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Monday, February 24, 2014.

Vol. 45-2014-02-24

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China in Development

The 7th Asia (Beijing) International Content Networking Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, March 4 - 6, 2014.
http://www.wlwexpo.net/

CITS 2014, -- Shaghai, China, April 10 - 12, 2014.
http://www.cnena.com/showroom/bencandy-htm-fid-8-id-9131.html

10th Metro World Summit 2014, -- Shanghai, April 17 - 18, 2014.
http://www.cdmc.org.cn/2014/mws/cn/

The 10th China International Rail Transit Technology Exhibition (CRTS China 2014), -- Beijing, May 5 - 7, 2014.
http://www.crtschina.com/

Xi'an Intelligent traffic safety technology & Application Exhibition 2014, -- Xi'an, May 9 - 11, 2014.
http://www.xajtz.com/

2014 Intertraffic China, Beijing, May 13 - 15, 2014.
http://www.intertrafficchina.com/

China (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic Industry Expo, -- Beijing, May 26 - 28, 2014.
http://www.chinaits.org.cn/

Call for paper: 5th ITS Conference China & 3rd Shenzhen International ITS and Location Base Service Expo
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_130777.shtml
http://www.its-expo.com/

China International Internet of Things Technologies and Application Exhibition 2014, -- Shenzhen, August 14 - 16, 2014.
http://www.iotexpo.com.cn/

Metro Expro 2014, -- Guangzhou, August 23 - 25, 2014.
http://www.cnykon.com/eshow.asp?id=22

Personal Experience: Congestion in Beijing - what cuases that?
http://www.tranbbs.com/renwu/Liruimin/renwu_130737.shtml

Transportation planning status in China
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/TPlan/Advisory_130735.shtml

Traffic "Noisy Map" in Guangzhou
http://www.cpsits.com/czjt/201402/32837.html

"Electronic Police" status in China
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=4&id=31499

Vision of 2014 ITS Development in China
http://www.cpsits.com/toutiao/201402/33087.html

Beijing: 70 Billion Investment in Promoting Public Transportation in 2014.
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201402/33089.html


China considers new powers for pollution watchdog as part of government shakeup
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/10/us-china-environment-law-idUSBREA190IM20140210

Huizhou: Dropping "Green Wave" Proposal, Adopting Interchange Solution to Avoid Traffic Lights
http://www.cpsits.com/xhkz/201402/33126.html

North America

2014 National Rural ITS Conference / ITS Heartland Annual Meeting, -- Branson, Missouri, August 24 - 27, 2014.
http://nritsconference.org/downloads/14documents/CallForAbstracts_NRITS2014.pdf

Call For Papers: TRB Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) 2014 Summer Meeting -- Portland, Oregon USA August, 11-13, 2014
http://www.tft.pdx.edu/tft50/tft50.htm


Innovations in Travel Demand Forecasting, -- Baltimore, MD, April 27 - 30, 2014
http://www.cvent.com/events/innovations-in-travel-demand-forecasting/event-summary-477f7b8596454859ac120f90d9ebc56c.aspx

2014 Traffic Safety Conference, —- San Antonio, Texas, May 12 - 14, 2014.
http://tti.tamu.edu/group/cts/2014/01/21/2014-traffic-safety-conference-may-12-14/

2014 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, -- Dearborn, Michigan, June 8 - 11, 2014.
http://www.ieeeiv.net/

Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum. -- June 17 – 19, 2014.
http://www.westernstatesforum.org/CurrentForum/Default.html

Automated Vehicles Symposium 2014
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/conferences/2014/AutomatedVehicleSymposium2014.pdf
TRB is sponsoring the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2014 on July 15-17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. This symposium will focus on challenges and opportunities related to the increasing automation of motor vehicles as well as the environments in which they operate. The symposium will build on the 2012 and 2013 workshops on the state-of-the-art in road vehicle automation research and will explore automation developments that may affect the future of surface transportation and transportation organizations.

