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Monday, May 06, 2013.

Vol. 24-2013-05-06

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COTA in action

COTA International Confrence of Transportation Professionals, CICTP 2013, -- Shenzhen, China, August 13 - 16, 2013.

China in Development

ITS Expro 2013 (Shenzhen) -- Shenzhen, China. May 28 - 30, 2013.

Internet of Things China 2013 Conference & Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 5, 2013.

Rail+Metro China 2013 -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 6, 2013.

2013 China (Guangzhou) Int'l Exhibition & Conference on Intelligent Transportation and Internet of Things -- Guangzhou, China. June 18 - 20, 2013.

The Tenth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications (ACM VANET 2013) -- Taipei, Taiwan. June 25, 2013.

CITP 2013 - the 5th International Intelligent Transportation and Parking Equiptment Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 25 - 27, 2013.

2013 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings2013, -- Beijing, China August 20 - 23, 2013.

Smart City Expro China 2013, -- Ningbo, September 6 - 8, 2013.

8th Metro World Summit 2013, -- Shanghai, China, September 10 - 13, 2013.

Metro China 2013 (Beijing), -- Beijing, November 19 - 22, 2013.

"Intelligent City" Evaluation Index System from Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (Draft)

Ministry of public security upgrades national network of traffic violations processing system.

HAZMAT transportaion monitoring platform to ensure transport safety.

Intelligent transportation shall concern about the vulnerable road users.

Year 2013 "Internet of Things" special funds project application started.

"Internet of Things" technologies shall help with earthquake relief.

Portable solar based traffic signals deployed in Tianjin.

US and Chinese local governments boost investment.

North America

ITS Canada Annual Conference and General Meeting, -- Toronto, Ontario, May 26th - 29th, 2013.

7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, -- Bolton Landing, New York, June 17 - 20, 2013.

TRB's 2nd Annual Workshop on Road Vehicle Automation, -- Stanford University, July 16 - 19, 2013.

2013 Freeway & Managed Lane Operations Meeting and Conference, -- Atlanta, Georgia, June 23 - 26, 2013.

Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations, -- Blacksburg, Virginia, September 30 - October 2, 2013.

Left-Turn Accommodations at Unsignalized Intersections.
TRBís National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 745: Left-Turn Accommodations at Unsignalized Intersections presents guidance for the selection and design of left-turn accommodations at unsignalized intersections. The report includes 11 case studies of typical situations that illustrate the use of the guidance.

Increasing Truck Driver's Awareness: Use of In-Vehicle 3D Sounds.
TRBís Safety Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Program Final Report for Safety-IDEA Project 19: Increasing Truck Driver's Awareness: Use of In-Vehicle 3D Sounds explores the development and testing of a system using in-vehicle three-dimensional sound as a technique for augmenting the truck driverís situational awareness.

America needs clean transportation, not just clean cars.

Study Finds Voice-to-Text Apps Don't Increase Driver Safety.

Oregon traffic study: Widespread use of flashing yellow arrows poses risks to pedestrians

ICM San Diego project wins Best Innovative Practices award at 2013 Best of ITS Awards.

USDOT Launches Geographical View of National ITS Deployment

Denver agencies must share traffic data to curb traffic collisions, experts say

House transportation committee backs bill banning social media while driving.

E-ZPass IAG-TDM specs now open source, available for download, "aids national IOP" - Kapsch, IAG.

Sign of the times: Digital billboards grab spotlight in Boston bombings

South America

Before and after: video highlights advances in Rio de Janeiroís TransCarioca bus rapid transit system.


9th ITS European Congress, -- Dublin, Ireland, June 4 - 7, 2013.

VeSoNets 2013 : The First International Workshop on Vehicular Social Networks.

ISTTT20 Ė the 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, -- Noordwijk, the Netherlands, July 17 - July 19, 2013.

16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transport System, -- The Hague, The Netherlands, October 6 - 9, 2013.

13th International Conference Intelligent Transportation Systems Telecommunications (ITST-2013), -- Tampere, Finland, October 16 - 18, 2013.

2013 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, December 4 - 5, 2013.

London to create airport of the future with 'Internet of Things'.


LED streetlamp aims to improve public's view of stars.

Australia & New Zealand

Environment Perception and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles, IV'13 Symposium Workshop, -- Gold Coast, Australia, June 23, 2013.

AITPM National Conference 2013.

Ad campaign targets pedestrians listening to music while crossing the road.

Middle East

17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition Riyadh, -- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 9 - 13, 2013.

ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar 2013, -- St. Regis Doha, Qatar, Septemper 16 - 17, 2013.

Abu Dhabi school buses get high-tech makeover in bid to protect children.


Road Trans Africa 2013, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

Aviation Outlook Africa, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

AfricaRail, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.


2013 Intertraffic Istanbul, -- Istanbul, Turkyy, May 29 - 31, 2013.

Smart Traffic ASIA 2013, -- Jakarta, Indonesia, June 25 - 26, 2013.

20th ITS World Congress TOKYO 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 14 - 18, 2013.

2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG), -- Agra, India, December 12-15 2013.

COTA Community

16th Internaltional Conference; Road Safety on Four Continents. -- Beijing, China. May 15 - 17, 2013.

"think ASIA, think HONG KONG" symposium, -- New York on June 11, and Los Angeles on June 14, 2013.

Job Opportunities

Faculty job in US: Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Transportation Engineering - University of Cincinnati. SAS Transportation Faculty Search Ad.pdf

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