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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.
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/

Modern Reailways 2014, -- Beijing, China, October 28 - 31, 2014.
http://www.modernrailways.com.cn/


Tranbbs announces urban ITS industrial index for January to May of 2014.
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/View/news_138700.shtml

Shenzhen s building the first international standard emissions monitoring platform
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_138620.shtml

The second world metropolitan transport development forum
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_138632.shtml

Xiamen island's public bike system is officially launched today
http://www.cpsits.com/czjt/201407/34943.html

Connected vehicle is getting promoting
http://www.cpsits.com/clw/201407/34862.html

First national GIS industrial development plan
http://www.cpsits.com/toutiao/201407/34937.html

Order number 5: bring the country's road transportation safety
http://www.cpsits.com/toutiao/201407/34973.html

ITS at the age of the Internet of Things
http://www.21its.com/shuju/hangyebaodao/2014-06-04/13610.html

Baidu is researching on autonomous vehicle
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-460856.html

North America

2015 TRB 94th Annual Meeting and Transportation Research Record: Paper Submissions Due August 1, 2014
http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/170784.aspx

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

Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture Workshop; Notice of Public Meeting, -- San Francisco, California, August 20-21, 2014
https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-17289.pdf

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/

Shaping the Future for Paratransit - International Paratransit Conference, -- Monterey, CA, October 29-31, 2014.
http://www.cvent.com/events/shaping-the-future-for-paratransit/event-summary-412e7b4752bf41f58e038909c0864c92.aspx

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



ITS America Joins President Obama to Showcase Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication
http://itsa.org/component/content/article/1-general/1682-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
http://www.its.dot.gov/press/2014/cv_pilot_website.htm


Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit
http://www.nctr.usf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/77060-NCTR-NDSU03.pdf
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
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_766.pdf
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
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_772.pdf
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
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/acrp/acrp_syn_056.pdf
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
http://www.oig.dot.gov/sites/dot/files/FAA%20PBN%20Flight%20Procedures%20Audit%20Report%5E06-17-14.pdf
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
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/14050/14050.pdf
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
http://research.transportation.org/Documents/Task%20Forces/Value%20of%20Research%20Task%20Force/Document%20Library%20Materials/hvr_2014.pdf
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
http://lightguardsystems.actonsoftware.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/4668/p/p-0011/t/page/fm/0

Road Projects Benefit from Mobile Barriers
http://www.mcsmag.com/road-projects-benefit-from-mobile-barriers/

Does Toronto’s new Transportation Operations Centre have the power to fix gridlock in Canada’s biggest city?
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/23/does-torontos-new-transportation-operations-centre-have-the-power-to-fix-gridlock-in-canadas-biggest-city/


New TxDOT Web App Helps Drivers Save Money, Reduce Emissions
http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/statewide-news/033-2014.html



A Redesigned Parking Sign So Simple That You’ll Never Get Towed
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/a-redesigned-parking-sign-so-simple-youll-never-get-towed-again/

CU-Boulder prof: No evidence California cellphone ban decreased traffic accidents
http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_26163499/cu-boulder-study-finds-no-decrease-traffic-accidents

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/

Is the Future of 911 a Nationwide Connected System?
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/next-gen-911/Is-the-Future-911-Connected-System.html


Jacksonville, Fla., dedicates new PORTS real-time data system
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20140723_jacksonvilleports.html




Autonomous Cars Demand a Shift in Automotive Design, Says Nissan R&D Exec
http://transportevolved.com/2014/07/16/autonomous-cars-demand-shift-automotive-design-says-nissan-rd-exec/

IEEE Survey Reveals Mass-produced Cars Will Not Have Steering Wheels, Gas/Brake Pedals, Horns, or Rearview Mirrors by 2035
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ieee-survey-reveals-mass-produced-cars-will-not-have-steering-wheels-gasbrake-pedals-horns-or-rearview-mirrors-by-2035-267004571.html


Could your car get hacked? Automakers, suppliers work to defend vehicles
http://www.freep.com/article/20140715/BUSINESS01/307150117/Auto-industry-cyber-security-safety-Delphi-Battelle

Driverless Cars – Why the World isn’t Ready (Part 2)
http://www.cityclock.org/driverless-cars-world-isnt-ready-part-2/

Europe

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

Helsinki to test mobility system with mesh of transport
http://phys.org/news/2014-07-helsinki-mobility-mesh.html


Wi-Fi Honk intervenes before cars hit pedestrians
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-07/14/wifi-honk


Call for applications to select members of the "Platform for the deployment of C-ITS in the EU"
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/its/news/c-its-deployment-platform_en.htm

City roads to get smart: Transport revolution planned for Newcastle in ?18m scheme
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/city-roads-smart-transport-revolution-7448763

How do trains in the Netherlands show which cars have empty seats?
http://www.govtech.com/question-of-the-day/Question-of-the-Day-for-072214.html

Articles from VTT Impulse: - Transport Gets Smart (Page 30) - Intelligent Transport: A Trump Card for Finnish Export (page 46)
http://issuu.com/mcipress/docs/impulse0114?e=2237972/8157815

Public transport bodies: producing lots of data, not necessarily making the most of it
http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2014/07/public-transport-bodies-producing-lots-data-not-necessarily-making-most-it

London to get 'greener' traffic signals
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=60897

Middle East

Urban challenges need smart solutions
http://www.arabnews.com/news/602456

Abu Dhabi to get complete traffic system
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=60941

Asia



MoU aims to ease Thailand's traffic congestion
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=60433

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