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Monday, August 27, 2012.

Vol. 6-2012-08-27

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COTA in Action

The 12th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals 2012 was held in Beijing, August 3 - 6, 2012.

China in Development

The 1st International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2012) -- Beijing, China. December 12 - December 16, 2012.

Intertraffic China 2013; Connecting Innovation to Infrastructure -- Shanghai, China. March 4 - 6, 2013.

CRTS China 2013 - No.1 Rail Transit Exhibition in Asia -- Shanghai, China. April 28-30 2013.

(China) Highway Development Report (2011).

Three "Terminals" in the future connected vehicle network.

"Intelligent City" Development Status in China.

Toward intelligent public transportation: Middile/Small sized cities in China go for ITS.

Enforcing the limit amount of passanger vehciles (inthe cities in China) also needs the help of enhancing the public transportation.

Intestigation of the key technologies in the road price system of the intelligent city.

Video Helps Police Punish Illegal Parking.

North America

2012 International Transportation Research Information Access Workshop Ė- Washington, DC, September 12 - 13 2012.

2012 National Rural ITS Conference. -- Biloxi, Mississippi, September 16-19, 2012.

ITS Workshop on Connected Vehicles Moving from Research towards Implementation.

7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data -- Irvine, California. October 23 - 25, 2013.
TRB is sponsoring the 7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data on October 23-25, 2013, in Irvine, California. The conference is designed to explore future research needs as well as recent findings, new methods, and new software related to visualization in transportation and data.

DOT Launches Largest-Ever Road Test of Connected Vehicle Crash Avoidance Technology.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces New Federal Grant Program to Help States Fight Distracted Driving.

Guidebook for Implementing Intelligent Transportation Systems Elements to Improve Airport Traveler Access Information.
LTRBís Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 70: Guidebook for Implementing Intelligent Transportation Systems Elements to Improve Airport Traveler Access Information provides descriptions, component details, and examples of how airport ground access information can be disseminated using various intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies. The guidebook contains tables to help airport operators determine the applicability of certain ITS strategies based on airport operational needs and airport size. The printed version of the report includes an interactive CD-ROM designed to help explore and evaluate the information needs of various airport traveler market segments and to identify ITS technologies that best meet the needs of the airport user.

Integrating Clarus Data in Traffic Signal System Operation: A Survivable Real-Time Weather-Responsive System.
This report presents a prototype of a secure, dependable, real-time weather-responsive traffic signal system. The prototype executes two tasks: 1) accesses weather information that provides near real-time atmospheric and pavement surface condition observations and 2) adapts signal timing in response to inclement weather. (Publication Number: FHWA-JPO-12-016).

Guidelines for Disseminating Road Weather Advisory and Control Information.
This guidebook provides design recommendations on communicating road weather information to travelers using various dissemination methods such as Variable Message Signs, 511, web sites and social media. It replaces an earlier guidebook which has been updated based on the review and evaluation by transportation agencies. (Publication Number: FHWA-JPO-12-046).

Using Smartphones to Collect Bicycle Travel Data in Texas.

South America

TranspoQuip Latin America 2012. -- Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 21 - 23, 2012.


The 19th ITS World Congress will take place in Vienna, Austria from 22 to 26 October, 2012

Viajeo Final Workshop: Beijing and Shanghai Demo Site Results.

Call for paper: 5th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications.

ITS Conference 2012 - "Towards first ITS specifications.

12th International Scientific Conference "Transport Systems Telematics" TST'12, Ustro?, Poland.

Studying the Connected Car on Two Continents.


25th ARRB Conference -- Perth, Western Australia. September 23 - 26, 2012.

35th ATRF Annual Conference -- Perth, Western Australia. September 26 - 28, 2012.


Middle East

Egypt: Ministries to launch an Intelligent Transportation System collaboratively.

Gulf Traffic - Keep the Middle East on the Move. Abu Dhabi, Nov. 19 - 21, 2012.


M2M + Telematics Asia 2012. -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- March, 2013.

Intelligent Transportation Systems :: August 2012 (focusing on India).

COTA Community

2012 International Workshop on Mobile Source PM2.5 Emmission Controls. -- Beijing, China. December 19 - 20, 2012. Emission Workshop Flyer.pdf

16th Internaltional Conference; Road Safety on Four Continents. -- Beijing, China. May 15 - 17, 2013.

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