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Monday, November 17, 2014

Vol. 64-2014-11-17

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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

China in Development

2014 China Smart City Expro, -- Shenzhen, November 16 - 21, 2014

2014 ITS International Conference (Chengdu), -- Chengdu, December, 3 - 5, 2014.

2014 Shanghai international satelite navigation technology & equipment expro. -- Shanghai, December 9 - 11, 2014.

2014 China transport information and intelligence development promotion conference, -- Beijing, December 11 - 12, 2014.

2015 ITS China Yearly Grand Ceremony, -- Beijing, January, 16, 2015.

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

2015 Shanghai International Command and Control Technology and Equipment Exhibition, -- Shanghai, June 10 - 12, 2015.

2015 ITS Expro. (Shenzhen), -- Shenzhen, June 14 - 26, 2015.

2015 fifth session of Asia (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic and road safety exhibition, -- Beijing, June 16 - 18, 2015.

CPSE 2015 - the 15th China Public Security Expro, -- Shenzhen, October 31 - November 1, 2015

List of top 10 intelligent cities in China

Intelligent city is promoted to the national strategy level, which will benefit ITS and connected vehicles first.

Resuming slow traffic mode to release the congestion for rapid traffic modes.

Analysis of electrrnic police system application trend.

ETC system application current status and trend

Shenyang will deploy 100 parking guidance screens

Analysis of 400 billion infrastructure investment of "one belt on route" solution

Building regional intelligent traffic information service system

Public transportation stops' digitalized cordinating management system design and implementation - Shenzhen example

Public security applications in ITS

National ETC internesting is speeding up, the price of corresponding products is raisen

Building public security and ITS projects for small and middle size cities

Top 10 best traffic information apps in China

Is the parking guidance system going to solve the city's parking problems?

13 "Big data" application scenaries.

Current development status of intelligent cities in China

Hangzhou is considered top one in the world with the best public bicycle system.

China Intelligent Vehicle Future Challenge (IVFC'2014) starts in Changshu

North America

The USDOT CV Pilot Deployment Program Webinar Series - Part 4: Security Credential Management System (SCMS), November 17, 2014

T3 Webinar Overview: Guidelines on Virtual Transportation Management Center Development

Call for Submissions: Transportation Association of Canada(TAC) Annual Meeting, -- Charlottetown, PEI, September 27 - 30, 2015.

Webinar: Transportation Engineering in the Age of Self-Driving Cars

Call for paper: IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2015, -- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 15 – 18 September 2015.

How Will Departments of Transportation Evolve Over the Next 50 Years?

DOT chief data officer prepares for forthcoming ‘wave’ of digital transportation data

Together for Safer Roads: Private-Sector Global Coalition Focused on Reducing Road Traffic Collisions Launched

Guide to Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L02-RR-2: Guide to Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability describes how to develop and use a Travel Time Reliability Monitoring System (TTRMS).
The report also explains why such a system is useful, how it helps agencies do a better job of managing network performance, and what a traffic management center (TMC) team needs to do to put a TTRMS in place.

Southwest Multi-State Rail Planning Study
The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration has released a report that develops a national toolkit for the conceptual planning of high-performance rail networks at the multi-state and mega-regional level.

How Has Travel Behavior Changed among North American Bikesharing Users? What Makes a Successful Program?
The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University released a report that highlights public information technology-based bikesharing activities in North America and reviews changes in travel behavior of participants in these programs.

Naturalistic Driving Study: Development of the Roadway Information Database
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Renewal Project S04A has produced a prepublication, nonedited version of a report titled Naturalistic Driving Study: Development of the Roadway Information Database that documents efforts to design, build, and populate a Roadway Information Database (RID) encompassing data from the SHRP 2 mobile data collection project (S04B), other existing roadway data, and supplemental traffic operations data. The RID was designed to provide data that are linkable to the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) database and accessible using GIS tools.

New way to predict how traffic will flow

Vehicular Wireless and Connectivity Management
ITS America's first wireless report examined how next generation 4G cellular (wide-area), and nomadic wireless such as Wi-Fi (local-area) and Dedicated Short Range Communications (vehicle-area) will evolve and possibly support a number of vehicle applications.
This report investigates how heterogeneous mobile broadband networks, or “hetnets” will come about, and how they might enable wireless interoperablity of next generation vehicle/road infrastructure applications.

Evaluation of the Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) Permissive Left-Turn in Shared Yellow Signal Sections
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 207: Evaluation of the Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) Permissive Left-Turn in Shared Yellow Signal Sections analyzes driver behavior and comprehension related to the FYA permissive left-turn indication when added to three- and five-section traffic signal displays.

Less Traffic on Your Commute? Thank Big Data

MIT Study Reveals Pilots Satisfied with ADS-B

Interactive map shows where traffic deaths are occurring

Seattle's New Parking Meters Smart Enough To Charge More At Peak Times

The drive toward vehicle communications picks up speed

Trains and self-driving cars, headed for a (political) collision

Forget self-driving cars; we should be focusing on self-driving buses

Mojio launches its plug-in car module that connects the unconnected car

Toronto Public Transit to Accept Tickets Via Smartphone App

For Google's self-driving cars, learning to deal with the bizarre is essential

Google’s self-driving car is ‘almost entirely controlled’ by an app

Infograph: How self-driving cars will change our lives

So long Google bus? Silicon Valley tech giants back new Caltrain upgrades

Your Car May Be Programmed to Kill You — and 9 More Fun Facts About Self-Driving Vehicles


3rd HeERO International Conference, -- Madrid, Spain, November 27, 2014.

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

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

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2015, -- Stuttgart, Germany, June, 17 - 18, 2015.

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

Electronic Stability Control made mandatory in Europe

Traffic solution helps Danish drivers travel faster from Port to Highway

Commission launches new web portal to help tackle urban mobility challenges

The Knowledge, London’s Legendary Taxi-Driver Test, Puts Up a Fight in the Age of GPS

eCall Interoperability challenges addressed at third TESTFEST in Galicia

Study on the benefits resulting from the installation of Event Data Recorders

European Commission Road Safety Newsletter – November 2014

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.


How a satellite-based ERP system will benefit motorists: Transport Minister

COTA Community

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!

COTA Call for Paticipation

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