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Monday, April 06, 2015

Vol. 74-2015-04-06

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Call for Paper - First IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015), -- Guadalajara, Mexico, October 25 – 28, 2015.
http://sites.ieee.org/isc2/

Call for papers - Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research (SSCI) Special Issue Theme: High-speed Rail and Sustainable Growth
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Announcements/2015/Call for papers_transportation letters.pdf

Call for papers (Deadline extension to April 30): 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/

The 28th ICTPA Annual Conference (ICTPA2015) and The 3rd IACGE International Conference on Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering (IACGE2015), -- Los Angeles, CA, May 14 - 16, 2015.
http://www.ictpa.org/

China in Development

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


MOT: Promoting new energy vehicle for public transportation and taxi
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_158575.shtml

National ETC Internetworking will Uniform Vehicle Classification Standard
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_158711.shtml

2015 Domestic Freeway Construction Projects
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_158731.shtml

"Internet+" drives the rising of the intelligent public transportation market
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_158927.shtml

"Riding share" is becoming the future development trend
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_159045.shtml

Nationwide logistic public service platform is launched
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/jiaotongxinxifuwu_0324/48378.html

Observation of the development trends - IT leads the ITS
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/jiaotongxinxifuwu_0323/48323.html

Hubei launched automobile emission detection system
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/cheliangjiance_0326/48486.html


Smart city development in China is still at early stage
http://www.21its.com/Common/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=2015032513475600001

17th Highway Information Technology Seminar
http://www.cpsits.com/toutiao/201503/36543.html

Outlook 2015: 10 key words for satellite navigation market
http://www.cpsits.com/zgznjt/201503/36596.html

Shenzhen: 2014 yearly public transportation service index
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201503/36567.html

Reviewing the 2105 Connected Vehicles Conference and 10th Satellite Navigation Operations Conference.
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/huodong_0330/48569.html

Industry 4.0 will bring connected vehcile new power
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/telematics_0331/48664.html

Hige resolution "Beidu" system will bring connected vehicle new opportunities
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/weixingdaohang_0331/48663.html


China Highway Information Seminar held in Nanchang, Jianxi
http://www.21its.com/Common/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=2015040313414900001

Change of congestion release concept: Shenzhen, trageting from passenger car to transit
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201503/36601.html

Experts gathering in Shenzhen for highspeed rail economic forum
http://www.cpsits.com/zdjt/201504/36632.html

BAT are all targeting on parking business, any chances for start-up companies
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/corporation/IndustryNews/news_159218.shtml

Technology Integration for "One Belt and One Route"
http://www.tranbbs.com/renwu/Guomin/renwu_159149.shtml

Wenzhou: Traffic operation index on-line monitoring" platform is offecially launched
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_159233.shtml

Some Critical Issues in the Development of Chinese High-Speed Rail: Challenges and Coping Strategies
http://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=45514&utm_campaign=linkedin&utm_medium=ldc#.VRcJHeHtlqA
In this paper, several critical issues related to Chinese high-speed rails (CHSR) are analyzed, investigated and discussed, including development background, reasons for high ticket fare, some typical factors that influence the environmental life-cycle assessment, time and cost comparison of typical door-to-door travel routes between different transport modes and complementary strategies among different transport modes. First, the results show that the expanding high-speed rail network increased the pressure on the country's roads in the 2010 spring festival rush period due to the high ticket fare of CHSR. Second, due to lower than expected ridership because of the high ticket price and limited demand in less developed areas, some Chinese CHSR projects have become economically unsustainable. Third, without sufficient ridership and service life, the utilization of HSR was unable to show any advantages in the environmental impact compared with the other transport modes. In addition, the impact of shock from CHSR on Chinese domestic civil airlines is evident when the travel distance is below 1050 km. The key objective of the investigation is to enhance our understanding of the development and operation of Chinese high-speed rail. One of the key contributions of the current paper is the presented suggestions for complementary strategies between different transport modes to make full use of Chinese transportation resources to promote low carbon economy.

