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Monday, October 8, 2012.

Vol. 9-2012-10-08

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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.

Report from the 3rd International Conference on Green Intelligent Transportation System and Safety?GITSS2012.

Report from the 3rd ITS Conference China 2012.

Intelligent City and Intelligent Transportation.

Capital Beijing: ITS is the major focusing.

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

Q&A: MAP-21 - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century.

RFPs: Cooperative Transportation Systems Pooled Fund Study Released Two Requests for Proposals
From the national Cooperative Transportation Systems Pooled Fund Study entitled "Program to Support the Development and Deployment of Cooperative Transportation Systems Applications," RFPs for two projects were issued on October 1st. These projects are: (1) Traffic Management Centers in a Connected Vehicle Environment, and (2) 5.9 GHz DSRC Vehicle Based Road and Weather Condition Application.

New presentations from RITA.

2012 National Rural ITS Conference.

Effective Experiment Design and Data Analysis in Transportation Research.
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 727: Effective Experiment Design and Data Analysis in Transportation Research describes the factors that may be considered in designing experiments and presents 21 typical transportation examples illustrating the experiment design process, including selection of appropriate statistical tests.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Transportation Management Plan (TMP) Strategies.
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that identifies and assesses possible approaches for evaluating transportation management plan strategies to determine effectiveness.

Developing an Active Traffic Management System for I-70 in Colorado.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has released a report that explores the development of an active traffic management system that incorporates real-time weather conditions and roadway geometric characteristics.

South America

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

Brazil to roll out national radio-chip ID/surveillance/logging for all vehicles.


The Preview News: The 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna, Austria from 22 to 26 October, 2012

TRAIL-Beta Congress 2012 “Mobility & Logistics - Science meets Practice” -- Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 30 - 31, 2012.

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

3rd International Conference on Urban Transportation Systems, -- Paris, France, November 12 - 14, 2012.

First European Aviation Conference, -- Berlin, Germany, November 22 - 23, 2012.

EDITS - European Digital Traffic Infrastructure Network for Intelligent Transport Systems.

ERTICO Partners publish eCall recommendations.

Report from the SE Europe Telematics Conference.

Detailed Overview of Selected RCM Areas: RCM Toolkit.
The United Kingdom’s Rail Safety and Standards Board has released a report that reviews the application of remote condition monitoring (RCM), a system that consists of hardware and software that captures and processes asset condition data in real time.

Traffic Technology International - October/Novernmber 2012.


Australian Transport Index (ATRI) now globally available.

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.


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

2nd Annual Conference on Operation, Maintenance and Tolling in Road Sector. -- Ne Delhi, India, November 5 - 6, 2012.

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions passes acceptance test in Malaysia.

Rp110 Billion Allocated for Transportation System Pilot Funds.,20120928-432583,uk.html

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.

SMART Signal Technologies wins US Patent.
SMART Signal Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded a patent (No. 8279086) for SMART Signal technology to Xianghong "Henry" Liu, Wenteng Ma and Xinkai Wu. Dr. Liu is a professor at the University of Minnesota and co-founder of SMART Signal Technologies, Inc., the duly authorized commercialization agent licensed by the University of Minnesota to market, sell and support the technology and co-holder of the patent, under whose auspices the work was developed. The patent was approved in August with the award made on October 2, 2012. SMART Signal Technologies, Inc. markets and sells, under license, a technology suite that provides traffic agencies and engineers with on-line performance measures for signalized arterial corridors using existing detector and controller infrastructure by collecting high resolution traffic data and using it to calculate accurate queue lengths, traffic behavior and travel times along signalized corridors. The company also makes an off-line measurement tool that can be used by traffic engineers to study signal timing for purposes of optimizing traffic flow and arterial performance. For more information, please consult the company website at:

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