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Monday, June 16, 2014.

Vol. 53-2014-06-16

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COTA in action

Call for Participation: CICTP 2014, -- Changsha, China, July 4 - 7, 2014.
http://cictp.csu.edu.cn/cn/index

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China in Development

2014 Second China Urban Intelligent Traffic Management and Technology Innovation Forum, -- Nanjing, China, July 28 - 29, 2014.
http://www.its114.com/m2/

China International Internet of Things Technologies and Application Exhibition 2014, -- Shenzhen, August 14 - 16, 2014.
http://www.iotexpo.com.cn/

Sixth China International Fair of Traffic Security Products, -- Beijing, China, August 20 - 22, 2014.
http://www.znjjz.com/dl/

Metro Expro 2014, -- Guangzhou, August 23 - 25, 2014.
http://www.cnykon.com/eshow.asp?id=22

Smart City Expro China 2014, -- Ningbo, Jiangsu, China, - September, 12 - 14, 2014.
http://www.cnsce.net/

2014 6th Asia (Beijing) Internaltional Intelligent City Technology and Application Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, September, 16 - 18, 2014.
http://www.wisdom-city.com/

17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, -- Qingdao, China, October 8-11, 2014.
http://www.itsc2014.org/

5th IOT China and CV & ITS China Exhibition, -- Shanghai, China, October 28 - 29, 2014.
http://www.iotconference.com/


Ministry of Transportation: Guidance for intelligent urban public transportation system demonstration projectsintelligent application demonstration projects
http://www.tranbbs.com/lawcollect/code/lawcollect_135417.shtml


Analysis of China's highway development trends in the next 5-10 years
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/road/Advisory_135497.shtml

Overviewing: Intertraffic China 2014
http://www.tranbbs.com//special/Intertraffic_2014/


Opportunity for urban ITS system integrators to enter the Chinese market
http://www.tranbbs.com/renwu/XuHe/renwu_135430.shtml

Model of Chengdu's intelligent public transportation application
http://www.cpsits.com/zngj/201405/34419.html


Focusing on the users need is the road of future ITS development
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201406/34527.html

Qingdao Hisense: New generation of adaptivr traffic signal controller
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/corporation/Newproduct/news_135601.shtml

North America

Automated Vehicles Symposium 2014
http://www.automatedvehiclessymposium.org/
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.
http://www.ishgd2015.net/

IBTTA Tolling, Moving Smarter, -- San Diego, CA, July 20 -22, 2014.
http://ibtta.org/events/summit-all-electronic-tolling-managed-lanes-interoperability

COM.DriverlessCar 2014: The 1st International Summit on Driverless Car Computing, -- Washington DC, August 4 - 8, 2014.
http://www.com-geo.org/conferences/2014/call_for_summit_driverless_car.htm

International System Safety Training Symposium 2014, -- St. Louis, Missouri, August 4 - 8, 2014.
http://issc2014.system-safety.org/

ITE 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibit, -- Seattle, Washington, August 10 - 13, 2014.
http://ite.cvent.com/events/ite-2014-annual-meeting-and-exhibit/event-summary-12cb53a7a6c241478e680566c7a38a72.aspx

TRB Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) 2014 Summer Meeting -- Portland, Oregon USA August, 11-13, 2014
http://www.tft.pdx.edu/tft50/tft50.htm

ITS in the Heartland & ITS Rural ITS Conference, Branson, Missouri, August 24 - 27, 2014
http://nritsconference.org/

2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, -- Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11, 2014.
http://itsworldcongress.org/#!

IBTTA 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, -- Austin, Texas, September 13 - 17 2014.
http://www.ibtta.org/Events/EventDetail3.cfm?ItemNumber=6640&RDtoken=254&userID=

ITS 3C Summit, -- Mobile, Alabama, September 14-17, 2014.
http://www.its3csummit.com/

7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, -- Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2014
http://ctscience.org/node/24


The Heavy Toll of Motor Vehicle Crashes in the U.S.
http://www.transportation.gov/fastlane/heavy-toll-motor-vehicle-crashes




Innovative Operating Strategies for Paratransit Services
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/IDEA/FinalReports/Transit/Transit73.pdf
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for Transit IDEA Project 73 explores innovative strategies for operating Americans with Disabilities Act Paratransit services. Specifically, the research explores ways to reduce empty trip miles driven and improve the level of service provided to customers by picking up out-of-zone passengers that are in need of their return trip to their home zone.

Bridge monitoring system can offer advance warning of problems
http://www.cts.umn.edu/Publications/catalyst/2014/june/advancewarning/index.html
In the new study sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), researchers developed a detailed framework for selecting, configuring, testing, and monitoring an in-service bridge using commercially available monitoring equipment. The system uses acoustic emission sensors to listen to the sound of stress waves in bridges—cracking of steel plates and bolts, for example. By comparing the results to data from lab testing, the researchers can detect potential problems.

Can We Trust Smart Cities?
http://www.govtech.com/data/Can-We-Trust-Smart-Cities.html
ensors and analytics software are transforming urban centers. We look at the benefits and risks.