IRU showcases benefits of TIR in achieving China's One Belt, One Road strategy
http://www.iru.org/en_news_item?story=3324

North America

TDM 2015 - 7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management, -- Tucson, Arizona, April 13 - 15, 2015.
http://www.tdmsymposium.org/

Smart Cities - Road to Smart Mobility Workshop, -- Hillsboro, Oregon, April 22, 2015.
https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/45772839

I-95 Corridor Coalition Significant Events Response Conference: “Removing Barriers and Opening the Door for Cross - Disciplinary Understanding and Coordination”, -- Linthicum Heights, MD, May 12 - 13, 2015
http://www.i95coalition.org/i95/Portals/0/Public_Files/Whats-New/I95CC%20Significant%20Events%20Conference%20-%20May%202015.pdf

5th International Transportation Systems Performance Measurement and Data for Decisions and Performance Measures Conference & Fine-Tuning Your Transportation Asset Management Program Workshop, -- Denver, Colorado, May 31–June 2, 2015.
http://www.cvent.com/events/5th-international-transportation-systems-performance-measurement-and-data-for-decisions-and-performa/event-summary-b7e4eb5a3a3b4deba863f0ea917af5c7.aspx

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



TransComm2015 Conference, -- Annapolis, Maryland, September 13 - 16, 2015
http://communications.transportation.org/Documents/TransComm2015CallforPresentersFINAL.pdf

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

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/cfp


New bill could kick road safety tech to the curb
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wi-fi-innovation-act-could-hamper-v2v-tech-cars/

Innovative Finance Models for Sustainable Cities of the Future
http://cityminded.org/finance-models-sustainable-cities-future-11168


New bill could kick road safety tech to the curb
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wi-fi-innovation-act-could-hamper-v2v-tech-cars/

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Provides $4.4 Million to Six States for Innovative Infrastructure Efforts
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pressroom/fhwa1523.cfm



Guidelines for Virtual Transportation Management Center Development
http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop14016/index.htm
This guidebook is intended to serve as a detailed reference that addresses the concepts, methods, processes, tasks, techniques, and other related issues for practitioners to consider associated with planning and development for a virtual Traffic Management Center (TMC). The guidebook describes the business planning process for developing a virtual TMC and provides guidance and procedures for addressing technical, operational and institutional issues such as data needs, communications, responsibilities, and agreements for collaborating remotely will be beneficial.

Guidebook on Pedestrian Crossings of Public Transit Rail Services
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_rpt_175.pdf
The Guidebook addresses key pedestrian safety issues associated with public transit rail services; presents pedestrian crossing issues associated with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Americans with Disabilities Act; summarizes readily available decision flowcharts used to make decisions regarding pedestrian treatments at rail crossings; presents information for 34 pedestrian treatments used at rail crossings, grouped into eight appropriate categories; and includes four case studies that examine specific decisions with respect to pedestrian rail crossings.


Boston Outlines ‘Smart Meters,’ Protected Bike Lanes And Other Transportation Initiatives
https://www.wbur.org/2015/03/25/walsh-transportation-initiatives

Better traffic signals can cut greenhouse gas emissions
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/smarter-stoplights-cut-greenhouse-gas-0331


Aviation Experts Call for Introduction of Real-Time Flight Data
http://www.newsweek.com/aviation-experts-call-introduction-real-time-flight-data-316737


UAVs hit the mark in disaster assessment
http://www.dot.gov/fastlane/uavs-help-disaster-assessment





Crosswalks are getting safer for pedestrians and drivers in N.J.
http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2015/03/can_we_get_along_in_the_crosswalk_safety_campaign.html


'Citymapper' and 'Transit App' Offer In-Depth Looks at Transit Experiences on Apple Watch
http://www.macrumors.com/2015/03/27/citymapper-and-transit-app/


Raytown engineer wants to turn dumb pavement into a smart Interstate 70
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article15650132.html



Seattle Hacktivists Dream Up New Transportation Apps
http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/seattle-transportation-apps-hack-the-commute-event

