April 01, 2015.
http://www.automotivecybersecurity.com/

Solicitation: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, -- Deadline, March 9, 2015.
http://www.volpe.dot.gov/work-with-us/small-business-innovation-research/solicitation-now-open

2015 Traffic Safety Conference, -- Corpus Christi, TX, June 8 – 10, 2015
http://tti.tamu.edu/group/cts/2015-traffic-safety-conference/

5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, -- Vancouver, Canada, June 22 - 24, 2015
http://www.ishgd2015.net/blog/2015/1/30/welcome-to-the-hood-stanley-park

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.
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/Conferences/2015/ClimateChange/CallforPresentations.pdf

Call for Submissions: Transportation Association of Canada(TAC) Annual Meeting, -- Charlottetown, PEI, September 27 - 30, 2015.
http://tac-atc.ca/en/call-papers



Call for paper: IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2015, -- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 15 – 18 September 2015.
http://www.itsc2015.org/content/cfp

Beyond Traffic: US DOT's 30 Year Framework for the Future
http://www.dot.gov/beyondtraffic

Boehner says fixing U.S. infrastructure 'critically important'
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/26/us-usa-republicans-idUSKBN0KZ00320150126

New Highway Trust Fund Projections: Same Old Problem
http://www.artba.org/newsline/2015/01/28/new-htf-projections-same-old-problem/




US DOT Connected Vehicle Pilot Program Seeks Safer, Smarter, and Greener Projects
http://analysis.tu-auto.com/auto-mobility/us-dot-connected-vehicle-pilot-program-seeks-safer-smarter-and-greener-projects

National Operations Center of Exellence Newsletter, January 2015
http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e32558fa517687722df0c403f&id=ed162bde6c&e=7410a88ced


Improving Bus Transit On-Time Performance through the Use of AVL Data
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/IDEA/FinalReports/Transit/Transit63.pdf
Improving Bus Transit On-Time Performance through the Use of AVL Data TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Transit Project 63a: Improving Bus Transit On-Time Performance through the Use of AVL Data develops a set of desktop tools to analyze archived fixed-route transit automatic vehicle location (AVL) data. The purpose of these tools is to measure on-time performance and develop schedule times between timepoints.


Self-Driving Vehicles May Not Be So Safe
http://www.govtech.com/transportation/Self-Driving-Vehicles-May-Not-Be-So-Safe.html
A new research paper documents a number of limitations and barriers to the potential road safety of self-driving vehicles.


AASHTO Completes Series of Reports Tracking Commuter Trends and Behavior
http://www.aashtojournal.org/Pages/NewsReleaseDetail.aspx?NewsReleaseID=1437

Guide for Communicating Emergency Response Information for Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/hmcrp/hmcrp_rpt_014.pdf
TRB’s Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP) Report 14: Guide for Communicating Emergency Response Information for Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines provides guidance on responding to a pipeline emergency. Report appendices are available on the project website.

Inflight, Volume 6, Issue 1, January/Febuery 2015.
http://www.hmgaerospace.com/hmgmags/Inflight2015/volume6issue1/index.html


Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_797.pdf
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 797: Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection describes methods and technologies for counting pedestrians and bicyclists, offers guidance on developing a non-motorized count program, gives suggestions on selecting appropriate counting methods and technologies, and provides examples of how organizations have used non-motorized count data to better fulfill their missions.

Seattle/Lake Washington Corridor Urban Partnership Agreement:
http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/54000/54400/54470/120214_seattle_upa_final_report.pdf0.pdf
The Seattle UPA projects focus on reducing congestion by employing strategies consisting of combinations of Tolling, Transit, Telecommuting/TDM, and Technology, also known as the 4 T's.

Atlanta Congestion Reduction Demonstration:
http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/54000/54000/54072/14-152.pdf
The Atlanta CRD projects focus on reducing congestion by employing strategies consisting of combinations of tolling, transit, telecommuting/travel demand management (TDM), and technology, also known as the 4 T's.