Exploring How Mobile Technologies Impact Pedestrian Safety
http://www.nycmedialab.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/ATT-NYU-Pedestrian-Safety-Paper.pdf

Applying GPS Data to Understand Travel Behavior, Volume I: Background, Methods, and Tests
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_775v1.pdf
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 775: Applying GPS Data to Understand Travel Behavior, Volume I: Background, Methods, and Tests describes the research process that was used to develop guidelines on the use of multiple sources of Global Positioning System (GPS) data to understand travel behavior and activity. The guidelines, which are included in NCHRP Report 775, Volume II are intended to provide a jump-start for processing GPS data for travel behavior purposes and provide key information elements that practitioners should consider when using GPS data.

Applying GPS Data to Understand Travel Behavior, Volume II: Guidelines
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_775v2.pdf
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 775: Applying GPS Data to Understand Travel Behavior, Volume II: Guidelines is designed to help in using of multiple sources of Global Positioning System (GPS) data to understand travel behavior and activity. The guidelines are intended to provide a jump-start for processing GPS data for travel behavior purposes and provide key information elements that practitioners should consider when using GPS data. NCHRP Report 775, Volume I describes the research process that was used to develop the guidelines.

Tunnel Vision Uses Augmented Reality to Animate NYC Subway Maps
http://mashable.com/2014/05/24/tunnel-vision-app/

Get Ready for a Landmark Study of America’s Protected Bike Lanes
http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/06/02/get-ready-for-a-landmark-study-of-americas-protected-bike-lanes/


Iowa’s Texting-While-Driving Ban Not Reducing Crashes, Hard To Enforce
http://iowawatch.org/2014/06/08/iowas-texting-while-driving-ban-not-reducing-crashes-hard-to-enforce/

Making a city smarter: Transportation and the built environment
http://www.smartcity.center/en/?p=27

Protected bicycle lanes' safety, livability benefits worth cost of removing car lanes, Portland State study says
http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2014/06/protected_bicycle_lanes_worth.html






The Hidden Genius and Influence of the Traffic Light
http://www.wired.com/2014/06/the-hidden-genius-and-influence-of-the-traffic-light/


Va. Beach finishes model to predict traffic effects
http://hamptonroads.com/2014/06/va-beach-finishes-model-predict-traffic-effects

‘Guardian’ motorcycle helmet offers riders augmented reality, safety features from NJ entrepreneur
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/guardian-helmet-takes-augmented-reality-spin-article-1.1818690

FHWA research could improve visibility, safety for snowplow operators
http://www.betterroads.com/fhwa-research-could-improve-visibility-safety-for-snowplow-operators/






Texting Bans Aren't Stopping Crashes—But Smart Cars Might
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/texting-bans-arent-stopping-crashesbut-smart-cars-might

5 tips for making pedestrian safety a priority in your community
https://storify.com/APHA/five-tips-for-making-pedestrian-safety-a-priority





Ford Puts Latest Technologies and Smartest Mustang Ever on Display at Computex, Showcasing Continued Technology Leadership
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ford-puts-latest-technologies-smartest-050000223.html

Pull Over, Google Car: 6 Other Crazy Transportation Innovations
http://time.com/2798483/google-car-transportation/

Europe

The 10th ITS European Congress, -- Helsinki, Finland, June 16 – 19 2014.
http://www.itsineurope.com/its10/

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2014, -- Delft, the Netherlands, June 24-27, 2014.
http://wstlur.org/symposium/2014/agenda/#!

Call for paper: 2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), -- Paderborn, Germany, December 3-5, 2014.
http://www.ieee-vnc.org/

European Transport Conference 2014, -- Frankfurt, Germany, September 29 - October 1, 2014.
http://etcproceedings.org/page/open/title/Call+for+papers

SYMPOSIUM “TOWARD INTEGRATED MODELLING OF URBAN SYSTEMS”, -- Lyon, France, October 15-17th 2014.
http://www.let.fr/Symposium-Urban-Modelling?lang=fr

2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expro (ICCVE), -- Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3 - 7, 2014.
http://www.iccve.org/2014/



2014 ANNUAL POLIS CONFERENCE - INNOVATION IN TRANSPORT FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND REGIONS, -- Madrid, Spain, November 17 - 28, 2014.
http://www.polisnetwork.eu/2014conference




Intelligent Technologies Help Put ‘Service’ Back Into Parking Services
http://www.parkingtoday.com/s_article.php?id=802



London's anti-Uber taxi protest brings traffic to standstill
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-27799938?sf3275090=1

UK explores sentiment mapping for intelligent transport system
http://phys.org/news/2014-06-uk-explores-sentiment-intelligent.html

Australia & New Zealand

Literature Review of the Costs and Benefits of Traveller Information Projects
http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/research/reports/548/docs/548.pdf
The New Zealand Transport Agency has released a report that explains the costs and benefits associated with traveler information systems, which are information dissemination mechanisms about road and public transportation conditions.




Middle East

Asia


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