TxDOT launches app to help Texans drive cleaner, cheaper, safer
http://www.mrt.com/business/article_e194e794-cf39-11e4-a8fe-0fd7993b29ea.html

A Better Way to Go: Improving Work Zone Safety Through Data
http://www.inrix.com/a-better-way-to-go-improving-work-zone-safety-through-data/

Traffic signals synchronized, but drivers still taking alternate routes
http://www.kitv.com/news/Traffic-signals-synchronized-but-drivers-still-taking-alternate-routes/32122768


No more speeding tickets! Ford's new S-Max detects speed cameras to slow you down and avoid fines
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3009176/No-speeding-tickets-Ford-s-new-S-Max-detects-speed-cameras-slow-avoid-fines.html



Business sector likely to be first to adopt driverless cars by 2025
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/24/driverless-cars-business-fleet

Connected Car Platform Mojio Raises $8M Series A Round Led By Telekom Capital
http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/24/connected-car-platform-mojio-raises-8m-series-a-round-led-by-telekom-capital/



Google’s driverless car might come with airbags on the outside, to protect pedestrians
http://qz.com/369345/googles-driverless-car-might-come-with-airbags-on-the-outside-to-protect-pedestrians/


Testing of software adds to urgency in race for driverless cars
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/27/us-autos-driverless-idUSKBN0MN1E820150327

Contra Costa County Looks to Become Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Center
http://www.govtech.com/fs/Contra-Costa-County-Looks-to-Become-Autonomous-Vehicle-Innovation-Center.html





Smartphone-like app platform will 'be key to success of connected car industry'
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/smartphone-like-app-platform-will-be-key-success-connected-car-industry-1493656

Europe

Traffex 2015, -- Birmingham, UK, April 21 - 23, 2015.
http://www.traffex.com/content#


COTS Committee TU 1004: Public transport passenger flows in the era of ITS, -- Paris, France, May 11 - 12, 2015.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B19y2YMMO7pWVjdJSUFtM01KT1E/view

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/

2015 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, November, 19 - 20, 2015.
http://www.polisnetwork.eu/events2/polisconference/2015conference

ISEHP: International Symposium on Enhancecing Highway Performance, -- Berlin, Germany, June 14 - 16, 2016
http://isehp2016.org/

3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (ICTG) 2016, -- Guimaraes, Portugal, September 4 - 7, 2016
http://www.civil.uminho.pt/3rd-ICTG2016/




?5.75 million driver information improvements near completion
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/575-million-driver-information-improvements-near-completion

Visible Road Markings: an essential road element for older drivers and the intelligent vehicle
http://www.erf.be/index.php/communication/press-releases/452-rainvision-final-meeting-presentations




UK to invest in driverless cars: What does this mean for the future?
http://blog.nxp.com/uk-to-invest-in-driverless-cars-what-does-this-mean-for-the-future/







VIDEO | Driverless cars to create 320,000 UK jobs and save 2,500 lives
http://www.highwaysindustry.com/video-driverless-cars-to-create-320000-uk-jobs-and-save-2500-lives/

IEEE ITS Society Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 2, April 2015
http://its.ieee.org/files/2015/03/v17n2April2015.pdf

Talking traffic lights - Newcastle University reveals latest in traffic technology
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/talking-traffic-lights---newcastle-8966855

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Electronic tolling coming to Tauranga in 2015
http://www.nzta.govt.nz/about/media/releases/4039/news.html

Australian ITS Summit/NETC 2015, -- Melbourne, Australia, May, 12 - 14 2015
https://www.its-australia.com.au/events/australian-its-summit-netc-2015/


Middle East

Connected Car Congress, -- Ramat Gan, Israeli, November 2nd, 2015.
http://logtel-conferences.com/connected_car/Home.aspx

Abu Dhabi bus passes to be automated to make commuting easier
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/abu-dhabi-bus-passes-to-be-automated-to-make-commuting-easier

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: Zhongshan University
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Career/2015/ZhongshanUniv_032005.pdf

Faculty Job in China: Beijing University of Technology
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Career/2015/BJUT_20150228.pdf

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