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Monday, February 23, 2015

Vol. 71-2015-02-23

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COTA in action

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
Reviewing of 20-year ITS policy/standards migration
http://www.21its.com/news/zhengce/2015-02-11/40578.html

"Urban traffic system design guide" passed the expert panel review
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_155466.shtml

ITS is migrating with traffic safety enhancement
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201502/36391.html

Beijing is promoting "Tri-region on rail"
http://www.cpsits.com/toutiao/201502/36396.html

"Big data" is helping cooperation between public and private sides
http://www.21its.com/news/zhengce/2015-02-13/40668.html

"Electronic Identification" might help future ITS system
http://www.21its.com/news/shidian/2015-02-10/40560.html

"Big data" helps urban emergency reponse platform
http://www.21its.com/news/zixun/2015-02-13/40674.html

Top 10 dangerous road segments nationwide in 2014
http://net.its114.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=8&id=47116

Analysis of "Chinese New Year" travel patterns
http://www.21its.com/news/zixun/2015-02-20/40710.html



Chinese Tech Companies Pateo, Yongche Are Working With Chery Automobile To Offer Electric Smart-Car Ridesharing By 2016
http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-tech-companies-pateo-yongche-are-working-chery-automobile-offer-electric-1810396

North America

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


Secretary Foxx Announces Bus Tour to Highlight Importance of Addressing America’s Infrastructure Deficit
http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/secretary-foxx-announces-bus-tour-highlight-importance-addressing-america%E2%80%99s

Blumenthal, Markey To Introduce Legislation To Protect Drivers From Auto Security And Privacy Vulnerabilities With Standards And “Cyber Dashboard”
http://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/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
http://www.fta.dot.gov/newsroom/news_releases/12286_16301.html

USDOT provides US$55m for zero-emission buses
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=66107

Leaked Document Shows FAA Rules For Commercial Drones Will Be Laxer Than Feared
http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/15/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
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/14202/14020.pdf
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
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/research/TS/2015/201502.pdf
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
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_S07Report.pdf
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
http://www.roads.maryland.gov/OPR_Research/MD-15-SHA-UM-3-6_INRIX-Arterial_Report.pdf
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
http://www.afdc.energy.gov/uploads/publication/fc_buses_2014_status.pdf
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
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=30404&utm_campaign=linkedin&utm_medium=sx#.VOLBsC7tlqA
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
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/global-transportation-analytics-market-holding-great-aditya-r









RTA gets $2.7 million to develop collision-avoidance system for its buses
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/02/rta_gets_27_million_to_develop.html

Road Warrior: Campaign against distracted driving faces an uphill climb
http://www.northjersey.com/news/nj-state-news/road-safety-campaign-faces-uphill-climb-1.1268813



Urban Engines Takes The Power Of Its Transit Platform To Consumers With A Smart Offline Maps App
http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/10/urban-engines/

This Scenario-Based Transit Map Will Change Your Commute
http://sfist.com/2015/02/10/this_scenario-based_transit_map_wil.php



Will self-driving cars solve your city's traffic congestion? Survey says not any time soon
http://smartcitiescouncil.com/article/will-self-driving-cars-solve-your-citys-traffic-congestion-survey-says-not-any-time-soon



Driver Alertness Detection System begins pilot program
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=66349


The autonomous shuttle hoping to transform public transport
http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/17/driverless-meridian-shuttle/


What happens when a self-driving car meets a road rage driver?
http://phys.org/news/2015-02-self-driving-car-road-rage-driver.html

Better Eyesight Than Humans – The Advent of Low-Cost LiDAR #CES2015
http://viodi.com/2015/02/17/better-eyesight-than-humans-the-advent-of-low-cost-lidar/



Ethernet Evolves to Connect the Connected Vehicle
http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1325615&page_number=1


In a World of Self-Driving Vehicles, Car Ownership Would Plunge
http://time.com/money/3701150/self-driving-cars-ownership-rates/

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/





Driverless car review launched by UK government
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31364441



Finding your way with open source: The European project bringing indoor mapping to the masses
http://www.zdnet.com/article/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%
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=66345

Copenhagen's underwater parking lot to feature ultrasonic/LED guidance system
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=66175

Swedish city deploys ALPR and app-based parking system
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=66103


EU law targets foreign rogue drivers to curb offences
http://www.highwaysindustry.com/eu-law-targets-foreign-rogue-drivers-curb-offences/

One in 10 drivers would ignore “red X” lane signs on motorways
http://www.highwaysindustry.com/one-10-drivers-ignore-red-x-lane-signs-motorways/

Policy paper - Driverless cars in the UK: a regulatory review
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/driverless-cars-in-the-uk-a-regulatory-review



Horizon 2020 projects light the way for smart cities across Europe
http://cordis.europa.eu/news/rcn/122384_en.html

Australia & New Zealand

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

Driverless car legislation planned for SA as part of changes to road laws
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-10/sa-government-plans-legislation-for-when-driverless-cars-happen/6083842

TCA and VicRoads initiative calls for freight-based C-ITS trials
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=66253

Melbourne To Become As Dense As Hong Kong
http://www.theurbandeveloper.com/melbourne-become-dense-hong-kong/

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

Asia

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




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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