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Monday, April 20, 2015

Vol. 75-2015-04-20

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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

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: launching 50 more "public transportation petropolitan" in 2015
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/zhinenggongjiao_0410/49029.html

World Bank Report: China needs to promote integrated public transportation
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/zhinenggongjiao_0414/49087.html


Nanning: electronic station board for public transit will be launched in a year
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/zhinenggongjiao_0416/49228.html

Qingdao: Bus system's 12-3+3 digital operation mode
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/zhinenggongjiao_0420/49366.html

Next hotspot of mobile Internet: city's public services
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/jiaotongxinxifuwu_0416/49224.html

New trends of automotive electronic technologies and applications under the "Internet+" background
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/xitongjicheng_0420/49371.html

Records of interactive discussion on 2015 connected vehicle conference
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/gpsyunying_0410/49059.html

"Internet+" is adding "intelligence" to the traffic
http://www.21its.com/Common/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=2015041610514200001

2015 Public transportation leads in new energy
http://www.cpsits.com/zngj/201504/36715.html

Seven values that using "Big Data" for ITS
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/ITS/Advisory_160862.shtml

2015 Q1 urban ITS marketing: 4.16 billion Yuan
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/View/news_159342.shtml

How PPP mode works for rail transit system? pilot in Shenzhen
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/Evaluate/Advisory_159284.shtml


Gaode launches traffic information public service platform, in associated with traffic management agencies
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/corporation/IndustryNews/news_160441.shtml

North America

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

White House Releases 150 Data Sets to Fight Climate Change
http://www.govtech.com/data/White-House-Releases-150-Data-Sets-to-Fight-Climate-Change.html

Federal Railroad Administration Invests $21.2 Million in Highway Grade Crossing Safety, Positive Train Control, and Passenger Rail
http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/federal-railroad-administration-invests-212-million-highway-grade-crossing-safety-1

FEMA Launches New Feature to Mobile App Empowering Users to Follow Weather Alerts Across the Country
http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2015/04/14/fema-launches-new-feature-mobile-app-empowering-users-follow-weather-alerts

DOT Agencies Take Coordinated Actions to Increase the Safe Transportation of Energy Products
http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/dot-agencies-take-coordinated-actions-increase-safe-transportation-energy-products

Senator who vowed FMCSA reform questions agency’s release of CSA smartphone app
http://www.ccjdigital.com/senator-who-vowed-fmcsa-reform-questions-agencys-release-of-csa-smartphone-app




Critical Incident Management and Clearance Practices for Rail Transit
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_syn_114.pdf
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 114: Critical Incident Management and Clearance Practices for Rail Transit summarizes the current state of the practice regarding incident response and identifies strategies for post-incident evaluations.

Trendsetters in Transportation Technologies: Findings from the Transportation Research Board’s 2014 State Partnership Visits Program
http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/172355.aspx

FHWA R&T Now - March/April 2015
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/rtnow/15mar_apr_rtnow.cfm
A news update of research, technology, and development from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


'Cruise control for pedestrians' will steer your muscles for you
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-04/14/electric-shock-pedestrian-gps




Mobile app allows transit users to track Tarleton shuttles in real-time
http://www.tarleton.edu/scripts/press/display.asp?id=4673

City of Detroit: Mayor Duggan launches Improve Detroit app; “brings City Hall to your smartphone"
http://www.detroitmi.gov/News/ArticleID/127/Mayor-Duggan-launches-Improve-Detroit-app-%E2%80%9Cbrings-City-Hall-to-your-smartphone



New traffic signal tested to keep pedestrians safe, traffic moving
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/new-traffic-signal-tested-keep-pedestrians-safe-tr/nkqb7/


L.A. to control its street lights with a single laptop
http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/10/technology/l-a-lights/


Toronto introduces new traffic monitoring system to track congestion
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/toronto-introduces-new-traffic-monitoring-system-to-track-congestion-1.2315981

How Microsoft’s using big data to predict traffic jams up to an hour in advance
http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/03/how-microsofts-using-big-data-to-predict-traffic-jams-up-to-an-hour-in-advance/


International Remedies for Traffic Congestion
https://sourceable.net/international-remedies-traffic-congestion/#


Challenges remain for Delphi: Inside look at first self-driving trip across USA
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2015/04/08/challenges-remain-for-delphi-inside-look-at-first.html?page=all

Google has patented a system to help driverless cars avoid cows
http://www.citymetric.com/horizons/google-has-patented-system-help-driverless-cars-avoid-cows-919


Google Glass beware: Drivers get an eyeful with BMW’s connected car goggles
http://www.techworld.com/news/personal-tech/bmw-has-launched-its-own-version-of-google-glass-3607531/




Google explains how Android Auto messaging apps will work
http://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-android-auto-messaging-apps-will-work/

Europe

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/




INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT - Vision in lane
http://www.imveurope.com/features/feature.php?feature_id=287

Neither flashing traffics lights nor the colour yellow deter pedestrians from crossing
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-04-traffics-colour-yellow-deter-pedestrians.html


GROW/J4 - Notification system - Draft standardisation request as regards Intelligent Transport Systems ITS in urban areas
http://ec.europa.eu/DocsRoom/documents/9773



Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe (TIDE) Newsletter #1
http://tide-innovation.eu/en/upload/Newsletter/TIDE-newsletter-1-FINAL_Lite.pdf

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

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

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/

3D Lasers Will Help Guide Singapore’s Urban Bus Traffic Under Test Program
http://www.ibtimes.com/3d-lasers-will-help-guide-singapores-urban-bus-traffic-under-test-program-1871050

Korea Expressway uses big data to reduce traffic jams
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2015/04/123_177057.html

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