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Monday, November 17, 2014

Vol. 64-2014-11-17

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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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

China in Development

2014 China Smart City Expro, -- Shenzhen, November 16 - 21, 2014
http://www.smartcitycn.net/index

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

2014 Shanghai international satelite navigation technology & equipment expro. -- Shanghai, December 9 - 11, 2014.
http://www.navigationfair.com/

2014 China transport information and intelligence development promotion conference, -- Beijing, December 11 - 12, 2014.
http://baizercn.gotoip55.com/index.html#

2015 ITS China Yearly Grand Ceremony, -- Beijing, January, 16, 2015.
http://www.21its.com/zhuanti/8-2/2015ITS/

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

2015 Shanghai International Command and Control Technology and Equipment Exhibition, -- Shanghai, June 10 - 12, 2015.
http://www.shcctexpo.com/

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

2015 fifth session of Asia (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic and road safety exhibition, -- Beijing, June 16 - 18, 2015.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/exhibit/show-641.html

CPSE 2015 - the 15th China Public Security Expro, -- Shenzhen, October 31 - November 1, 2015
http://www.its-expo.com/index.php


List of top 10 intelligent cities in China
http://www.21its.com/news/zixun/2014-11-17/38133.html

Intelligent city is promoted to the national strategy level, which will benefit ITS and connected vehicles first.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461506.html

Resuming slow traffic mode to release the congestion for rapid traffic modes.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461515.html

Analysis of electrrnic police system application trend.
http://www.tranbbs.com/application/police/application_147644.shtml

ETC system application current status and trend
http://www.tranbbs.com/application/Intercity/application_147792.shtml

Shenyang will deploy 100 parking guidance screens
http://www.cpsits.com/yaowen/201411/36065.html

Analysis of 400 billion infrastructure investment of "one belt on route" solution
http://www.21its.com/news/zhengce/2014-11-05/37766.html

Building regional intelligent traffic information service system
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=66&id=42150

Public transportation stops' digitalized cordinating management system design and implementation - Shenzhen example
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=66&id=42155

Public security applications in ITS
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=42087

National ETC internesting is speeding up, the price of corresponding products is raisen
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=52&id=41000

Building public security and ITS projects for small and middle size cities
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=58&id=42227

Top 10 best traffic information apps in China
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=171&id=42573

Is the parking guidance system going to solve the city's parking problems?
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=42713

13 "Big data" application scenaries.
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=66&id=42498

Current development status of intelligent cities in China
http://www.21its.com/news/shidian/2014-11-11/37943.html

Hangzhou is considered top one in the world with the best public bicycle system.
http://www.cpsits.com/czjt/201411/36091.html

China Intelligent Vehicle Future Challenge (IVFC'2014) starts in Changshu
http://spendergast.blogspot.ca/2014/11/china-intelligent-vehicle-future.html

North America

The USDOT CV Pilot Deployment Program Webinar Series - Part 4: Security Credential Management System (SCMS), November 17, 2014
http://www.itsa.org/cvpilotswebinar

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

Call for Submissions: Transportation Association of Canada(TAC) Annual Meeting, -- Charlottetown, PEI, September 27 - 30, 2015.
http://tac-atc.ca/en/call-papers

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

How Will Departments of Transportation Evolve Over the Next 50 Years?
http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/department-of-transportation-change-building-roads-driving-decreases

DOT chief data officer prepares for forthcoming ‘wave’ of digital transportation data
http://fedscoop.com/dot-chief-data-officer-prepares-building-wave-digital-transportation-data/

Together for Safer Roads: Private-Sector Global Coalition Focused on Reducing Road Traffic Collisions Launched
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/together-for-safer-roads-private-sector-global-coalition-focused-on-reducing-road-traffic-collisions-launched-2014-11-13



Guide to Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_S2-L02-RR-2.pdf
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
http://www.fra.dot.gov/Elib/Document/14124
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?
http://transweb.sjsu.edu/PDFs/research/1131-public-bikesharing-business-models-trends-impacts.pdf
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
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2prepubS04AReport.pdf
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
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/model-predicts-traffic-flow-1106


