Monday, June 2, 2014.
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Call for Participation: CICTP 2014, -- Changsha, China, July 4 - 7, 2014.
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China in Development
5th ITS Conference China & 3rd Shenzhen International ITS and Location Base Service Expo, -- Shenzhen, June 10 - 12, 2014.
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.
Smart City Expro China 2014, -- Ningbo, Jiangsu, China, - September, 12 - 14, 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.
Ministry of transportation: ITS will be included into the national top-level architecture design
Fifth China satellite navigation academic annual meeting held in Nanjing
APEC connected vehicle and global application colloberation forum
Development status of engineering consulting services in China
China's first "park cloud platform" settled in Harbin
Six characteristics of and four operating modes of Chinese smart cities
New ITS technology: application of remote public transit monitoring system
Hangzhou: Becoming the most congested city in China, desiring ITS
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.
COM.DriverlessCar 2014: The 1st International Summit on Driverless Car Computing, -- Washington DC, August 4 - 8, 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
ITS in the Heartland & ITS Rural ITS Conference, Branson, Missouri, August 24 - 27, 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.
7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, -- Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2014
Exploring Racial Bias in Drivers' Behavior at Pedestrian Crossings
The Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium has released a report that explores drivers’ behavior when African American and White research team members crossed the street as pedestrians. This report is available for no fee after logging onto the site.
A Survey of Public Opinion About Connected Vehicles in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has released a report that examines public opinion of connected vehicle technologies, including levels of awareness of the technologies and the perceived benefits.
Response to Extreme Weather Impacts on Transportation Systems
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 454: Response to Extreme Weather Impacts on Transportation Systems examines eight recent cases of extreme weather in the United States from the perspectives of transportation operations, maintenance, design, construction, planning, communications, interagency coordination, and data and knowledge management.
Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 3: Expediting Future Technologies for Enhancing Transportation System Performance
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 3: Expediting Future Technologies for Enhancing Transportation System Performance presents the systematic technology reconnaissance, evaluation, and adoption methodology (STREAM).
Partnership to Develop an Integrated Advanced Travel Demand Model with Fine-Grained, Time-Sensitive Networks
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Capacity Project C10B has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Partnership to Develop an Integrated Advanced Travel Demand Model with Fine-Grained, Time-Sensitive Networks that an integration of a disaggregate activity based model with a traffic simulation model in order to to create a new, completely disaggregate model.
Google is to start building its own self-driving cars
Driverless cars could cripple law enforcement budgets
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.
Call for paper: 2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), -- Paderborn, Germany, December 3-5, 2014.
European Transport Conference 2014, -- Frankfurt, Germany, September 29 - October 1, 2014.
SYMPOSIUM “TOWARD INTEGRATED MODELLING OF URBAN SYSTEMS”, -- Lyon, France, October 15-17th 2014.
2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expro (ICCVE), -- Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3 - 7, 2014.
Australia & New Zealand
Dr, Shanjiang Zhu, Assistant Professor of George Mason University, won Wins International Award for Traffic Congestion Ideas.
George Mason University civil engineering professor Shanjiang Zhu has been honored for his work in reducing city traffic congestion. Zhu, a Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy research fellow at School of Public Policy, was awarded the 2014 Young Researcher of the Year Award by the International Transport Forum (ITF).
Zhu was selected by an international jury of experts for his development of a multidimensional traffic congestion simulation model. His research has created an invaluable and technically sound tool to evaluate policy options for congestion reduction in cities. The award highlights the importance of transportation research for policy formulation. Researchers considered for the award are under 35 and are affiliated with a research institution in one of the 54 member countries of the ITF.
The ITF is an intergovernmental organization for the transportation industry with 54 member countries, serving as a think-tank for transportation policy around the world. Its mission is to help shape the transportation policy agenda on a global level and ensure that it contributes to economic growth, environmental protection, social inclusion and the preservation of human life and well-being.
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