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Monday, September 24, 2012.

Vol. 8-2012-09-24

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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China in Development

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.

ITS Expro 2013 (Shenzhen) -- Shenzhen, China. May 28 - 30, 2013.

Rail+Metro China 2013 -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 6, 2013.

CITP 2013 - the 5th International Intelligent Transportation and Parking Equiptment Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 25 - 27, 2013.

Development status and tendency of traffic management system in the middle and small cities in China.

The road of migration to the Intellegent Transportation System (ITS) for the middle and small cities in China.

Recommendation for the enhancement of pedestrian and bicycle traffic system development.

Transportation Ministry: Regulation regarding highway system broken-down reporting(draft).

Beijing: Traffic congestion index is slightly rising.

Overloaded trucks at fault for bridge collapse.

Prof. Yang: Seven strategic choices of city-wide transportation system development in China.

North America

AERIS Fall/Winter 2012-13 Webinar Series Announcement.

Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting. -- Washington, D,C., January 13 - 17, 2013.

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.

Call for abstract: ITS America's 23rd Annual Meeting & Exposition -- Nashville, Tennessee, April 22 - 24, 2013

Signals Ahead: New kinds of traffic signs promise to keep everything flowing.

Traffic control center ready for 'Carmageddon 2'.

Automated Enforcement for Speeding and Red Light Running.
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 729: Automated Enforcement for Speeding and Red Light Running includes guidelines designed to help transportation agencies start-up and operate automated enforcement programs to improve highway safety by reduce speeding and red light running.

Traffic Safety Facts Sheet 2010: School Transportation-Related Crashes.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association has released a traffic safety facts sheet that highlights data collected from 2001 and 2010 about accidents and fatalities resulting from school transportation-related crashes.

Border-Wide Assessment of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Technology—Current and Future Concepts.
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that assesses the use of intelligent transportation systems technologies and operational concepts at and near land border crossings between the United States and Mexico.

AASHTO 2012 Social Media Survey .
The third annual AASHTO State DOT Social Media Survey found an increased interest on the part of state DOTs in how to improve the effectiveness of their social media programs. In addition, the survey indicated state DOTs are on the leading edge of government agencies experimenting with newer social media tools like Pinterest and Storify, while also increasing their capabilities to serve a mobile audience that depends on wireless devices like smartphones and tablet computers for information.

iPhone 5 & iOS 6 for drivers: real-time traffic, navigation, yelp.

Intersection Conflict Warning Systems.

South America

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


Travel 2020 -the future of passenger transport, -- London, UK, October 10 - 11, 2012.

ITS Conference 2012 - "Towards first ITS specifications.

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

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

Why Does a Sleepy Driver Continue to Drive?
VTI, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, has released a report that investigates how truck drivers’ experience, fight, and counteract sleepiness in their daily work environment. The report is written in English.

Volvo Car Corporation concludes following the SARTRE project: Platooned traffic can be integrated with other road users on conventional highways.

Stoplight In Germany Now Offers Pong Gaming While Waiting.


ITS Australia e-Newsletter - September 2012.

Middle East

ITS and Road Safety Forum - Qatar 2012 -- Doha, Qatar, October 2 -4, 2012.

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


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

Urban Transport World Asia Jakarta, Indonesia, October 30 - 31, 2012.

NEC Provides Traffic Control System for the Shin-Tomei Expressway.

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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