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Monday, April 21, 2014.

Vol. 49-2014-04-21

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COTA in action

COTA Newsletter Volume 17, No.1 (March, 2014).
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Call for Participation: CICTP 2014, -- Changsha, China, July 4 - 7, 2014.
http://cictp.csu.edu.cn/cn/index

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China in Development

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/

2104 Shanghai ITS & Parking Equipments Expro
http://www.sh-ibe.com/itp.htm

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/

Sixth China International Fair of Traffic Security Products, -- Beijing, China, August 20 - 22, 2014.
http://www.znjjz.com/dl/

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

2014 6th Asia (Beijing) Internaltional Intelligent City Technology and Application Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, September, 16 - 18, 2014.
http://www.wisdom-city.com/

5th IOT China and CV & ITS China Exhibition, -- Shanghai, China, October 28 - 29, 2014.
http://www.iotconference.com/


Minister of Transportation: National Highway ETC will accelerate internetworking.
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_133250.shtml


Road Traffic Safety Key Laboratory of Ministry of Public Security issued recommendations on open search topics
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_133068.shtml

Beijing: Using "big data" to develop "non-peak" travel policy for senior citizens.
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201404/33966.html

Beijing Environmental Protection Agency: Maximizaing air condtion improvement within shortest time period
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201404/33908.html

Beijing's congestion charge policy: will implement one-card receipts to pay parking fees within one year.
http://www.cpsits.com/czjt/201404/33938.html

"E-plolice" system is deployed allaround the contry.
http://www.cpsits.com/jtjk/201404/33973.html

Hebei police is using new inicdent site survey technologies
http://www.cpsits.com/jjjy/201404/33851.html

Connected vehicle application scenaries and development trend
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=50&id=33307

"Single Bus Card" released two major timetable for nationwide internetworking.
http://www.cpsits.com/toutiao/201404/34045.html

Zhejiang will promote province wide traffic congestion index system this year.
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201404/33990.html

Analysis of 6 key questiond and corresponding solutions for "Intelligent City" in China
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=33371

Chengdu is trying "Parking and Ride" concept with three locations and a thousnad parking capacity.
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=34&id=33492

North America

Integrated Corridor Transportation Management System Workshop and Joint Mid-Year Meeting: Abstracts Due by April 25, 2014
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/dva/Ictmsw.pdf
The Integrated Corridor Transportation Management System Workshop is being held on June 22-26, 2014, in Irvine, California. Several TRB Committees and Joint Subcommittees are holding the workshop and midyear meeting to explore institutional, operational, and technical challenges and opportunities related to integrated management and operation of the multimodal transportation system.

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

T3 Webinar: Overview Transit Safety and Mobility Applications in a Connected Vehicle World
http://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/t3/s140514_cv_transit_apps.asp

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/

Telematics Detroit 2014, -- Novi, Michigan, June 4 - 5, 2014.
http://www.telematicsupdate.com/detroit/

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

31st International Bridge Conference (IBC 2014), -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 8 - 12, 2014.
http://www.eswp.com/bridge/

Automated Vehicles Symposium 2014
http://www.automatedvehiclessymposium.org/
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.

IBTTA Tolling, Moving Smarter, -- San Diego, CA, July 20 -22, 2014.
http://ibtta.org/events/summit-all-electronic-tolling-managed-lanes-interoperability

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

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

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/


Why Is America Falling Farther Behind Other Nations on Street Safety?
http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/04/09/why-is-america-falling-farther-behind-other-nations-on-street-safety/

Here are the deadliest US cities for biking or walking
http://www.vox.com/2014/4/18/5621388/pedestrian-and-biker-deaths


2013 federal ruling requires seat belts on new commercial buses starting in 2016
http://www.kvia.com/news/2013-federal-ruling-requires-seat-belts-on-new-commercial-buses-starting-in-2016/25434960


Evaluation of Rear-End Bus Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/research-center/Completed_Proj/Summary_PTO/FDOT-BDK85-977-50-rpt.pdf
The Florida Department of Transportation has released a report that examines rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses to determine the extent to which such collisions occur, conditions that exist during the collisions, and collision prevention strategies.

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Guide: Recommendations and Case Study
http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/tools_solve/fhwasa14014/fhwasa14014.pdf
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a guide that explains the operational and safety features of using pedestrian hybrid beacons as a means to reduce pedestrian-vehicle crashes.