International System Safety Training Symposium 2014, -- St. Louis, Missouri, August 4 - 8, 2014.
http://issc2014.system-safety.org/

2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, -- Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11, 2014.
http://itsworldcongress.org/#!

IBTTA 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, -- Austin, Texas, September 13 - 17 2014.
http://www.ibtta.org/Events/EventDetail3.cfm?ItemNumber=6640&RDtoken=254&userID=

ITS 3C Summit, -- Mobile, Alabama, September 14-17, 2014.
http://www.its3csummit.com/




Scholarship Information - Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania (ITSPA)
http://itspennsylvania.com/Default.aspx?tabid=112

TAC Foundation scholarships - Application deadline - February 17, 2014.
http://tac-atc.ca/en/about-us/tac-foundation/scholarships#!

2nd Annual Cameron Rian Hays Competition for Outside-the-Box Transportation Business and Policy Innovations!
http://yptransportation.org/2013/12/19/got-some-great-innovative-ideas-2nd-annual-outside-the-box-transportation-innovations-competition-w-17-5k-prize-purse-now-open/


RFP: IDEA Program Announcement 2014: Funding Proposals Now Being Accepted
http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/170153.aspx
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) annual program announcement solicits funding proposals for the upcoming review cycles. The announcement explains the IDEA programs, describes the types of eligible projects and their funding structures, suggests general areas for which IDEA proposals can be submitted, and provides guidelines and forms for submitting proposals.


Seeks Comment on Whether to Ban Mobile Device Voice Communications on Flights
http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/us-department-transportation-seeks-comment-whether-ban-mobile-device-voice




AAA Study Finds Costs Associated With Traffic Crashes Are More than Three Times Greater than Congestion Costs
http://newsroom.aaa.com/2011/11/aaa-study-finds-costs-associated-with-traffic-crashes-are-more-than-three-times-greater-than-congestion-costs/

Perceptions of Bicycle-Friendly Policy Impacts on Accessibility to Transit Services: The First and Last Mile Bridge
http://transweb.sjsu.edu/PDFs/research/1104-bicycle-policy-transit-accessibility-first-last-mile.pdf
The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University has released a report that assesses the distances travelled on bicycle by cycle-transit users, both those who use bicycles to access transit stops and those who travel on transit with their bicycles.

Assessment of the Effectiveness of Advanced Collision Avoidance Technologies
http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/102534
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has released a report that describes the current state of knowledge regarding the effectiveness of advanced collision-avoidance technologies and presents an assessment of their effects on traffic safety. This report is available for no fee after logging on to the site.

Dynamic Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) - A Study on Variable Left Turn Mode Operational and Safety Impacts
http://htl.li/tDZ2J


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Advanced System Utilizing a Data Acquisition System on Highways (FAST DASH) Safety Technology Evaluation Project #1: Blindspot Warning
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/facts-research/research-technology/report/FAST-DASH-Concurrence-Package.pdf
The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a report that discusses an evaluation of promising safety technologies aimed at improving commercial motor vehicle operations.

High-Speed Railways: Present Situation and Future Prospects
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=31817#.UwVsYIWIrqU

Coordinated Pre-Preemption of Traffic Signals to Enhance Railroad Grade Crossing Safety in Urban Areas and Estimation of Train Impacts to Arterial Travel Time Delay
http://htl.li/tNAHi

An App That Promises to Get You Out of Parking Tickets
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2014/02/how-get-out-parking-tickets/8412/



Researchers to design vehicle-to-vehicle communication integration framework
http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2014/02/021414-vtti-connectedvehciletechnology.html


Far Beyond Rush Hour: The Incredible Rise of Off-Peak Public Transportation
http://m.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2014/02/far-beyond-rush-hour-incredible-rise-peak-public-transportation/8311/

