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Monday, July 28, 2014.

Vol. 56-2014-07-28

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China in Development

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.

Tranbbs announces urban ITS industrial index for January to May of 2014.

Shenzhen s building the first international standard emissions monitoring platform

The second world metropolitan transport development forum

Xiamen island's public bike system is officially launched today

Connected vehicle is getting promoting

First national GIS industrial development plan

Order number 5: bring the country's road transportation safety

ITS at the age of the Internet of Things

Baidu is researching on autonomous vehicle

North America

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

Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture Workshop; Notice of Public Meeting, -- San Francisco, California, August 20-21, 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.

Shaping the Future for Paratransit - International Paratransit Conference, -- Monterey, CA, October 29-31, 2014.

7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, -- Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2014

ITS America Joins President Obama to Showcase Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication

New Website Helps Local Communities Prepare for Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit
The National Center for Transit Research at the University of South Florida has released a report that discusses qualitative and quantitative benefits of small urban and rural public transit systems in the United States so as to focus on transportation cost savings, low-cost mobility benefits, and economic development impacts.

Recommended Bicycle Lane Widths for Various Roadway Characteristics
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 766: Recommended Bicycle Lane Widths for Various Roadway Characteristics presents an analysis of the research and design guidance for bicycle lane widths on existing travel lane widths and parking lane widths. The conclusions are most applicable to urban and suburban roadways with level grade and a posted speed limit of 30 mph and should be used cautiously for the design of roadways with motor vehicle speeds outside of the range of 25 to 35 mph, and in particular for higher-speed roadways.

Evaluating the Performance of Corridors with Roundabouts
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 772: Evaluating the Performance of Corridors with Roundabouts provides measurement and evaluation methods for comparing the performance of a corridor with a functionally interdependent series of roundabouts to a corridor with signalized intersections in order to arrive at a design solution.

Understanding the Value of Social Media at Airports for Customer Engagement
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 56: Understanding the Value of Social Media at Airports for Customer Engagement compiles current literature and practice on how airport operators utilize social media to enhance customer engagement.

Review of FAA’s Implementation and Use of Performance-Based Navigation Procedures
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has released a report that evaluates the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) implementation of performance-based navigation flight procedures, which are designed for improving on-time arrival rates and promoting fuel savings.

Guidelines for the Implementation of Reduced Lighting on Roadways
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that establishes a new set of criteria for identifying appropriate lighting levels for given roadway characteristics and usage.

Research Impacts: Better—Faster—Cheaper
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a report that highlights high-value research from across the United States, including research on bridge construction, wildlife management, and freight management systems.

LightGuard System's Innovative Solutions for Crosswalk Safety in Hawaii

Road Projects Benefit from Mobile Barriers

Does Toronto’s new Transportation Operations Centre have the power to fix gridlock in Canada’s biggest city?

New TxDOT Web App Helps Drivers Save Money, Reduce Emissions

A Redesigned Parking Sign So Simple That You’ll Never Get Towed

CU-Boulder prof: No evidence California cellphone ban decreased traffic accidents

Iowa’s Texting-While-Driving Ban Not Reducing Crashes, Hard To Enforce

Is the Future of 911 a Nationwide Connected System?

Jacksonville, Fla., dedicates new PORTS real-time data system

Autonomous Cars Demand a Shift in Automotive Design, Says Nissan R&D Exec

IEEE Survey Reveals Mass-produced Cars Will Not Have Steering Wheels, Gas/Brake Pedals, Horns, or Rearview Mirrors by 2035

Could your car get hacked? Automakers, suppliers work to defend vehicles

Driverless Cars – Why the World isn’t Ready (Part 2)


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.


Helsinki to test mobility system with mesh of transport

Wi-Fi Honk intervenes before cars hit pedestrians

Call for applications to select members of the "Platform for the deployment of C-ITS in the EU"

City roads to get smart: Transport revolution planned for Newcastle in ?18m scheme

How do trains in the Netherlands show which cars have empty seats?

Articles from VTT Impulse: - Transport Gets Smart (Page 30) - Intelligent Transport: A Trump Card for Finnish Export (page 46)

Public transport bodies: producing lots of data, not necessarily making the most of it

London to get 'greener' traffic signals

Middle East

Urban challenges need smart solutions

Abu Dhabi to get complete traffic system


MoU aims to ease Thailand's traffic congestion

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