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Monday, October 20, 2014

Vol. 62-2014-10-20

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COTA in action

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - The 18th COTA Annual Winter Symposium "TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM EMPOWERED BY BIG DATA", -- Washington, D.C., January 11, 2015. - Abstract Submission Deadline - December 8, 2014. 18 Winter Symposium Call For Abstract.pdf

Survey on COTA Student Service: Let's Serve You Better!

China in Development

5th IOT China and CV & ITS China Exhibition, -- Shanghai, China, October 28 - 29, 2014.

Modern Reailways 2014, -- Beijing, China, October 28 - 31, 2014.

2014 China (Shandong) International Expro on Intelligent City and Internet of Things, -- Jinan, Shandong, November 7-9, 2014.

9th China Intelligent Transport Annual Meeting, Guangzhou, November, 11 - 14, 2014.

2014 Shanghai international satelite navigation technology & equipment expro.

2014 Intertraffic China, Shanghai, March 31 - April 2, 2015.

Status of ETC nationwide internetworking

Problem of incompatible ETC between North and South of China

Shangdong is planning for big transportation projects

BMW is gpoing to test autonomous driving in China

Innovation of technology and management to ensure the road traffic safety.

Due to heavy air polution in Beijing, buses are asked to turn off engine when stopping.

Beijing, where the population shall move to ?

6 key development points on on-board monitoring system

Intelligent on board systems, 5 major players

Promotion of intelligent city is starting.

Intelligent Transportation, guides the development of intelligent city.

booming of vhicle electronic plate

Future of automobile industry, raising of the connected vehicle

The commercial future of connected vehicle

Intelligent Transportation is entering into "Big Data" times

7 development trends of intelligent on-board navigation system in 2014

Big investment in ITS in China for next 10 years

Connected vehicle marketing analysis report in 2014 (in China)

Data explains truck operation status on freeway.

North America

AERIS Team Conducting Free Public Workshop on Connected Vehicle Environmental Applications, Washington, DC, October 22nd, 2014.

NHI Real Solutions - Active Demand Management (ADM) - Web Conference, October 22nd, 2014.

Telematics West Coast 2014, San Diego, CA, October 30 - 31, 2014.

Shaping the Future for Paratransit - International Paratransit Conference, -- Monterey, CA, October 29-31, 2014.

7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, -- Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2014

The Third Symposium on Connected & Autonomous Vehicles: Smart City Market Alignment for Roadway Technologies, -- Albany, NY, November 5, 2014.

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).

FTA: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning, Closed Date: 11/3/2014.

Transportation Groups Create Communicators Forum in Nation’s Capital

How Are Cities Tackling Transportation and Civic Innovation?

Improving Transportation Performance: Time to Focus on Operations

Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes - Technical Reference
TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) S2-L05-RW-2: Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes: Technical Reference provides a "how-to" guide for technical staff to select and calculate the appropriate performance measures to support the development of key planning products, including long-range transportation plans; transportation programs; congestion management process; corridor planning; and operations planning.

Guide for Design Management on Design-Build and Construction Manager/General Contractor Projects
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 787: Guide for Design Management on Design-Build and Construction Manager/General Contractor Projects presents guidance for transportation agencies on design management under construction manager/general contractor and design-build project delivery. The guidance includes case studies of projects successfully developed using these alternative procurement strategies.

SHRP 2 Reliability Project L13A - Designing the Archive for SHRP 2 Reliability and Reliability - Related Data

SHRP 2 Reliability Project L07 - Further Development of the Safety and Congestion Relationship for Urban Freeways

Access Across America: Transit 2014
This study examined the accessibility to jobs by transit in 46 of the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States. It is the most detailed evaluation to date of access to jobs by transit, and it allows for a direct comparison of the transit accessibility performance of America’s largest metropolitan areas.

Moving an Age-Friendly DC: Transportation for All Ages
The Coalition for Smarter Growth has released a report that focuses on transportation policy and planning for the aging population in Washington, D.C., including how to target investments and coordinate services that will benefit older adults and make communities more pedestrian- and transit-friendly.

AAA study: Hands-free connectivity still dangerous

INFOGRAPHIC – Why Congestion Solutions Fail

Streetline explains Smart Parking- a new era of Connected Cars

I-66 to get toll lanes outside, but not inside Beltway

Pandora: We want to be the FM radio of the connected car

3 Driverless Car Projects that May Change How the World Travels

Male Baby Boomers most likely to drive connected cars, according to Nielsen study

Practice lanes for driverless-vehicle tech

Finally, a flying car for everybody? It's the idiot-proof aerial commuter

Race is on to build world’s first driverless car


2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expro (ICCVE), -- Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3 - 7, 2014.


Call for papers: 18th EURO Working Group on Transportation, Delft, The Netherlands, July, 14 – 16 2015.

ConnecteDriver, -- Brussels, January 28 - 29, 2015.

Call for paper: 22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, October 5 - 9, 2015.

London Underground: Designs for Tube trains unveiled

From locating potholes to monitoring air quality, new technologies could revolutionise the UK’s transport system and reduce local authority costs

This Floating Bike Path In The Thames Would Give London Cyclists A Car-Free Commute

European Commission and data industry launch ˆ2.5 billion partnership to master big data

Chinese fully electric taxis put into service in Brussels

COLOMBO: Deliverable 1.1 Scenario Specifications and Required Modifications to Simulation Tools

Australia & New Zealand

2016 Asia Pacific Student Excellence Scholarship Program

23rd ITS World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, October 10 - 14, 2016.

Middle East

Gulf Traffic, -- Dubai, December 8-10, 2014.


1st IRF Asia Regional Congress, -- Bali, Indonesia, November 17-19, 2014

Japan Technology / Self-driving cars stepping on the gas

Privacy issues raised over Singapore’s plan to use ‘smart’ road toll technology

Career Development

Faculty Job in US: Faculty Position in Next Generation Transportation Systems, University of Michigan

Faculty Job in US: Faculty Positions in Transportation Systems, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida - CEE Transportation Position Description 2014.pdf

COTA Community

Call for Abstract: 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Deadline: October 24, 2014.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Transportation on “Catastrophic Event Management.”

7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management - DEADLINE EXTENDED - Dec. 15, 2014.

Dear TDM Researchers and/or Practitioners:

We're pleased to announce the deadline for Abstracts/Papers submission for the 7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management has now been extended to Dec. 15, 2014. The symposium will be held in Tucson Arizona, USA, April 13-15, 2015, with the theme of "Dynamics of Travel Demand Management." The goal of this conference is to connect the domestic and international TDM research and practice communities to spark ideas that inspire the present and future direction of TDM in urban mobility. The conference will feature both an academic track and an industrial track.
This email is our call for abstracts to be considered for presentation, and call for papers for consideration of both presentation & publication at the 2015 TDM symposium. More information is below. I encourage you to submit your research and register to attend this event. On behalf of the organizing committee, we're pleased to be bringing this renowned conference to the U.S. for the first time, and we're looking forward to seeing active researchers and practitioners like yourself in Tucson, Arizona next year!


Funny result of "Big Data" analysis

COTA Call for Paticipation

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