Technology Makes Transit the Next Frontier for Digital Signage Innovators
http://www.masstransitmag.com/blog/11312093/dse-2014-vendors-appeal-to-mass-transit-customers

How to build a crowdsourced traffic safety network
http://gcn.com/articles/2014/02/11/crowdsourced-traffic.aspx?m=2

NoHo's New Interactive Pedestrian Signal A Lot Like Nagging Parent
http://gothamist.com/2014/01/28/noho_interactive_pedestrian_signal.php




The future of the automotive industry: who will invest in intelligent transportation systems?
http://www.paristechreview.com/2014/02/11/automotive-intelligent-transportation-systems/

Connected cars: Apps, networks and storage on wheels
http://gcn.com/articles/2014/02/12/connected-vehicles-sdn.aspx

Europe

Intertraffic Amsterdam 2014, -- Amsterdam RAI, March 25 - 28 2014.
http://www.intertraffic.com/intertraffic-amsterdam/Pages/default.aspx

Expotraffic 2014, -- Moscow, Russia, May 14 - 16 2014.
http://expotraffic.com/

2014 Annual Summit - Transport for a Changing World, -- Leipzig, Germany, May 21 - 23, 2014.
http://2014.internationaltransportforum.org/awards

International Symposium of Transport Simulation International Workshop on Traffic Data Collection and its Standardisation, -- Ajaccio, Corsica (France), June 1 - 4 2014.
http://ists14.sciencesconf.org/

European Conference on Human Centred Design for ITS, -- Vienna, Austra, June 6 - 6, 2014.
http://conference2014.humanist-vce.eu/#!

Transports 2014 Publics - The European Mobility Exhibition, -- Paris, France, June 10 - 12, 2014.
http://www.transportspublics-expo.com/en?goback=.gna_1784344.gde_1784344_member_246267601

The 10th ITS European Congress, -- Helsinki, Finland, June 16 – 19 2014.
http://www.itsineurope.com/its10/

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2014, -- Delft, the Netherlands, June 24-27, 2014.
http://wstlur.org/symposium/2014/agenda/#!

European Transport Conference 2014, -- Frankfurt, Germany, September 29 - October 1, 2014.
http://etcproceedings.org/page/open/title/Call+for+papers

SYMPOSIUM “TOWARD INTEGRATED MODELLING OF URBAN SYSTEMS”, -- Lyon, France, October 15-17th 2014.
http://www.let.fr/Symposium-Urban-Modelling?lang=fr



New connected car standards put Europe into top gear
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-141_en.htm


FRANCE: Renault sheds some light on autonomous car by 2020 plans
http://www.just-auto.com/news/renault-sheds-some-light-on-autonomous-car-by-2020-plans_id142723.aspx


EUROPEAN COMMISSION: COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT - on the state of play of the implementation of the ERTMS Deployment Plan
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/rail/interoperability/ertms/doc/edp/swd%282014%2948-ertms-deployment-plan.pdf


Australia & New Zealand

13th ITS Asia Pacific Forum 2014, -- Auckland, New Zealand, April, 28 - 30, 2014.
http://www.itsasiapacificforum2014.co.nz/?goback=.gna_85595.gde_85595_member_5831592417442152449#!

A new app aims to assist blind people navigate Perth's public transport network
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-14/new-app-helps-blind-to-navigate-public-transport-feature/5258776

Middle East




Emergency vehicles fitted with technology to change traffic signals (updated)
http://dohanews.co/emergency-vehicles-fitted-with-technology-to-change-traffic-signals/

Asia

Saving India’s Cities: Indian cities are bursting - what can be done to save them?
http://mybigredbag.com/saving-indias-cities/

Career Opportunities

Job in China - Talent Recruitment for Civil Aviation University of China.
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Career/2014/Civil_Aviation_Univ_Recruitment_2014.pdf

Faculty Job in China - Southweat Jiao Tong University.
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Career/2014/swjtu_01_2014.pdf

COTA Call for Paticipation

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