Dallas ICM Demonstration Project:
http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/54000/54100/54134/FHWA-JPO-14-112_v2.pdf
This document summarizes a plan to market the US 75 Integrated Corridor Management Project by positioning 511DFW from its inception so that it is readily understood and adopted by those segments of the population that account for most of the growth and most of the new, emerging needs for traveler information.

Intercity Transit Trip Planning Web Application
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/IDEA/FinalReports/Transit/Transit75.pdf
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Transit Project 75: Intercity Transit Trip Planning Web Application summarizes a tool that facilitates the planning of intercity travel by integrating data from passenger bus and rail services.

How-To Guide Transit Operations Decision Support Systems (TODSS):
http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/54000/54400/54471/FHWA-JPO-14-144_v1.pdf
This How-To Guide is intended for use by agencies planning, deploying, operating, and maintaining (TODSS). It was developed based on the outcomes and lessons learned from the USDOT sponsored TODSS Prototype project with Pace in Chicago IL, and from interviews with agencies and vendors that have recently deployed TODSS and TODSS-like systems.

New IDEAS for Transit: Transit IDEA Program Annual Report - January 2015
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/IDEA/tcrp_idea_Annual2015.pdf

FAA's new air traffic control system NextGen causing major noise pollution
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/faa-new-air-traffic-control-system-nextgen-causing-major-noise-pollution/

Sanef, Verizon and Azuga Tapped for Oregon's Pioneering Road Usage Charge Program
http://tollroadsnews.com/news/sanef-verizon-and-azuga-tapped-for-oregons-pioneering-road-usage-charge-program

Here's How The Internet Of Things Will Solve Traffic Jams And Take The Stress Out Finding A Parking Space
http://www.businessinsider.com/ofcom-report-on-internet-of-things-2015-1


State Police Testing Unmanned Aircraft System to Support Public Safety
http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-58995_67828-346390--,00.html


New Report Ranks 70 Major American Cities’ Tech Transportation Options
http://uspirg.org/news/usf/new-report-ranks-70-major-american-cities%E2%80%99-tech-transportation-options




How Are Police Departments Using License Plate Reader Data?
http://www.govtech.com/data/How-Are-Police-Departments-Using-License-Plate-Reader-Data.html

Law enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled
http://wtop.com/tech/2015/01/sheriffs-want-popular-police-tracking-app-disabled/

A compelling case for smart traffic management
http://360.here.com/2015/01/30/compelling-case-smart-traffic-management/

Here's How The Internet Of Things Will Solve Traffic Jams And Take The Stress Out Finding A Parking Space
http://www.businessinsider.com/ofcom-report-on-internet-of-things-2015-1


In a hurry? Let a robot valet park your car
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/30/tech/mci-robot-parking-valet/


Tennessee tests smart parking lots with real-time parking space information
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/feb/03/parking-sites-project-helps-truckers-find-tim/286144/




Forget the Line at Starbucks: Apple Wants to Provide Indoor Traffic Information
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2015/02/05/forget-the-line-at-starbucks-apple-wants-to-provide-indoor-traffic-information/


Driverless cars: applying existing laws to innovative technologies won't work
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/26/driverless-cars-existing-laws-technology

What this ‘Impact’ Specialist says about Autonomous Transportation
http://www.driverlesstransportation.com/what-this-impact-specialist-says-about-autonomous-transportation-7919


Safety may be the key to autonomous vehicles
http://fleetowner.com/blog/safety-may-be-key-autonomous-vehicles



How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT
http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/31/how-connected-cars-have-established-a-new-ecosystem-powered-by-iot/

The Web wants a seat in the car of your future
http://www.cnet.com/au/news/web-technologies-branch-out-to-auto-industry/




Europe

‘Smart Cities’ – Exhibition and Conference for South - East Europe, -- Sofia, March 11 – 13, 2015
http://viaexpo.com/en/pages/smart-cities

Traffex 2015, -- Birmingham, UK, April 21 - 23, 2015.
http://www.traffex.com/content#

Call for papers: 4th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, -- Copenhagen, Denmark, September 9 - 11 2015.
http://www.heart2015.transport.dtu.dk/Call-for-Papers

