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Monday, February 09, 2015

Vol. 70-2015-02-09

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

China in Development

ITSMRS Annual Meeting, -- Beijing, March 18 - 19, 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.

The 9th IACP Conference: Smart Growth and Sustainable Development -- Chongqing, China, June 19-21, 2015

The 5th China (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic Industry Expo, -- Bejing, July 4 - 6, 2015

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

2014 Smart city development status in China

20 typical accidents in China in 2014

30 million drivers nationwide now

Mobile Internet Thinkings for Traditional ITS industry

High speed reail in China is changing the living style

8 hotspots of ITS industry in China in 2014

Traffic demand adjustment in Shenzhen, increasing vehicle speed

Debt of toll road is getting worse, MOT is promotong PPP mode

Building "Smart City" is becaoming the act of nation

Traffic "Big Data" will help build a first-class transportation system

ITS system in Haikou: capturing illegal driving

First Wifi chargeable bus trial

Qingdao will make public transit up to 60% penetration

Changchun will become pilot city for "city bus"

Shenzheng: what esl you can do for congestion releasing

Building "smart city" in China: more than 200 cities started, 10 more provices already planned

Beijing: building advanced & comprehensive transportation system till 2020

Parking payment, where it will go?

Beijing: achievement of transportation system improvement in 2014

Nationwide top 10 achievementa in transportation system in 2014

NTT DATA's Big Data Simulation Forecasts and Alleviates Traffic Congestion

North America

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

Traffic Management Plan Summit - Experiences in Expecting the Unexpected, -- Newark, NJ, March 3, 2015.

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

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

2015 Traffic Safety Conference, -- Corpus Christi, TX, June 8 – 10, 2015

5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, -- Vancouver, Canada, June 22 - 24, 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.

Beyond Traffic: US DOT's 30 Year Framework for the Future

Boehner says fixing U.S. infrastructure 'critically important'

New Highway Trust Fund Projections: Same Old Problem

US DOT Connected Vehicle Pilot Program Seeks Safer, Smarter, and Greener Projects

National Operations Center of Exellence Newsletter, January 2015

Improving Bus Transit On-Time Performance through the Use of AVL Data
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
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

Guide for Communicating Emergency Response Information for Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines
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.

Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection
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:
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:
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:
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
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):
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

FAA's new air traffic control system NextGen causing major noise pollution

Sanef, Verizon and Azuga Tapped for Oregon's 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

State Police Testing Unmanned Aircraft System to Support Public Safety,4643,7-123-58995_67828-346390--,00.html

New Report Ranks 70 Major American Cities’ Tech Transportation Options

How Are Police Departments Using License Plate Reader Data?

Law enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled

A compelling case for smart traffic management

Here's How The Internet Of Things Will Solve Traffic Jams And Take The Stress Out Finding A Parking Space

In a hurry? Let a robot valet park your car

Tennessee tests smart parking lots with real-time parking space information

Forget the Line at Starbucks: Apple Wants to Provide Indoor Traffic Information

Driverless cars: applying existing laws to innovative technologies won't work

What this ‘Impact’ Specialist says about Autonomous Transportation

Safety may be the key to autonomous vehicles

How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT

The Web wants a seat in the car of your future


‘Smart Cities’ – Exhibition and Conference for South - East Europe, -- Sofia, March 11 – 13, 2015

Traffex 2015, -- Birmingham, UK, April 21 - 23, 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.

Future airports could become hi-tech pleasure domes

How OpenSignal uses millions of smartphones to create a giant social laboratory

'Driverless car impact audit' for all new infrastructure urged in new report

Performance data for A9 and the average speed cameras published

Are road safety solutions really tackling the UK’s most dangerous roads?

250 Million: Number of Connected Vehicles on the Road in 2020

Road Safety Newsletter, No. 17, January 2015.

Smart mobility: Dublin uses real-time data to reduce congestion

London mayor approves Europe's first bike superhighway

Australia & New Zealand

Call for Demonstrations: 23rd ITS World Congress

Middle East

ITS Forum UAE, -- Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 22 - 25, 2015.

Connected Car Congress, -- Ramat Gan, Israeli, November 2nd, 2015.

Real-Time Road Traffic Anomaly Detection
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.


Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Summit Singapore 2015, Singapore, February 12 - 13, 2015

3rd Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (3rd CTRG), -- Kolkata, India, December 17 - 20, 2015

Is India Ready for Narendra Modi’s ‘Smart Cities’?

Career Opportunities

Faculty Job in China: Shanghai Jiaotong University 2015 Recruiting Announcement|Chinese Version

Faculty Job in China: ChangAn University 2015 Recruiting Announcement|Project List

Faculty Job in China: Xian Jiaotong University 2015 Recruiting Announcement|Application Form

Faculty Job in China: Tongji University 2015 Recruiting Announcement

Faculty Job in China: Beijing Jiaotong University 2015 Recruiting Announcement

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