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Monday, February 23, 2015

Vol. 71-2015-02-23

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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
Reviewing of 20-year ITS policy/standards migration

"Urban traffic system design guide" passed the expert panel review

ITS is migrating with traffic safety enhancement

Beijing is promoting "Tri-region on rail"

"Big data" is helping cooperation between public and private sides

"Electronic Identification" might help future ITS system

"Big data" helps urban emergency reponse platform

Top 10 dangerous road segments nationwide in 2014

Analysis of "Chinese New Year" travel patterns

Chinese Tech Companies Pateo, Yongche Are Working With Chery Automobile To Offer Electric Smart-Car Ridesharing By 2016

North America

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.

Secretary Foxx Announces Bus Tour to Highlight Importance of Addressing America’s Infrastructure Deficit

Blumenthal, Markey To Introduce Legislation To Protect Drivers From Auto Security And Privacy Vulnerabilities With Standards And “Cyber Dashboard”

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $29 Million in Grants to Promote New Technologies to Improve Transit Safety, Emergency Response

USDOT provides US$55m for zero-emission buses

Leaked Document Shows FAA Rules For Commercial Drones Will Be Laxer Than Feared

Evaluation of Dynamic Speed Feedback Signs on Curves: A National Demonstration Project
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that evaluates the effectiveness of two dynamic speed feedback sign systems so as to manage speeds and crashes on rural horizontal curves more effectively.

Transportation Planning to Support Economic Development: An Exploratory Study of Competitive Industry Clusters and Transportation in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a report that explains the relationship between transportation and economic development by investigating how firms in competitive industry clusters use transportation networks.

Naturalistic Driving Study: Field Data Collection
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-S07-RW-1: Naturalistic Driving Study: Field Data Collection that summarizes the compilation of a comprehensive naturalistic driving database. This database, together with associated roadway, driver, and environmental data provides a resource from which to study the role of driver performance and behavior in traffic safety and how driver behavior affects the risk of crashes.

Validation and Augmentation of INRIX Arterial Travel Time Data Using Independent Sources
The Maryland State Highway Administration has released a report that presents a comprehensive validation scheme for arterial travel time data based on GPS probe- and Bluetooth-generated data as two independent sources.

Fuel Cell Buses in U.S. Transit Fleets: Current Status 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report that summarizes the progress of fuel cell electric bus development in the United States and discusses the achievements and challenges of introducing fuel cell propulsion in transit.

Cloud-Based Information Technology Framework for Data Driven Intelligent Transportation Systems
We present a novel cloud based IT framework, CloudTrack, for data driven intelligent transportation systems. We describe how the proposed framework can be leveraged for real-time fresh food supply tracking and monitoring. CloudTrack allows efficient storage, processing and analysis of real-time location and sensor data collected from fresh food supply vehicles.

Global Transportation Analytics Market- Holding Great Promises

RTA gets $2.7 million to develop collision-avoidance system for its buses

Road Warrior: Campaign against distracted driving faces an uphill climb

Urban Engines Takes The Power Of Its Transit Platform To Consumers With A Smart Offline Maps App

This Scenario-Based Transit Map Will Change Your Commute

Will self-driving cars solve your city's traffic congestion? Survey says not any time soon

Driver Alertness Detection System begins pilot program

The autonomous shuttle hoping to transform public transport

What happens when a self-driving car meets a road rage driver?

Better Eyesight Than Humans – The Advent of Low-Cost LiDAR #CES2015

Ethernet Evolves to Connect the Connected Vehicle

In a World of Self-Driving Vehicles, Car Ownership Would Plunge


‘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.

Driverless car review launched by UK government

Finding your way with open source: The European project bringing indoor mapping to the masses

EXCLUSIVE: New research shows extra traffic lights actually improve traffic flow by 15%

Copenhagen's underwater parking lot to feature ultrasonic/LED guidance system

Swedish city deploys ALPR and app-based parking system

EU law targets foreign rogue drivers to curb offences

One in 10 drivers would ignore “red X” lane signs on motorways

Policy paper - Driverless cars in the UK: a regulatory review

Horizon 2020 projects light the way for smart cities across Europe

Australia & New Zealand

Call for Demonstrations: 23rd ITS World Congress

Driverless car legislation planned for SA as part of changes to road laws

TCA and VicRoads initiative calls for freight-based C-ITS trials

Melbourne To Become As Dense As Hong Kong

Middle East

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

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


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

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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