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Monday, March 11, 2013.

Vol. 20-2013-03-11

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COTA in action

Presentation from 16th COTA Annual Symposium is on-line.

China in Development

China International Urban Mass Transit Expro 2013 -- Guangzhou, China. May 9 - 11, 2013.

ITS Expro 2013 (Shenzhen) -- Shenzhen, China. May 28 - 30, 2013.

Rail+Metro China 2013 -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 6, 2013.

2013 China (Guangzhou) Int'l Exhibition & Conference on Intelligent Transportation and Internet of Things -- Guangzhou, China. June 18 - 20, 2013.

The Tenth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications (ACM VANET 2013) -- Taipei, Taiwan. June 25, 2013.

CITP 2013 - the 5th International Intelligent Transportation and Parking Equiptment Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 25 - 27, 2013.

2013 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings2013, -- Beijing, China August 20 - 23, 2013.

8th Metro World Summit 2013, -- Shanghai, China, September 10 - 13, 2013.

Three features will lead the direction of the traffic information system development in China.

The 2013 development tendency of the "Internet of Things" in China.

Overviewing of Various Provinces' Transportation Investment in year 2013.

Challenges of ITS Development in China - Media's Observation from the 2012 China ITS Annual Conference.

Win-win strategies for Beidou satellite navigation industry and China's national security.

Beijing: ITS might help to reduce the haze weather.

Cloudy Computing Development in China

North America

TRB Webinar: Automated Enforcement for Speeding and Red Light Running.

Preliminary Program: ITS America Annual Meeting. -- Nashville, TN, April 22-24 - 17, 2013.

GIS-T Symposium, -- Boise, Idaho, May 5 - 8, 2013.

Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations, -- Blacksburg, Virginia, September 30 - October 2, 2013.

Smart Parking Symposium 2013, -- Berkley, CA, March 18 - 19, 2013

New Webinar Series on Connected Vehicle Data Capture Management and Dynamic Mobility Applications.

FHWA New Exploratory Advanced Research Request for Proposals (Deadline 3/15/13).

Transportation Community Voices Concern Over Potential Risk to Next Generation Vehicle Safety Technology.

Roadside Safety Design and Devices: International Workshop.
TRB Transportation Research Circular E-C172: Roadside Safety Design and Devices: International Workshop is a record of a meeting hosted by the International Research Subcommittee of the Roadside Safety Design Committee in Milan, Italy, on July 17, 2012. The focus of the meeting included assessment practices, safety systems, best practices, and other road safety products and issues.

TR News July-August 2012: Adapting to Climate Change: Building a Network of Solutions.
The July-August 2012 TR News present an array of climate change adaptation initiatives--the rationales, strategies, progress, and goals--including key facts that transportation leaders and professionals should know about climate change and transportation.

Development of Hybrid Dedicated Short Range Communication- Portable Changeable Message Signs Information Systems for Snowplow Operations and Work Zones.
The University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies has released a report that explains a snowplow warning system using vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle dedicated short range communication and variable message signs to warn drivers of snowplow operations.

Development of a Multiple-Camera Tracking System for Accurate Traffic Performance Measurements at Intersections.
The University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies has released a report that presents the development of a multiple-camera tracking system for accurate traffic performance measurements at intersections.

New Navigation Technology Predicts Traffic Conditions.

Putting "Rapid" into Bus Transit: Evaluating Cities Around the World.

Half CA/I-110 Express Lane users are solo driver buy-ins, tolls average 54c/mile.

Latest technology gives motorists a chance to dodge traffic.

Lessons from Running GM's OnStar.

Matthew Beecham Q&A with Ficosa: Review of advanced driver assistance systems.

Pricey Apps, Dated Software Might Stop the Drive to the 'Connected Car'.

Ford Goes Open Source to Speed App Development.

Heavy Use of Montreal Bixi Bikesharing System Displayed with New Open-Data Map.

If airline passengers had Google Glass….


Tranforming Passenger Information Customer Exprience Summit 2013, -- London, UK, March 20 - 21, 2013.

Call for paper: 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transport System, -- The Hague, The Netherlands, October 6 - 9, 2013.

Call for paper: 13th International Conference Intelligent Transportation Systems Telecommunications (ITST-2013), -- Tampere, Finland, October 16 - 18, 2013.

Call for nominee: Young Researcher of the Year Award 2013.

Traffex 2013 - The 26th International Traffic Engineering, Road Safety and Highways Maintenance Exhibition, -- Birmingham, UK, April 16 - 18, 2013.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Nature-Inspired Optimization Techniques in Transportation Planning and Operation.

Map of Roadworks

Mediamobile Tests Traffic over DAB+ In Poland.
This is a major step forward in both demand planning and travel mode choice planning for cities. Imagine if maps can be generated dynamically by time of day/time of year also. Any business could have a link showing the time taken to travel to that place. Users who choose to share their location information could, at a glance, get a good idea of how quickly to get there. Planners could spot bottlenecks very quickly.

Volvo unveils cyclist alert-and-brake car system.

Journal of Transport Geography Volume 27, Pages 1-82 (February 2013).

Australia & New Zealand

AITPM National Conference 2013.


Environment Perception and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles - IV'13 Symposium Workshop, -- Gold Coast, Australia, June 23, 2013.

Impact of Roadside Advertising on Road Safety.

Middle East

3rd Annual Road Planning and Construction - Middle East, -- Doha, Qatar, February 25 - 28, 2013.

17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition Riyadh, -- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 9 - 13, 2013.

ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar 2013, -- St. Regis Doha, Qatar, Septemper 16 - 17, 2013.


Airports Cities World Conference & Exhibition, -- Ekurhuleni, South Africa, April 24 - 26, 2013.

Road Trans Africa 2013, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

Aviation Outlook Africa, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

AfricaRail, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

Africa Ports & Harbours Show, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.


9th International Freight Forwarders Conference, -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 16 - 18, 2013.

14th Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia (REAAA) Conference 2013, -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 26 - 28, 2013.

2013 Intertraffic Istanbul, -- Istanbul, Turkyy, May 29 - 31, 2013.

Smart Traffic ASIA 2013, -- Jakarta, Indonesia, June 25 - 26, 2013.

2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG), -- Agra, India, December 12-15 2013.

Self-driving trucks tested in Japan, form a close-knit convoy for fuel savings.

COTA Community

16th Internaltional Conference; Road Safety on Four Continents. -- Beijing, China. May 15 - 17, 2013.

COTA Call for Paticipation

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