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Monday, March 25, 2013.

Vol. 21-2013-03-25

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COTA in action

Pictures of COTA Activities dueing TRB is on-line.

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

China in Development

2013 China Telematics Products and Technology Exposifion, and Telematics Industry Development Forum, -- Shenzhen, April 10 - 12, 2013.

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.

15 years' ITS in China, reviewing and forecasting.

Vision of year 2020's ITS in China.

Reviewing of road traffic safety facilities industrial in China.

Traffic management system nationwide integration in China.

A discussion of Public Security / Traffic Management System development in China.

North America

T3 Webinar: Smart Traffic Management: Lessons from New York City's Midtown in Motion Project, -- April 18, 2013.

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

First-ever Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture Workshop in San Jose, California, -- San Jose, California, April 30 – May 1, 2013.

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

7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, -- Bolton Landing, New York, June 17 - 20, 2013.

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

RITA released the first version of the Research Data Exchange (RDE).
U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration and the Federal Highway Administration released the first version of the Research Data Exchange (RDE), a transportation data sharing system that promotes sharing of archived and real-time data from multiple sources and multiple modes. This new data sharing capability will support the needs of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) researchers and developers while reducing costs and encouraging innovation. Data accessible through the RDE is quality-checked, well-documented, and available to the public.

Report details simpler way to track freight on Oregon’s highways.


Development of an Innovative Prototype Lane Departure Warning System.
The University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Research has released a report that discusses the development of a new prototype lane departure warning system using an image-based approach to find the vehicle's lateral characteristics and establish an operation algorithm.

Freeway Travel-time Estimation and Forecasting.
he Georgia Institute of Technology has released a study that proposes a real-time travel-time estimation algorithm model that incorporates advances in traffic flow theory and simulation.

Solar Roads, Charging Roads, And The Future Of Transportation.

The Streetlight of the Future Will Do So Much More Than Light Your Street.

Hackers can cause traffic jams by manipulating real-time traffic data, researcher says.

NYPD License Plate Readers Will Be Able To Track Every Car Entering Manhattan.

Tablets’ Mobility, Connectivity Lead to Adoption by Emergency Managers.


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.

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

9th ITS European Congress, -- Dublin, Ireland, June 4 - 7, 2013.

eCall developing in Europe and going International.

Towards Futurama – Developments in Road Transport Automation.

Car drivers 'will save cash thanks to CO2 rules'.

Call for papers: Special Issue of Economics of Transportation “Airlines and Airports”.

Traffic Technology International, February/March 2013.

Australia & New Zealand

AITPM National Conference 2013.

The New Zealand Accessibility Analysis Methodology.
The New Zealand Transport Agency has released a report that considers land use and transport accessibility by drawing on international practices in order to define accessibility and propose a methodology for how it can be measured and quantified.

Middle East

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.


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.

You're too late, Jeremy! Japan unveils a single-passenger robot car... and this one can drive itself.

COTA Community

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

COTA Call for Paticipation

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