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Monday, December 16, 2013.

Vol. 40-2013-12-16

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China in Development

2014 ITSMRS (ITS Market Seminar), Beijing, China -- Feburary 25, 2014.

The 7th Asia (Beijing) International Content Networking Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, March 4 - 6, 2014.

CITS 2014, -- Shaghai, China, April 10 - 12, 2014.

The 10th China International Rail Transit Technology Exhibition (CRTS China 2014), -- Beijing, May 5 - 7, 2013.

Xi'an Intelligent traffic safety technology & Application Exhibition 2014, -- Xi'an, May 9 - 11, 2014.

2014 Intertraffic China, Beijing, May 13 - 15, 2013.

China (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic Industry Expo, -- Beijing, May 26 - 28, 2014.

China International Internet of Things Technologies and Application Exhibition 2014, -- Shenzhen, August 14 - 16, 2014.

China's high-speed rail economic enters rapid development period

Analysis of several typical urban BRT application status

Appliction and devlopment trend of Intelligent public transportation system in the cities of China.

ETC internetworking status in China

Zhuhai's "3-year-great-plan" for transportation systems improvement.

Telematics China Forum Postscript: Towards 4G, e-commerce providers, opened China's connected vehicle networking

Huge demand of parking management marketing in China in 2014.

Investigation of ITS in traffic incident management processes and decision-making.

Automakers putting the 'mobile' into mobility

North America

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Public Meeting Seeking Stakeholder Input to the Federal Highway Administration's Intelligent Network Flow Optimization (INFLO) Bundle, -- Detroit, Micgigan, December 18, 2013.

Call for submission: 2014 TAC conference & Exhibition, -- Montreal, QC, Canada, September 28 - October 1, 2014.

2014 National Rural ITS Conference . ITS Heartland Annual Meeting, -- Branson, Missouri, August 24 - 27, 2014.

Call For Papers: TRB Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) 2014 Summer Meeting -- Portland, Oregon USA August, 11-13, 2014

Innovations in Travel Demand Forecasting, -- Baltimore, MD, April 27 - 30, 2014

2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, -- Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11, 2014.!

USDOT: Integrated Corridor Management Deployment Planning Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking applications for Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Deployment Planning Grants.
The request for applications invites states, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), and local governments that intend to initiate or continue Integrated Corridor Management development with their partners, such as arterial management agencies, tolling authorities, and transit authorities, to apply for deployment planning grants.

11th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads, -- Pittsburgh, PA, July 12 – 15, 2015
TRB is sponsoring the 11th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads on July 12-15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference, held every four years, will examine new technologies and new techniques in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and administration of low-volume roads.

DOT meets Executive Order, opens data for public use

NHTSA Announces New 5-Year Traffic Safety Plan and Guidelines for Older Drivers and Passengers

USDOT Announces New Connected Vehicle Test Bed Affiliation

Theory, Explanation, and Prediction in Road Safety
TRB’s Transportation Research Circular E-C179: Theory, Explanation, and Prediction in Road Safety summarizes the discussion and describes potential areas of advanced safety research identified by the participants at a November 2008 workshop. The objectives of the workshop were to explore promising future directions in highway crash data modeling and to identify potential areas for advanced research to provide a theoretic foundation for explaining crash causation.

Assessment of the Geographic Information Systems’ (GIS) Needs and Obstacles in Traffic Safety
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a report that explores the use of GIS for safety decision making at the state and local level, and considers opportunities for FHWA to use this technology to improve highway safety.

Development of Speed Models for Improving Travel Forecasting and Highway Performance Evaluation
The Florida Department of Transportation has released a report that explains the use of hourly volume and speed data from traffic count stations for determining free-flow speeds and capacities of highway facilities.

Deploying Road Side Units in Sparse Vehicular Networks: What Really Works and What Does Not
The Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation Center at Carnegie Mellon University has released a report that considers the benefits of deploying road side units—an infrastructure along roads that relays wireless communications between vehicles—as a means to improve communications in highway scenarios.

Cars as Roadside Units: A Self-Organizing Network Solution
The Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation Center at Carnegie Mellon University has released a report that proposes solutions to facilitating the deployment of roadside units designed to increase the connectivity of vehicular ad hoc networks.

Improving the Cost-Benefit Analysis of Integrated PT, Walking and Cycling

MoDOT and IDOT study recommends Mississippi River for oversized transportation!

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)!

Roadside Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Sensors Increase Traffic Flow

How Transit Reduces Congestion Animated GIF: Metro Vancouver Versions!

Strong Interest in New In-Car Technologies by Consumers in Emerging Economies Could Influence Demand, Accelerate Rollout of Next-Generation Connected Vehicle Technologies, Accenture Research Indicates

University of Michigan aims to put fleet of self-driving cars on the road by 2021!

25 Train Tragedies Could Have Been Prevented in the Past Decade by This Technology!

Some “buzz kill” for in-vehicle technology desire?

Updating automotive ECUs over-the-air


2014 Annual Summit - Transport for a Changing World, -- Leipzig, Germany, May 21 - 23, 2014.

European Conference on Human Centred Design for ITS, -- Vienna, Austra, June 6 - 6, 2014.!

Transports 2014 Publics - The European Mobility Exhibition, -- Paris, France, June 10 - 12, 2014.

The 10th ITS European Congress, -- Helsinki, Finland, June 16 – 19 2014.

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2014, -- Delft, the Netherlands, June 24-27, 2014.!

Survey - Cooperative ITS in Europe: Needs for further research!

A Closer Look at Urban Transport
The European Environment Agency has released a report that summarizes current transport demand, the pressures from the transportation sector on the environment, and related impacts and responses.

European Comimission Research & Innovation Horizon 2020!

Front-running cities changing transport, improving quality of life

Third issue of FIRM: FEHRL gears up for 2014 challenges.!

EU support for sharing field operational test data

UK government to invest in rural coverage and driverless cars

Vision Zero International, January, 2014.

Traffic Technology International, January, 2014

Ten of the world’s most beautiful railway stations

Australia & New Zealand

Improving the Cost-Benefit Analysis of Integrated PT, Walking and Cycling
The New Zealand Transport Agency has released a report that explores an evaluation framework for estimating the cost-benefit analysis of integrating public transportation (PT) with walking and cycling.

Middle East

Gulf traffic expo kicks off in Dubai


Pasahero app drives passengers’ worries away, promotes safe commuting in the Philippines

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