Smart Growth and Economic Success: Strategies for Local Governments
http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/pdf/economicsuccess/sg-and-economic-success-for-governments.pdf
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that reviews possible connections between smart growth strategies (which include building neighborhoods that are accessible by transit, bike, and foot) and the fiscal strength of local governments.

2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report
http://cta.ornl.gov/vtmarketreport/pdf/2013_vtmarketreport_full_doc.pdf
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has released a report that details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets as well as the underlying trends that brought about those trends.

Pre-Implementation of Infrared and Ground-Penetrating Radar Technologies for Improving Asphalt Mixture Quality
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_PB_R06C_2014-04.pdf
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Renewal Project R06C has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Pre-Implementation of Infrared and Ground-Penetrating Radar Technologies for Improving Asphalt Mixture Quality that explores infrared (IR) and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) for measuring uniformity and segregation in new asphalt mixture construction. This report presents the results of pilot project using IR and GPR technology and includes suggestions related to the use of IR and GPR technology to improve pavement durability.

New study looks at effectiveness of flashing LED stop signs
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/research/TS/2013/201402.pdf

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Technologies for Motorcycle Crash Prevention and Injury Mitigation
http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/imsc2013/Oct16_Session1-Turner-Incorporating_ITS_Technologies_for_Motorcycle_Crash_Prevention_PAPER.pdf





Arlington County Building High-Tech Commute-Planning Software
http://mobilitylab.org/2014/04/15/arlington-county-building-high-tech-commute-planning-software/

A spy in the sky - Waterloo technology allows OPP to better capture collision scenes
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4460168-a-spy-in-the-sky/

This Concrete-Eating Robot Can Recycle An Entire Building On The Spot
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028697/this-concrete-eating-robot-can-recycle-an-entire-building-on-the-spot






Audi ready to launch traffic light recognition system
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=57181


Bus Rapid Transit and the Potential of the Newly Connected Vehicle
http://bulletin.pbworld.com/volumes/2014_03/perspectives.aspx#.U1H2jFea9bx






How Drones And Driverless Cars Raise Questions For The Future Of City Services
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028180/how-drones-and-driverless-cars-raise-questions-for-the-future-of-city-services

Intel IoT -- What Does The Internet of Things Mean?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3ur8wzzhBU

Europe

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

2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expro (ICCVE), -- Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3 - 7, 2014.
http://www.iccve.org/2014/



Transportmetrica A: Transport Science Call for Papers - Deadline: 30 September 2014
http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/est/ttra-special-issue-cfp-0414

EU to require that EVs and hybrids make noise to alert pedestrians
http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/06/eu-requiring-ev-noise-alerts/

European Commission publishes first EU Transport Scoreboard
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/media/news/2014-04-10-eu-transport-scoreboard_en.htm

Communication Instead of Collision: Research Project Focuses on the Interaction Between Cyclists and Drivers
http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/public_relations/press/pv201404-en.html



Smart public transport will only work if the network data is truly open
http://www.dw.de/smart-public-transport-will-only-work-if-the-network-data-is-truly-open/a-17559207

London's Bike-Share Program Unwittingly Revealed Its Cyclists' Movements for the World to See
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2014/04/londons-bike-share-program-unwittingly-revealed-its-cyclists-movements-world-see/8892/


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#!

International ITS leaders network in Melbourne, May 2, 2014.
https://www.its-australia.com.au/2014/01/its-australia-business-event-melbourne/



Middle East

Middle East and North Africa Transport Congress & Exhibition, -- Dubai, United Arab Emrates, April 27 - 30, 2014.
http://www.uitp-mena.com/

Middle East Road Safety & ITS Summit, -- Muscat, Oman, May 06 - 07 May 2014.
http://scl.fleminggulf.com/middle-east-road-safety-and-ITS-Summit

2nd Abu Dhabi Global Road Safety Forum, -- Abu Dhabi, May 11 - 13, 2014.
http://www.abudhabiroadsafetyforum.com/

‘Magic eyes’ will let Abu Dhabi keep the traffic flowing
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/transport/magic-eyes-will-let-abu-dhabi-keep-the-traffic-flowing

Asia

Singapore: LTA awards S$68m contract for intelligent bus management system
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/lta-awards-s-68m-contract/1064446.html




Singapore Government uses Big Data analytics to optimise transport management
http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/apr/17/singapore-government-uses-big-data-analytics-optim/

“Daaangerrrr!” Fukuoka town experiments with new road markings
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/04/18/daaangerrrr-fukuoka-town-experiments-with-new-road-markings/

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