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Monday, June 15, 2015

Vol. 79-2015-06-15

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

The "COTA E-News" is intended to enhance the communications among overseas transportation professionals and their counterparts in China, and promote the networking and collaboration among COTA members and friends. Your support and feedbacks are warmly welcome and highly appreciated!

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COTA in action

Call for Paticipation: CICTP 2015, -- Beijing, China, July 25 - 27, 2015.
http://202.112.148.103/

COTA launched membership on-line registration website
http://member.cota-home.org

COTA Community

2nd "Open ITS" Research Alliance Conference, -- Wuhan, Hubei, June 26 - 27, 2015
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Announcements/2015/2015OpenITSConference.pdf

Call for Candidate: Tongji University - 2015 "The Recruitment Program of Global Youth Experts (the Thousand Talents Plan)"
http://hr.tongji.edu.cn/s/1/t/1/a/1265/info.jspy?from=groupmessage&isappinstalled=0



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

Call for paper: Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations Submissions Welcome for Connected and Automated Vehicle Systems Special Issue
http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/jits-special-issue-cfp-2015

China in Development

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

3rd International Conference on Transportation Information and Security, -- Wuhan, Hubei, June 25 - 28, 2015.
http://ictis.whut.edu.cn/ictis/

The 5th China (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic Industry Expo, -- Bejing, July 4 - 6, 2015
http://www.chinaits.org.cn/

China International Smart City Expo 2015, -- Beijing, July 10 - 12, 2015
http://www.cscexpo.net/about

2015 the 7th Asia Smart Card and RFID Technologies Exhibition & Trade Show -- Shenzhen, August 20 - 22, 2015
http://www.iotexpo.com.cn/

2015 China urban ITS traffic management and technology innovation forum, -- Shanghai, September 22 - 23, 2015
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/conferences_0409/48961.html

4th China intelligent public transportation development forum 2015, Shenzhen, October, 2015
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/conferences_0324/48385.html

CPSE 2015 - the 15th China Public Security Expro, -- Shenzhen, October 31 - November 1, 2015
http://www.cpse.com.cn/index.php?lang=cn


2015 (first half year) traditional ITS marketing hotspots analysis
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/guandian_0609/51939.html

Times of connected vehicle, what the chinese consumers really want?
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/telematics_0612/52148.html

MOT": "One route and one belt" solution - infrustructure building and transportation are two key issues
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/xingyezhengce_0605/51736.html

Comparison of 7 intelligent parking O2O platform
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/tingcheguanli_0612/52193.html

How to use "big data" analyzing risk of driving behaviors
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/dianzichezheng_0604/51677.html

Qingdao: public transportation "big data" is leading city development
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/jiaotongxinxifuwu_0605/51823.html

Times of electronic plate is coming
http://www.cn-its.com.cn/toutiao/201506/36852.html

Shanghai: releasing statistic reprt on the analysis of traffic incidents reasons
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_165200.shtml

Beijing: releasing of "China childen's roadway traffic safety blue book"
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_164233.shtml

Current status and development direction of middle and small city ITS
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/ITS/Advisory_164684.shtml

"Big data" innovation of public security, are you ready?
http://www.tranbbs.com/Periodical/bocom/neikan_127752.shtml



Smart traffic: unblock city's "blood vessel"
http://en.ce.cn/Insight/201506/01/t20150601_5512512.shtml

North America

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

Transportation Data Symposium, Orlando, FL, August 18 - 20, 2015.
http://fltds.com/

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

IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2015, -- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, September 15 – 18 2015.
http://www.itsc2015.org

Transportation Association of Canada(TAC) Annual Meeting, -- Charlottetown, PEI, September 27 - 30, 2015.
http://tac-atc.ca/en/call-papers

First IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015), -- Guadalajara, Mexico, October 25 – 28, 2015.
http://sites.ieee.org/isc2/



ITS America Announces Winners for the 2015 Best of ITS Awards
http://itsannualmeeting.org/news/its-america-announces-winners-for-the-2015-best-of-its-awards/

Welcome to Pittsburgh, ITS. Welcome to the future, America
http://www.transportation.gov/fastlane/welcome-pittsburgh-itsjpo-welcome-future-america


The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Releases a New Fact Sheet on Planning for the Future of Connected Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=0ce83352-2b4b-48af-a6b1-ff7c0970d778&c=77da6f90-5104-11e3-8e6b-d4ae52a4597c&ch=7a7c1c80-5104-11e3-8e6c-d4ae52a4597c

Transportation secretary Foxx urges airlines to work together on infrastructure, technology
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article23526640.html



Use of Web-Based Rider Feedback to Improve Public Transit Services
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_rpt_179.pdf
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 179: Use of Web-Based Rider Feedback to Improve Public Transit Services provides toolkit of practices, emerging platforms, and promising approaches for customer web-based and electronic feedback to help improve public transit services. Part I of the report identifies promising practices among transit agencies and other industries using in-house or third-party web-based and mobile platforms. These mobile platforms are meant to engage customers and provide guidance on managing web-based feedback. Part II includes a Tool Selection Guide to assist transit agencies with selecting a web-based feedback tool based on their needs.


