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Monday, May 4, 2015

Vol. 76-2015-05-04

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COTA Newsletter Vol.18 No. 1, March, 2015
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COTA launched membership on-line registration website
http://member.cota-home.org

COTA Community


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

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

International Exhibition and Forum of Internet of Things 2015, -- Xiamen, Fujian, June 2 - 4, 2015.
http://www.iotfair.net/

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/

2015 (Qingdao) International Intelligent Traffic and road safety exhibition, -- Beijing, June 16 - 18, 2015.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/exhibit/show-644.html

CPSE 2015 - the 15th China Public Security Expro, -- Shenzhen, October 31 - November 1, 2015
http://www.its-expo.com/index.php


ETC Internetworking nationwide is drving more business
http://www.cn-its.com.cn/toutiao/201504/36719.html

Ministry of Public Security, Traffic Management Bureau - promoting four kinds of work
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/xingyezhengce_0426/49717.html

Gaode Q1 congestion report: Beijing is in leading
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/jiaotongxinxifuwu_0423/49538.html

Gaode: Building "Internet+" type ITS
http://www.cn-its.com.cn/yaowen/201504/36737.html

Liangchao: "ICCA+" program to help "smart city" development
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461859.html


The Realization of Equal Protection in Chinese Cities’ Traffic ——From the Perspective of State’s Duties
http://www.21its.com/Common/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=2015042109102700001

New trend of automotive electronics development, under the bacground of "internet +"
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/xitongjicheng_0420/49371.html

Analysis of the congestion problem of second category provincial captical cities
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/jiaotongxinxifuwu_0426/49718.html

Shenzhen is advanced nationwide in creative roadside parking management mode
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/tingcheguanli_0422/49493.html


Huawei's new generation of connected vehicle solution
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/changshangyaowen_0423/49536.html

2015 transportation technologies 7 key promotion areas
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/xingyezhengce_0424/49637.html

Dialog between "Big Data" and urban planning
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/Urban/Advisory_161228.shtml

"Internet + Traffic" is the time
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_161325.shtml

Demonstration of connected vehcile system at 14th Asia Pacific Forum of ITS
http://www.tranbbs.com/renwu/XuHe/renwu_161358.shtml
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/dianzichezheng_0428/49859.html

Industry statistical bulletin of transportation development in China in 2014
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_161745.shtml

Understanding of 2014 urban ITS reginal features in China in 2 seconds
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/View/news_159301.shtml

From the bus Wifi looking at the "the hard way" of the development of the "Smart City"
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/zhinenggongjiao_0428/49781.html

Congestion releasing, the best way is changing the driving behaviors
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/jiaotongxinxifuwu_0424/49644.html


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





Schumer, Blumenthal Propose Bill To Force Implementation Of Railroad Safety Technology
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/04/19/schumer-blumenthal-propose-bill-to-force-implementation-of-railroad-safety-technology/


Preliminary Strategic Analysis of Next Generation Fare Payment Systems for Public Transportation
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_rpt_177.pdf
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 177: Preliminary Strategic Analysis of Next Generation Fare Payment Systems for Public Transportation explores attributes, implementation strategies, and applications of next generation transit fare payment (NGFP) systems. The report documents the state of the practice of emerging fare payments options for public transportation; develops a typology of available and anticipated options for NGFP that can serve a broad range of transit agencies and stakeholders in the United States; and evaluates the pros and cons of the options presented in the typology.

Understanding Public Opinion Regarding Transit in Southeast Michigan
http://transweb.sjsu.edu/project/1236.html

Integrated Response Training Moves Online
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/15marapr/nhi.cfm

Improving Safety Data Programs Through Data Governance and Data Business Planning
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/circulars/ec196.pdf
TRB’s Transportation Research Circular E-C196: Improving Safety Data Programs Through Data Governance and Data Business Planning summarizes the major themes of a peer exchange held on March 3-4, 2015, in Washington, D.C., which explored effective data governance and data business planning solutions for safety applications. Specifically, the conference focused on the business case for data governance, elements of data governance, operationalizing data governance at a transportation agency, and using data governance to advance data sharing and integration.

