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COTA in action
COTA Activities During TRB 2015.
18th COTA Annual Winter Symposium - TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM EMPOWERED BY BIG DATA
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Conference/Symposium_2015/COTA 18 Winter Symposium Call For Abstract.pdf
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
COTA will continue the traditional winter symposium for providing a platform for knowledge exchange and professional networking. Highly recognized professors and researchers from China and the U.S. will get together to discuss critical transportation issues and solutions in China. Coffee break is scheduled for networking opportunity. All is welcome.
COTA Annual Reception at the TRB 94th Annual Meeting.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00PM - 10:00PM, Tony Cheng’s Seafood Restaurant, third floor, 619 H Street, NW • Washington, DC 20007.
Everyone is welcomed to join the great networking opportunity to meet COTA members and friends all around the world!
COTA Newsletter Vol.17 No. 2, Sep., 2014
Beijing Jiaotong University 2015 TRB Recruiting Event Announcement
Call for Abstracts: New Urbanization: Smart Growth and Sustainable Development - The 9th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference
Chongqing, China, June 19-21, 2015
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Announcements/2014/2015 IACP CFA.pdf
China in Development
2015 ITS China Yearly Grand Ceremony, -- Beijing, January, 16, 2015.
2015 Intertraffic China, Shanghai, March 31 - April 2, 2015.
14th ITS Asia Pacific Forum, -- Nanjing, Jiangsu, April 27 - 29, 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
Will "Big Data" become the healing of traffic congestion.
Gaode's Q3 congestion report: Beijing is on the top
Analysis of ETC current and future status in China
"Cool-down" thinking of "hot spots" of ITS industrial
"Ali Cloud" is building "cloud brain" for intelligent parking
20 years in China, current and future of system integrators.
Plannning of new energy vehcile demonstration is difficult to be accomplished, due to different approches of various cities
Beijing welcomes overseas investors to help cure urban ills
Call for Abstracts: Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum, The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, January 23, 2015.
Call for papers: ITS America 25th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, February 6, 2015
Call for papers: 2015 National Rural ITS Conference, Deadline for Submissions: February 13, 2015
Call for Submissions: Transportation Association of Canada(TAC) Annual Meeting, -- Charlottetown, PEI, September 27 - 30, 2015.
Call for paper: IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2015, -- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 15 – 18 September 2015.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Plans for the Future of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Which States Have The Most Electric Vehicles? Map Shows Cleaner Cars Are Rolling Out In A Patchwork Of States
Transit Safety Retrofit
Package (TRP): Leveraging
DSRC for Transit Safety –
Fielding Results and
The USDOT and Battelle have released the latest findings and lessons learned from the Transit Safety Retrofit Package (TRP).
The TRP project aimed to design and develop safety applications for transit buses that can communicate using vehicle-to-vehicle as well as vehicle-to-infrastructure connected vehicle technologies for enhanced transit bus and pedestrian safety. The project was part of the USDOT's Safety Pilot Model Deployment, a large-scale field demonstration of the potential benefits of 5.9 GHz dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) wireless technology that is supporting related decisions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Review of Factors that Influence Extent of Transit-Oriented Development
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report that evaluates the extent to which transit-oriented development has occurred near transit lines that receive federal funds, and factors that affect that development.
Examining Potential Travel Time Savings Benefits Due to Toll Rates That Vary by Lane
By assigning different toll rates to different lanes during peak traffic hours, the demand for each lane of a road can be optimized. Lanes with lower travel times charge higher toll rates which are paid by those drivers who have higher values of travel time (VTT) and who want to avoid congestion in the other lanes. Conversely, travel time for those drivers with lower values of travel times will increase as they select the lower priced and slower lanes. This research examines toll rates that minimize the total value of travel time spent on the road under such a scenario. The optimum toll rates are dependent on the total road volume and distribution of VTT. The results show that total saved value of travel time can easily reach 11% of the total value of time spent traveling on the lanes when compared to a toll road with a uniform toll rate for all lanes. These savings vary based on many factors including the number of travelers on urgent trips.
The Impact of Vehicular Networks on Urban Networks
The objective of this paper is to study the impact of a vehicular network on a physical (road) network consisting of several intersections controlled by traffic lights. The vehicular network is considered to be a random graph superimposed on a regular Hamiltonian graph. The two graphs are connected by hyperlinks. The evolution of traffic at intersections given the existence of vehicular networks is measured by the method of reflective triangles.
Development of a Post-Processing Automation Procedure for the GPS-Based Travel Time Data Collection Technique
The travel time data collection method is used to assist the congestion management. The use of traditional sensors (e.g. inductive loops, AVI sensors) or more recent Bluetooth sensors installed on major roads for collecting data is not sufficient because of their limited coverage and expensive costs for installation and maintenance. Application of the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in travel time and delay data collections is proven to be efficient in terms of accuracy, level of details for the data and required data collection of man-power. While data collection automation is improved by the GPS technique, human errors can easily find their way through the post-processing phase, and therefore data post-processing remains a challenge especially in case of big projects with high amount of data. This paper introduces a stand-alone post-processing tool called GPS Calculator, which provides an easy-to-use environment to carry out data post-processing. This is a Visual Basic application that processes the data files obtained in the field and integrates them into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for analysis and representation. The results show that this tool obtains similar results to the currently used data post-processing method, reduces the post-processing effort, and also eliminates the need for the second person during the data collection.
‘Big Data’ is Revolutionizing the Parking Industry
Call for Papers: mobil.TUM conference 2015, -- Abstract submission: January 4, 2015.
ConnecteDriver, -- Brussels, January 28 - 29, 2015.
Future Travel Experience Europe 2015, -- London, February 2 - 4 , 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.
Driverless cars set to be tested in four English cities
Transport Eurobarometer: congestion and maintenance are the major challenges for EU roads
New software solutions for streamlining maritime operations
Australia & New Zealand
23rd ITS World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, October 10 - 14, 2016.
Safety report a milestone for cycling says NZ Transport Agency
Call for Papers: 2015 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, -- Seoul, Korea, June 28 – July 1, 2015,
Faculty job in US: tenure-tracked faculty position, Transportation Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Faculty job in US: tenure-tracked faculty position, Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington
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