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Monday, July 14, 2014.

Vol. 55-2014-07-14

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COTA in action

COTA had successfully CICTP 2014, -- Changsha, China, July 4 - 7, 2014.

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China in Development

2014 Second China Urban Intelligent Traffic Management and Technology Innovation Forum, -- Nanjing, China, July 28 - 29, 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.

17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, -- Qingdao, China, October 8-11, 2014.

5th IOT China and CV & ITS China Exhibition, -- Shanghai, China, October 28 - 29, 2014.

Modern Reailways 2014, -- Beijing, China, October 28 - 31, 2014.

Comparison of global wide open data at the urban public tranportation area

National transportation safety status report for the first half 2014

2014 High-Level automotive technology forum

How to enter the market of urban intelligent transportation system integration

Typical application of FID technology in transportation

Harbin traffic police developped new type of traffic light controller

Intelligent Transportation - software is more important than the hardware

Hong Kong's present and future intelligent transportation

First WebChat-based traffic information service platform "Webcaht traffic" is online

The new era of big data, networking, smart city

Baidu is secretly developing unmanned self-driving bicycles for China: report

North America

IBTTA Tolling, Moving Smarter, -- San Diego, CA, July 20 -22, 2014.

SusTech 2014 -- Portland, Oregon, July 24 - 26, 2014.

2015 TRB 94th Annual Meeting and Transportation Research Record: Paper Submissions Due August 1, 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.

ITE 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibit, -- Seattle, Washington, August 10 - 13, 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

Capitol Hill gets a front-seat look at driverless car, new push for roads

DOT CIO on cyber, shared services and 'technology that is changing constantly'

Tech Evangelists Hit the Hill to Showcase Transportation Inventions

US DOT CV Pilots Deployment Program

A Real-time Transit Signal Priority Control System that Considers Stochastic Bus Arrival Times
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute has released a report that proposes a stochastic mixed-integer nonlinear model that can be used as the core component of a real-time transit signal priority control system.

Implementation of High Accuracy Radar Detectors for Traffic Safety Countermeasure Evaluation
The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released a report that assesses the impact of using chevron signs as a means to lower speeds of cars approaching vertical curves.

Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program: 2014 Report Continued Progress in Developing Walking and Bicycling Networks
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that summarizes the progress and results of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program, which provides cities with grants to build bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

Bridge System Safety and Redundancy
RB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 776: Bridge System Safety and Redundancy provides proposed revisions to the design philosophy section of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specifications.

Researchers study 'smart' rocks use for detecting bridge damage

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Announces the Alpha Release of the Systems Engineering Tool for Intelligent Transportation (SET-IT) Software

The Drive: An app designed to lead the blind safely

Bikes, Cars, and People Co-Exist on Pittsburgh’s Shared Streets

Connectivity and smartphone integration key to fleets' future

RPT-Google, Detroit diverge on road map for self-driving cars

Driverless Cars For $10,000? This Startup Is Challenging Google With A Simple Sensor

‘Driverless’ trucks become reality: Daimler unveils prototype, dubbed Highway Pilot

Driverless Cars – Why the World isn’t Ready (Part 1)


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.


2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expro (ICCVE), -- Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3 - 7, 2014.


Sustainable Urban Mobility Guide of Good Practices

Middle East

ITS & Road Safety Forum, Qatar 2014, -- Doha, Qatar, September 22 - 23, 2014.


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