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Monday, November 03, 2014

Vol. 63-2014-11-03

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

The "COTA E-News" is intended to enhance the communications among overseas transportation professionals and their counterparts in China, and promote the networking and collaboration among COTA members and friends. Your support and feedbacks are warmly welcome and highly appreciated!

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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.
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Conference/Symposium_2015/COTA 18 Winter Symposium Call For Abstract.pdf

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

China in Development

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

9th China Intelligent Transport Annual Meeting, Guangzhou, November, 11 - 14, 2014.
http://it9th.gditsa.org/
http://www.itschina.org/jtnh/2014.htm

2014 ITS International Conference (Chengdu), -- Chengdu, December, 3 - 5, 2014.
http://cdits.21its.com/

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

2015 Intertraffic China, Shanghai, March 31 - April 2, 2015.
http://www.china-its.org/

2015 ITS Expro. (Shenzhen), -- Shenzhen, June 14 - 26, 2015.
http://www.its-expo.com/index.php?lang=cn


Analysis status of the connected vehicle capital investment
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=41658

Shenzhen received global urban transportation leadership award.
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=55&id=41634

Urban public transportation planning and intelligent management in big dara age
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=41574

Importance of traffic design in dealing with urban transportation problems
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201410/36031.html

Transportation industry needs the balance of demand and supply - "Big Data" can help with the innovation.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461512.html

"Big Data" will have huge impact on transportation industry
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461514.html

The policy of extending toll collection period for tolled freeway will be in touble
http://www.cpsits.com/gzgljt/201410/36028.html

Development of intelligent city at the "Big Data" age.
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=171&id=41653

ITS is being included into national strategies
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=41520

ITS in China is getting fund support for sustainable development
http://www.21its.com/news/zixun/2014-10-24/37435.html

6 key points of building intelligent city
http://www.21its.com/news/shidian/2014-10-24/37469.html

Status and vision of transportation information system development
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/dialogue/news_147050.shtml

Beijing: "Customized Bus" is helpling congestion releasing.
http://www.cpsits.com/toutiao/201410/36010.html

Prediction of ITS application development trend
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_147044.shtml

Blue book of 2014 Wuhan traffic - one of five passengers is taking underground transit.
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_147035.shtml

Kunming: Transit priority traffic signal system.
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=44&id=41843

5 features of ITS - "Big Data" platform powers application functions
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=41776

Nation-wide ITS syste planning is on the way.
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=55&id=41847

Intelligent vehcile in China: still has a distance toward autonomuos vehciles
http://www.21its.com/news/zixun/2014-10-27/37519.html

Big problems for the largest trandportation hub in Asia - Haiyan - suffers more incidents, where unfamiliar drivers easy to get lost.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461503.html

Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport: Beijing's public transportation is going to promoting 110 upgrading services within 2 years.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461502.html


North America

APTA: ITS best practicices workshop, -- Orlando, Florida, November, 7 - 8, 2014.
http://www.apta.com/mc/its/Pages/default.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

T3 Webinar Overview: Guidelines on Virtual Transportation Management Center Development
http://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/t3/s141119_virtual_trans_mgt.asp

Webinar: Transportation Engineering in the Age of Self-Driving Cars
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/491764366



Call for paper: IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2015, -- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 15 – 18 September 2015.
http://www.itsc2015.org/content/cfp






Effectiveness of Different Approaches to Disseminating Traveler Information on Travel Time Reliability
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_S2-L14-RW-1.pdf
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L14-RW-1: Effectiveness of Different Approaches to Disseminating Traveler Information on Travel Time Reliability provides recommendations on appropriate ways to introduce and provide 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.

Design Guide for Addressing Nonrecurrent Congestion
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_S2-L07-RR-2.pdf
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L07-RR-2: Design Guide for Addressing Nonrecurrent Congestion catalogs highway design treatments that can be used to reduce nonrecurrent congestion and improve the reliability of urban and rural freeways.

How Has Travel Behavior Changed among North American Bikesharing Users? What Makes a Successful Program?
http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/prnewswire/press_releases/California/2014/10/21/DC43506

Do traffic tickets reduce motor vehicle crashes? Evidence from “Click It or Ticket”
http://journalistsresource.org/studies/environment/transportation/motor-vehicle-crashes-click-it-or-ticket-laws#


Taxi GPS data helps researchers study Hurricane Sandy's effect on NYC traffic
http://engineering.illinois.edu/news/article/9717

NWS powers up faster, more detailed weather forecasts
http://gcn.com/blogs/pulse/2014/10/nws-multiple-radar-multiple-sensor.aspx

