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Monday, May 20, 2013.

Vol. 25-2013-05-20

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COTA in action

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

China in Development

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.

Reviewing and prospecting urban ITS marketing status for the year 2012.

Why foreign ITS solutions failed in China?

Chinese styles of pedestrain crossing - not only your fault.

ITS investment is getting bigger, but core tehcology is limiting the industry's growth.

North America

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

The 2nd Connected and Self-driven Vehicles Symposium, -- Piscataway, NJ , June 17 - 18, 2013.

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

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

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

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

Self-Driving Cars, Advanced Vehicle Technology the Focus at U.S. Senate Committee Hearing

New national study: Fatal traffic crashes involving cellphones are substantially under-reported


Letter Report on Review of the U.S. DOT Strategic Plan for Research, Development, and Technology 2013-2018

Congestion Costing Critique - Critical Evaluation of the “Urban Mobility Report”

Guide to Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L05 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Guide to Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes that is designed to help planning, programming, and operations managers to apply the concept of travel-time reliability to balance investment in programs and projects.

Daytime Color Appearance of Retroreflective Traffic Control Sign Materials
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that describes processes used to determine physical measurements of the chromaticity and luminance of retroreflective sign materials.

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossing
The Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois has released a report that discusses safety at rail grade crossings including pedestrian and non-motorized user behavior and attitudes toward safety at such crossings.

Traffic Safety Facts 2011: A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and General Estimates System
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a report that contains motor vehicle traffic crash data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and General Estimates System for data year 2011.

Cisco survey: Consumers are getting comfortable with the idea of the driverless car

Aiming to gain true “real time” data from trucks

TRANSPORTATION: Will your next car join the 'revolution' in information technology?


FOT-Net 9th Stakeholders Workshop - Speed Alert: from research to deployment, Dublin, Ireland, June 4, 2013.

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

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

ISTTT20 – 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.

IEEE ITS Lauched ITSPodcast

Traffic Technology International - April/May, 2013

Australia & New Zealand

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

AITPM National Conference 2013.

Middle East

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

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


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.


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

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

Research Article - A Methodology to Estimate Capacity Impact due to Connected Vehicle Technology

The 2013 International Conference on Transportation

Job Opportunities

Faculty job in China: Shanghai Maritime University.

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