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Monday, May 05, 2014.

Vol. 50-2014-05-05

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Call for Participation: CICTP 2014, -- Changsha, China, July 4 - 7, 2014.

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China in Development

The 10th China International Rail Transit Technology Exhibition (CRTS China 2014), -- Beijing, May 5 - 7, 2014.

Xi'an Intelligent traffic safety technology & Application Exhibition 2014, -- Xi'an, May 9 - 11, 2014.

2014 Intertraffic China, Beijing, May 13 - 15, 2014.

2104 Shanghai ITS & Parking Equipments Expro

China (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic Industry Expo, -- Beijing, May 26 - 28, 2014.

Call for paper: 5th ITS Conference China & 3rd Shenzhen International ITS and Location Base Service Expo

China International Internet of Things Technologies and Application Exhibition 2014, -- Shenzhen, August 14 - 16, 2014.

Sixth China International Fair of Traffic Security Products, -- Beijing, China, August 20 - 22, 2014.

Metro Expro 2014, -- Guangzhou, August 23 - 25, 2014.

2014 6th Asia (Beijing) Internaltional Intelligent City Technology and Application Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, September, 16 - 18, 2014.

5th IOT China and CV & ITS China Exhibition, -- Shanghai, China, October 28 - 29, 2014.

First day of May 1st holiday in China, highway congestion makes toll free policy useless

China is developing a new generation of traffic network control technology to ease traffic congestion

36 urban rail transit plans are approved in China

Intelligent information service in Changsha subway system leads the nation.

Which direction the traffic "Big Data" will lead the future traffic of metropolitans?

Internet thinking is promoting the automobile industry's innovation

How to choose the software development vendor for the public travelling software

Shanghai OnStar Introduces Upgraded Voice Recognition System, Mobile App and Security Service at Auto China 2014

North America

T3 Webinar: Overview Transit Safety and Mobility Applications in a Connected Vehicle World

2014 Traffic Safety Conference, —- San Antonio, Texas, May 12 - 14, 2014.

T3 Webinar: National Connected Vehicle Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis

T3 Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Real-Time System Management Information

Telematics Detroit 2014, -- Novi, Michigan, June 4 - 5, 2014.

2014 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, -- Dearborn, Michigan, June 8 - 11, 2014.

Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum. -- June 17 – 19, 2014.

31st International Bridge Conference (IBC 2014), -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 8 - 12, 2014.

Automated Vehicles Symposium 2014
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.

Safe and Efficient Design for the 21st Century - 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 22 - 24, 2014.

IBTTA Tolling, Moving Smarter, -- San Diego, CA, July 20 -22, 2014.

International System Safety Training Symposium 2014, -- St. Louis, Missouri, August 4 - 8, 2014.

TRB Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) 2014 Summer Meeting -- Portland, Oregon USA August, 11-13, 2014

2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, -- Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11, 2014.!

IBTTA 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, -- Austin, Texas, September 13 - 17 2014.

ITS 3C Summit, -- Mobile, Alabama, September 14-17, 2014.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Winners of Pedestrian Safety Grants

Interim Report of a Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System Enterprise Architecture, Software, Safety, and Human Factors
The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, part of the National Academies’ Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS), has released a report that describes issues that have surfaced so far in an examination of the Next Generation Air Transportation System’s (NextGen) enterprise software development approach and safety and human factors design.

Handbook for Communicating Travel Time Reliability Through Graphics and Tables
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L02 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Handbook for Communicating Travel Time Reliability Through Graphics and Tables that offers ideas on how to communicate reliability information in graphical and tabular form.

The Future of TransXML: Workshop Summary
TRB’s Transportation Research Circular E-C185: The Future of TransXML: Workshop Summary is the proceedings of a December 2013 workshop that focused on potential future development and implementation of TransXML.