Vehicular Wireless and Connectivity Management
http://connectedvehicle.itsa.wikispaces.net/file/view/Connected+Vehicle+Technical+Insights+Wireless+Interoperability+FINAL+Aug+22+2014.pdf/519332308/Connected%20Vehicle%20Technical%20Insights%20Wireless%20Interoperability%20FINAL%20Aug%2022%202014.pdf
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
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_w207.pdf
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
http://mashable.com/2014/10/01/data-traffic-jams/


MIT Study Reveals Pilots Satisfied with ADS-B
http://www.flyingmag.com/news/mit-study-reveals-pilots-satisfied-ads-b


Interactive map shows where traffic deaths are occurring
http://www.news.wisc.edu/23283








Seattle's New Parking Meters Smart Enough To Charge More At Peak Times
http://kuow.org/post/seattles-new-parking-meters-smart-enough-charge-more-peak-times


The drive toward vehicle communications picks up speed
http://gcn.com/articles/2014/11/03/nhtsa-v2v.aspx

Trains and self-driving cars, headed for a (political) collision
http://fortune.com/2014/11/02/trains-autonomous-vehicles-politics/

Forget self-driving cars; we should be focusing on self-driving buses
http://qz.com/290281/forget-self-driving-cars-we-should-be-focusing-on-self-driving-buses/

Mojio launches its plug-in car module that connects the unconnected car
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/04/mojio-launches-its-plug-in-car-module-that-connects-the-unconnected-car/


Toronto Public Transit to Accept Tickets Via Smartphone App
http://www.psfk.com/2014/11/aesthetec-open-source-coding-robot.html


For Google's self-driving cars, learning to deal with the bizarre is essential
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_26924786/googles-self-driving-cars-learning-deal-bizarre-is

Google’s self-driving car is ‘almost entirely controlled’ by an app
http://venturebeat.com/2014/11/05/googles-self-driving-car-is-almost-entirely-controlled-by-an-app/

Infograph: How self-driving cars will change our lives
http://www.transportgooru.com/2014/11/infograph-self-driving-cars-will-change-lives/

So long Google bus? Silicon Valley tech giants back new Caltrain upgrades
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/10/27/so-long-google-bus-silicon-valley-tech-giantsback.html?page=all

Your Car May Be Programmed to Kill You — and 9 More Fun Facts About Self-Driving Vehicles
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/your-next-car-may-be-programmed-to-kill-you-and-9-102044547399.html

Europe

3rd HeERO International Conference, -- Madrid, Spain, November 27, 2014.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-heero-international-conference-tickets-12634505145

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

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2015, -- Stuttgart, Germany, June, 17 - 18, 2015.
http://ukipmemail.com/interface/external_view_email.php?B92727647697945213238416502613

Call for paper: 22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, October 5 - 9, 2015.
http://www.itsworldcongress.com/bordeaux-2015/









Electronic Stability Control made mandatory in Europe
http://www.rushlane.com/electronic-stability-control-mandatory-europe-12135355.html


Traffic solution helps Danish drivers travel faster from Port to Highway
http://thinkinghighways.com/traffic-solution-helps-danish-drivers-faster-from-port-to-highway/

Commission launches new web portal to help tackle urban mobility challenges
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/urban/news/portal-mobility-challenges_en.htm

The Knowledge, London’s Legendary Taxi-Driver Test, Puts Up a Fight in the Age of GPS
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/10/london-taxi-test-knowledge/


eCall Interoperability challenges addressed at third TESTFEST in Galicia
http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f15b6ba26fe7837737124a612&id=8a33cfdcc7

Study on the benefits resulting from the installation of Event Data Recorders
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/pdf/vehicles/study_edr_2014.pdf

European Commission Road Safety Newsletter – November 2014
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/pdf/news/nl16_en.pdf

Australia & New Zealand

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/

Middle East

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


Asia


How a satellite-based ERP system will benefit motorists: Transport Minister
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/how-a-satellite-based-erp/1450550.html


COTA Community

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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