National Operations Center of Excellence Newsletter April 2015 Volume 1 Issue 4
http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e32558fa517687722df0c403f&id=d9aaf3d281&e=123a03711e

Review of the USDOT Report on Connected Vehicle Initiative Communications Systems Deployment
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/reports/DSRC_April_28_2015.pdf
On April 28, 2015, the Committee for the Review of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Report on Connected Vehicle Initiative Communications Systems Deployment sent a letter to Anthony R. Foxx, Secretary of the USDOT. The committee, as directed by Congress, conducted an independent peer review of a draft USDOT report to Congress, Status of the Dedicated Short-Range Communications Technology and Applications.

On the Comparison of Two Vehicular Safety Systems in Realistic Highway Scenarios
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=6480&utm_campaign=linkedin&utm_medium=sx#.VT1gLCH49D9
The application of wireless VANET technology to accident warning systems is gaining an increasing interest. These systems can significantly increase the safety of daily driving and are based on a technology that is steadily becoming mature. We present an experimental comparison between two effective approaches that cope with realistic scenarios. Both rapidly broadcast alert messages throughout platoons of vehicles, and are based on wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. However, with one approach an alert message propagates through the farthest relay at each hop, whereas with the other it propagatesusing the farthest spanning relay (i.e., the relay that can retransmit farthest away an alert message). With this study we will see retransmitting through the farthest spanning relay at each hop can improve the performance by a factor of two in terms of propagation delay, in comparison to choosing the farthest relay.



Are Emergency Managers Making the Most of Mobile? (Industry Perspective)
http://www.govtech.com/opinion/Are-Emergency-Managers-Making-the-Most-of-Mobile.html


New Report - Making the Most of the Transit Referendum: Transportation Investments to Create More Jobs and Reduce Pollution
http://www.tankerfreebc.ca/transit_report










What it takes to build a communicative and connected city
http://e27.co/takes-build-communicative-connected-city-20150422/

Millennials and City Dwellers Have Nearly Identical Transportation Preferences
http://mobilitylab.org/2015/04/23/millennials-and-city-dwellers-have-nearly-identical-transportation-preferences/


An LA City Councilmember Wants to Stop the Navigation App Waze from Giving Drivers So Many Shortcuts
http://www.vice.com/read/la-is-trying-improve-or-possibly-ruin-waze-882





Trillions Will Depend On Whether Driverless Cars Require Human Drivers
http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2015/04/22/human-drivers/





Can the internet of things save us from traffic jams?
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/20/internet-of-things-traffic

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/




New Survey Reveals which UK City Leads the way in Smart Commuting
http://news.xerox.co.uk/news/new-survey-reveals-which-uk-city-leads-the-way-in-smart-commuting

Data sharing transformation driving kerb to gate improvements at Dublin Airport
http://www.futuretravelexperience.com/2015/04/data-sharing-transformation-driving-kerb-gate-improvements-dublin-airport/


THINKING HIGHWAYS EUROPE/REST OF THE WORLD – ISSUE 1, 2015
http://thinkinghighways.com/thinking-highways-europerest-of-the-world-issue-1-2015/


British Transport Police hold violence summit
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-32347214

Urban Mobility System Upgrade: How shared self-driving cars could change city traffic
http://internationaltransportforum.org/cpb/projects/urban-mobility.html

Rail signal upgrade 'could be hacked to cause crashes'
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32402481




EU passes law that requires vehicles to be tracked
http://www.returnloads.net/news/ecall-eu-law/

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/

Big data could power on-demand public transport: IDA
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/big-data-could-power-on/1802238.html

New report finds that smart maps are crucial to India’s smart city plans
http://www.dalberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DalbergIndiaGeoPressrelease1.pdf


Uber's SOS button will send live GPS updates to police in India
http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/30/8520423/uber-sos-button-india-live-gps

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