CALTRANS LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE GAME TO TEACH TEEN DRIVERS SAFE DRIVING SKILLS IN HIGHWAY WORK ZONES
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/paffairs/news/pressrel/14pr106.htm


New Smart Street Corners That Will Act Like a Fitbit for the City
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/chicagos-new-smart-street-corners-will-act-like-fitbit-city/

The scientific solutions for Toronto’s traffic congestion
http://globalnews.ca/news/1618261/the-scientific-solutions-for-torontos-traffic-congestion/






Less Traffic on Your Commute? Thank Big Data
http://mashable.com/2014/10/01/data-traffic-jams/



Civic Tech and Engagement: With Waze, Who's in the Driver's Seat?
http://techpresident.com/news/25313/civic-tech-and-engagement-waze-whos-drivers-seat


Scalextric-inspired driverless electric roads being pioneered in US by Welsh designer
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/scalextric-inspired-driverless-electric-roads-being-7961387


Self-driving cars: ‘A vaccine that can save lives’
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141023-robot-cars-lifesaving-invention







Europe


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/


New 'app' which can change traffic lights from green to red trialled in the North East
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-app-can-change-traffic-7959592





European ‘smart city’ project uses acoustic sensors to monitor traffic
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=63393

Smart parking implemented in three French cities
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=63347

UK Transport Minister provides keynote address at driverless cars conference
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=63315


The battle against confusing parking signs
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29623541

Sweden's Self-Driving Cars for Sustainable Mobility
http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1324383&


Traffic Technology International, October/November, 2014.
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f188937c#/f188937c/1

Britain gets lost as six-out-of-ten road users can’t read a map
http://flexed.co.uk/britain-gets-lost-six-ten-road-users-cant-read-map/#.VFQ8Zsm9aSp



DRIVE C2X Assessed the Impacts of Cooperative Systems
http://nordicroads.com/drive-c2x-assessed-the-impacts-of-cooperative-systems/

IEEE ITS Society Newsletter, Vol.16, No.4 October 2014.
http://sites.ieee.org/itss/files/2014/10/v16n4Oct2014.pdf

Australia & New Zealand

10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, -- Leura, Australia, November 16-21, 2014.
https://www.regodirect.com.au/isctsc10/

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/

Driverless cars on horizon and door is open to testing right now, says minister
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/motoring/news/article.cfm?c_id=9&objectid=11346106


Call for Abstracts - Australian Intelligent Transport Systems Summit 2015 / National electronic Tolling Conference 2015
https://www.its-australia.com.au/events/australian-its-summit-netc-2015/

Middle East

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


Traffic experts consider pros and cons of countdown timers at traffic lights
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/transport/traffic-experts-consider-pros-and-cons-of-countdown-timers-at-traffic-lights

Asia


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

Iran to hold First National Congress on ITS
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=63259


Japanese make precise 3D city maps to prepare for robot car boom
http://rt.com/news/200139-3d-map-robot-car/

COTA Community

ACTIVE-AURORA project launched at the University of Alberta - Canada’s first Connected Vehicle (CV) test bed network - Lead by Dr. Tony Qiu.
The official announcement for the establishment of the ACTIVE-AURORA Test Bed Network brings together key researchers and partners of the project to share information about this exciting milestone in Canadian transportation innovation with the public. This initiative is a unique partnership among the University of Alberta (U of A), University of British Columbia (UBC), three levels of government (Transport Canada, Alberta Transportation, and the City of Edmonton), and industry. The test beds will be built and operated in Edmonton (ACTIVE) and Vancouver (AURORA), with the U of A’s Centre for Smart Transportation (CST) leading research on the Edmonton component, which will include two on-road test beds and the ACTIVE Lab transportation and traffic data management centre.
The ACTIVE-AURORA Test Bed Network helps Canada meet that challenge by providing a platform for investigating and implementing innovative Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies. One of the latest and most exciting developments within ITS, CV technology enables vehicles to communicate critical, real-time information—location, speed, inclement weather, adverse road conditions and more—with other vehicles and surrounding infrastructure via wired and wireless networks.
ACTIVE-AURORA will provide real-world test zones, combined with laboratory settings, where conditions can be customized to simulate various situations. These facilities offer state-of-the art learning opportunities, which will strengthen Canada’s research advantage by attracting world-class researchers to test and evaluate new connected vehicle technology, as well as coaching the next generation of transportation experts.

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=896019
http://www.transportation.ualberta.ca/News%20and%20Events/2013/December/TheCSTandtheFirstConnectedVehicleTestBedinCanada.aspx

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

7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management - DEADLINE EXTENDED - Dec. 15, 2014.
http://www.tdmsymposium.org/
http://papers.tdmsymposium.org/index.php/index/index/index/index

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!

COTA Call for Paticipation

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