Report: Texting blamed for increase in pedestrian deaths on KC roads

Forecasting Mobile Ticketing Adoption on Commuter Rail

Not-in-Traffic Surveillance: Child Fatality and Injury in Nontraffic Crashes—2008 to 2011 Statistics

Efficient and Safe Merging Solutions - Advanced Freeway Merge Assistance: Harnessing The Potential of Connected Vehicles
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a fact sheet that describes an exploratory advanced research program project designed to improve the efficiency and safety of freeway merges using connected vehicle technology.

Guidance on the Level of Effort Required to Conduct Traffic Analysis Using Microsimulation
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that provides guidance for analysts and modeling managers on successfully applying traffic simulation analyses. The report presents systematic ways to determine the appropriate scope and budget for traffic analysis efforts using microsimulation, resulting in better project and program decisions on transportation improvement projects.

Characteristics of Premium Transit Services that Affect Choice of Mode

Roadway Safety Data Interoperability Between Local and State Agencies
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 458, Roadway Safety Data Interoperability Between Local and State Agencies provides an overview of the state of the practice regarding the interoperability between state and local safety data. The report also highlights agency practices that supporta data-driven safety program on all public roads.

E-tool for Business Processes to Improve Travel Time Reliability
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L34 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled E-tool for Business Processes to Improve Travel Time Reliability that explores an e-tool to assist transportation agencies when evaluating their processes to improve travel time reliability. The report details the functional requirements, software architecture, and content development for the e-tool.

Guide to Integrating Business Processes to Improve Travel Time Reliability
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L01-RR-2: Guide to Integrating Business Processes to Improve Travel Time Reliability explores various ways that transportation agencies could reengineer their day-to-day business practices to enhance traffic operations, address nonrecurring traffic congestion, and improve the reliability of travel times delivered to roadway system users.

Driver Assistance Systems and the Transition to Automated Vehicles: A Path to Increase Older Adult Safety and Mobility?

How parking data drives urban planning
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 166: Characteristics of Premium Transit Services that Affect Choice of Mode explores the full range of determinants for transit travel behavior and offers solutions to those seeking to represent and distinguish transit characteristics in travel forecasting models.

Nokia HERE Traffic: Inside the team tracking America’s roads

Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

A ‘Smart’ Transit System Is Coming To Boston

Hackers Can Mess With Traffic Lights to Jam Roads and Reroute Cars

Google Self-Driving Car on City Streets

Google’s self-driving car passes 700,000 accident-free miles, can now avoid cyclists, stop at railroad crossings


Expotraffic 2014, -- Moscow, Russia, May 14 - 16 2014.

2014 Annual Summit - Transport for a Changing World, -- Leipzig, Germany, May 21 - 23, 2014.

International Symposium of Transport Simulation International Workshop on Traffic Data Collection and its Standardisation, -- Ajaccio, Corsica (France), June 1 - 4 2014.

European Conference on Human Centred Design for ITS, -- Vienna, Austra, June 6 - 6, 2014.!

Transports 2014 Publics - The European Mobility Exhibition, -- Paris, France, June 10 - 12, 2014.

The 10th ITS European Congress, -- Helsinki, Finland, June 16 – 19 2014.

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2014, -- Delft, the Netherlands, June 24-27, 2014.!

European Transport Conference 2014, -- Frankfurt, Germany, September 29 - October 1, 2014.


2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expro (ICCVE), -- Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3 - 7, 2014.

Transportmetrica A: Transport Science Call for Papers - Deadline: 30 September 2014

SmartRail World - What does ˆ50bn+ of budget look like? These five European rail projects will show you.

Boris Johnson's transport planners forecast soaring London road congestion

Presentations from VRA Webinar 2 : “Driver Assisted Truck Platooning” Evaluation, Testing, and Stakeholder Engagement for Near Term Deployment

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Australia & New Zealand

'Talking' cars would make traffic lights redundant

Middle East

2nd Abu Dhabi Global Road Safety Forum, -- Abu Dhabi, May 11 - 13, 2014.


International Conference on Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries, -- Mumbai, India, 10-12 December 2014

Route-planner App to Be Introduced for Pedestrians

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