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Monday, September 22, 2014.

Vol. 60-2014-09-22

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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COTA in action

CALL FOR PAPERS - The 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals(CICTP2015) - Abstract Submission Deadline October 1, 2014.
http://www.cota-home.org/Events_CICTP.html

Survey on COTA Student Service: Let's Serve You Better!
http://ucbpsych.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e8JziCFOuLQTNyt

China in Development

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/

2014 China (Shandong) International Expro on Intelligent City and Internet of Things, -- Jinan, Shandong, November 7-9, 2014.
http://www.zhcsblh.com/index.asp

2014 Shanghai international satelite navigation technology & equipment expro.
http://www.navigationfair.com/


There are 130 million vehciles in China now.
http://www.21its.com/news/zixun/2014-09-19/36327.html

62 small cities have been idetified for the pilot of new type of urbanlization
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461384.html

Implementation status of twelve "five-year plan" of traffic management information technology
http://www.cpsits.com/toutiao/201409/35880.html

Tranbbs ITS Industry Index - August 2014
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/View/news_142722.shtml

Microsoft Research Asia: wake up sleepy data in Beijing - using "Big Data" challenging Beijing problems
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=39840

How Internet will re-struct logistics?
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=39828

Traffic congestion in China causes 250 billion Yuan economic loss per year, ITS might be the cure
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=39777

Vision of "Internet of Things" application in public security area.
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=171&id=40019

14th ITS Asia Pacific Forum, Nanjing, China, April 27 - 29, 2015.
http://www.itsap2015.cn/
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=57&id=39655

Electronic Police: Legend and reality
http://www.cpsits.com/toutiao/201409/35841.html

New policies in promoting new energy vehicle.
http://www.cpsits.com/zcjd/201409/35747.html

6 critical questions in Beijing's traffic signal control
http://www.cpsits.com/xhkz/201409/35711.html

10 years: migration of traffic data connection technologies.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461373.html

ITS vehcile detection technologies and researches in China.
http://www.tranbbs.com/application/collection/application_143732.shtml

Urban congestion releasing: technical supporting from 6 modules of ITS
http://www.cpsits.com/czjt/201409/35739.html

First full digitalized connected vehcile is built in China
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201409/35883.html

Commercial vehcicle based Wifi: good stories, but needs good business modes
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=171&aid=39976&page=1

Eastern lane of "Pan-Asia" railroad will be opened for operation soon.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461400.html

City in China tests sidewalk lane for cell phone users
http://www.cnet.com/news/city-tests-sidewalk-lanes-for-cell-phone-users/

North America

Call for Abstracts: 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 6-8, 2015.
http://www.ce.ucf.edu/Email/RSS_140804.html

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

Nominations sought for 2015 TRB Outstanding Young Member Award, Deadline October 17, 2014.
http://yptransportation.org/2014/08/18/nominations-sought-for-2015-trb-outstanding-young-member-award/

NIST kicks off round 2 of SmartAmerica Challenge
http://gcn.com/articles/2014/08/29/nist-smartamerica-challenge.aspx

Provide Feedback on the Proposed Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 2015 Guidance for Connected Vehicles, and the Potential Formation of a V2I Deployment Coalition (Submit comments through Friday, November 14, 2014).
http://www.its.dot.gov/meetings/v2i_feedback.htm


U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces New Initiative to Enhance Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOT/bulletins/ceb80a

MDOT partners with GM, Ford and the University of Michigan on country's largest deployment of connected vehicle and highway technologies
http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDOT/bulletins/ce023f
http://www.freep.com/article/20140907/BUSINESS0104/309070166/GM-Ford-autonomous-vehicles-Michigan


News from ITS World Congress
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Managing Catastrophic Transportation Emergencies: A Guide for Transportation Executives
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_w206.pdf
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 206: Managing Catastrophic Transportation Emergencies: A Guide for Transportation Executives provides guidance to new chief executive officers (CEOs) about the roles and actions that CEOs take during emergency events.


Final Report: National Connected Vehicle Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis
http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/52000/52600/52602/FHWA-JPO-14-125_v2.pdf


A Lexicon for Conveying Travel Time Reliability Information
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_S2-L14-RW-2.pdf
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L14 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled A Lexicon for Conveying Travel Time Reliability Information that includes a glossary of terms designed to convey travel time reliability information to travelers so that such information can be understood and used in a way that influences their travel choices, but does not present a safety hazard.