Open Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Transit Agencies
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_syn_115.pdf
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 115: Open Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Transit Agencies documents the current state of the practice in the use, policies, and impact of open data for improving transit planning, service quality, and treatment of customer information.


MIT researcher says automation alone will not solve transportation safety problems
http://www.gazettenet.com/home/17288232-95/mit-researcher-says-automation-alone-will-not-solve-transportation-safety-problems


3 feet or else: Chattanooga police use ultrasound technology to enforce law for cyclist safety
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/jun/07/3-feet-or-else/308339/

Denver cyclists can now trigger traffic signals without getting off their bike
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/thenow/denver-cyclists-can-now-trigger-traffic-signals-without-getting-off-their-bike

Minneapolis Proposes to Eliminate Minimum Parking Requirements Near Transit
http://streets.mn/2015/06/11/minneapolis-proposes-to-eliminate-minimum-parking-requirements-near-transit/


Self-driving cars to be tested on Virginia highways
http://www.richmond.com/news/article_b1168b67-3b2b-5274-8914-8a3304f2e417.html


Google Now Reporting Self-Driving Car Accidents: Hey, It's Not The Car's Fault
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brookecrothers/2015/06/08/google-now-reporting-driverless-car-accidents/

Driverless Car Demo Forgets Cyclists and Pedestrians
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a15905/driverless-cars-pedestrians/

Why Google's self-driving vehicles mean the end of car insurance
https://fortune.com/2015/06/08/google-car-insurance/




10 Best Cities in the U.S. to Own an Electric Car
http://ecowatch.com/2015/06/01/best-cities-own-electric-car/

Google’s self-driving cars have autonomously driven over 1 million miles
http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/03/googles-self-driving-cars-have-driven-over-1-million-miles/

Truck platooning should boost fuel economy, project finds
http://fleetowner.com/technology/truck-platooning-should-boost-fuel-economy-project-finds

Vehicle-To-Vehicle Technology Is Driving The Future Of Driving
http://wamu.org/news/15/06/10/vehicle_to_vehicle_technology_is_driving_the_future_of_driving

Europe

International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport, -- Munich, Germany, June 30 - July 1, 2015.
http://www.mobil-tum.vt.bgu.tum.de/home/

IBTTA 83rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, -- Dublin, Ireland, August 30 - September 2, 2015.
http://ibtta.org/events/83rd-annual-meeting-exhibition

4th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, -- Copenhagen, Denmark, September 9 - 11 2015.
http://www.heart2015.transport.dtu.dk/

22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, October 5 - 9, 2015.
http://www.itsworldcongress.com/

2015 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, November, 19 - 20, 2015.
http://www.polisnetwork.eu/events2/polisconference/2015conference

IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, -- Milan, Italy, December, 14 - 16, 2015.
http://www.ieee-wf-iot.org/index.html

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/






London tests traffic lights that stay green for cyclists
http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/05/london-bike-green-lights/



AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND




New initiatives to make Fieldays travel easier launched
http://www.nzta.govt.nz/about/media/releases/4207/news.html

Engineers Can Capitalize on Australia’s Sluggish Transportation
https://sourceable.net/engineers-can-capitalize-on-australias-sluggish-transportation/#

Middle East

Connected Car Congress, -- Ramat Gan, Israeli, November 2nd, 2015.
http://logtel-conferences.com/connected_car/Home.aspx

Dubai to roll out new tailgating traffic cameras next month
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/dubai-to-roll-out-new-tailgating-traffic-cameras-next-month

Asia

THE INTELLIGENT VEHICLES SYMPOSIUM 2015 (IV2015), -- Seoul, Korea, June 28 - July 1, 2015.
http://www.iv2015.org/

3rd Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (3rd CTRG), -- Kolkata, India, December 17 - 20, 2015
http://www.trgindia.org/trg_conference_2015/


GPS Now Mandatory For All Public Transport Vehicles in Delhi
http://auto.ndtv.com/news/gps-now-mandatory-for-all-public-transport-vehicles-in-delhi-767955

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