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2015, -- Stuttgart, Germany, June, 17 - 18, 2015.
http://ukipmemail.com/interface/external_view_email.php?B92727647697945213238416502613

18th EURO Working Group on Transportation, Delft, The Netherlands, July, 14 – 16 2015.
http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ed304281ad71e45d34fcf1334&id=648663c7ab&e=81aba6cc03

Call for paper: 22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, October 5 - 9, 2015.
http://www.itsworldcongress.com/bordeaux-2015/





Future airports could become hi-tech pleasure domes
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30830296

How OpenSignal uses millions of smartphones to create a giant social laboratory
http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/30/how-opensignal-uses-millions-of-smartphones-to-create-a-giant-social-laboratory/

'Driverless car impact audit' for all new infrastructure urged in new report
http://www.transportxtra.com/magazines/local_transport_today/news/?ID=40344


Performance data for A9 and the average speed cameras published
http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/news/performance-data-a9-and-average-speed-cameras-published




Are road safety solutions really tackling the UK’s most dangerous roads?
http://www.highwaysindustry.com/road-safety-solutions-really-tackling-uks-dangerous-roads/

250 Million: Number of Connected Vehicles on the Road in 2020
http://www.highwaysindustry.com/250-million-number-connected-vehicles-road-2020/




Road Safety Newsletter, No. 17, January 2015.
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/pdf/news/nl17_en.pdf




Smart mobility: Dublin uses real-time data to reduce congestion
http://smartcitiescouncil.com/article/smart-mobility-dublin-uses-real-time-data-reduce-congestion




London mayor approves Europe's first bike superhighway
http://inhabitat.com/london-mayor-approves-europes-first-bike-superhighway/

Australia & New Zealand

Call for Demonstrations: 23rd ITS World Congress
http://www.itsworldcongress2016.com/demonstrations


Middle East

ITS Forum UAE, -- Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 22 - 25, 2015.
http://www.itsroadsafetyuae.com/

Connected Car Congress, -- Ramat Gan, Israeli, November 2nd, 2015.
http://logtel-conferences.com/connected_car/Home.aspx

Real-Time Road Traffic Anomaly Detection
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperDownload.aspx?paperID=48351
Many modeling approaches have been proposed to help forecast and detect incidents. Accident has received the most attention from researchers due to its impacts economically. The traffic congestion costs billions of dollars to economy. The main reasons of major percentage of traffic congestion are the incidents. Road accidents continue to increase in digital age. There are many reasons for road accidents. This paper will discuss and introduce new algorithm for road accident detection. Various forecast schemes have been proposed to manage the traffic data. In this paper we will introduce road accident detection scheme based on improved exponential moving average. The proposed traffic incident detection algorithm is based on the automatic exponential moving average scheme. The detection algorithm is based on analyzing the collected traffic flow parameters. The detection algorithm is based on analyzing the collected traffic flow parameters. In addition a real-time accident forecast model was developed based on short-term variation of traffic flow characteristics.

Asia

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Summit Singapore 2015, Singapore, February 12 - 13, 2015
https://www.regonline.sg/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1660375

3rd Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (3rd CTRG), -- Kolkata, India, December 17 - 20, 2015
http://www.trgindia.org/trg_conference_2015/



Is India Ready for Narendra Modi’s ‘Smart Cities’?
http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2015/01/30/is-india-ready-for-smart-cities/

Career Opportunities


Faculty Job in China: Shanghai Jiaotong University 2015 Recruiting Announcement
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Career/2015/SJTU_EN.pdf|Chinese Version

Faculty Job in China: ChangAn University 2015 Recruiting Announcement
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Career/2014/ChanganUniv.pdf|Project List

Faculty Job in China: Xian Jiaotong University 2015 Recruiting Announcement
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Activities/2014/XianJiaoDa.pdf|Application Form

Faculty Job in China: Tongji University 2015 Recruiting Announcement
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Activities/2014/Tonji_20141223.pdf

Faculty Job in China: Beijing Jiaotong University 2015 Recruiting Announcement
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Activities/2014/BJTU_TRB_2015.pdf

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