Air Traffic Control System: Selected Stakeholders' Perspectives on Operations, Modernization, and Structure
http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665782.pdf
The 76 aviation industry stakeholders with whom GAO spoke were generally positive regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) operation of the current air traffic control (ATC) system but identified challenges about transitioning to the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System (NextGen).

Understanding the Contributions of Operations, Technology, and Design to Meeting Highway Capacity Needs
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_S2-C05-RW-1.pdf

Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_S2-L02-RR-1.pdf


Teenage Drivers' Cars Are not Safe Enough, a New Study Says
http://www.dmv.com/blog/teen-drivers-cars-are-not-safe-enough-study-521156




Want To Be A Better Boston Driver? Now There’s An App For That
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/09/12/want-to-be-a-better-boston-driver-now-theres-an-app-for-that/

SCOOT: The traffic lights that count pedestrians
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/17/world/europe/scoot-pedestrian-technology/



HERE works with SWARCO on the next generation of traffic lights
http://360.here.com/2014/09/08/here-swarco-traffic-lights/



Fine-tuning the future flow and protection of trucking data
http://fleetowner.com/technology/fine-tuning-future-flow-and-protection-trucking-data

Radar system could alert drivers to wildlife
http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2007153678#.VBkDGxa9aSp











GM makes a U-turn on the connected car highway, leaning heavily on Google, Apple for apps
https://gigaom.com/2014/09/11/gm-makes-a-u-turn-on-the-connected-car-highway-goodbye-mylink-hello-apple-and-google/

[INFOGRAPHIC] Autonomous Cars Could Save The US $1.3 Trillion Dollars A Year
http://www.businessinsider.com/morgan-stanley-autonomous-cars-trillion-dollars-2014-9

Europe

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

Call for papers: 18th EURO Working Group on Transportation, Delft, The Netherlands, July, 14 – 16 2015.
http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ed304281ad71e45d34fcf1334&id=648663c7ab&e=81aba6cc03

ConnecteDriver, -- Brussels, January 28 - 29, 2015.
http://www.connectedriver.events/speakers

Call for paper: 22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, October 5 - 9, 2015.
http://www.itsworldcongress.com/bordeaux-2015/


Calibration of Macroscopic Traffic Flow Model for Nepalese Roads
http://www.scribd.com/doc/238927818/Calibration-of-Macroscopic-Traffic-Flow-Model-for-Nepalese-Roads
Rapid development of transportation network and high dependency on automobiles give rise to the evolution of various traffic flow theories. Macroscopic traffic flow models highlight the relationship between speed, flow and density, which has great importance from standpoint of highway planning, design and operation. It also provides quantitative estimates of the change in speed as a function of anticipated changes in traffic demand. Calibration and validation of various macroscopic models is the first step towards creating theoretical background for successful planning and design.
In context of Nepal, calibration of macroscopic model was not done till date, thus this research work try to address it and recommend the best model based on calibration and validation.

Russian Transport Ministry authorized to create ERA-GLONASS system
http://en.itar-tass.com/non-political/749005

Government's ?50m travel-planning website, Transport Direct, to close
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/12/transport-direct-50m-govt-website-to-close



Cooperative Self - Organizing System for low Carb on Mobility at low Penetration Rates
http://www.colombo-fp7.eu/deliverables/COLOMBO_D1.1_ScenariosExtensions_v2.4.pdf

Ditching cars for buses, bikes best way to cut city pollution : study
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/16/us-foundation-climatechange-transportati-idINKBN0HB2PA20140916

Australia & New Zealand

2016 Asia Pacific Student Excellence Scholarship Program
http://www.itsworldcongress2016.com/home/student-scholarships

23rd ITS World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, October 10 - 14, 2016.
http://www.itsworldcongress2016.com/



Middle East

Gulf Traffic, -- Dubai, December 8-10, 2014.
http://www.gulftraffic.com/

Asia


1st IRF Asia Regional Congress, -- Bali, Indonesia, November 17-19, 2014
http://www.irfnews.org/event/1st-asia-regional-congress/

Singapore bids to host global transport congress in 2019
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-bids-to-host/1351458.html


COTA Community

Call for Abstract: 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Deadline: October 24, 2014.
http://stc.utk.edu./STCevents/rss2015/

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Transportation on “Catastrophic Event Management.”
http://sersc.org/journals/IJT/cfp/IJT_SERSC%20Journal%20Special%20Issue%20Proposal%20_11-1.pdf

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