The Story of How Seoul Goes better with Smart Transportation Solutions.avi

May 19, 2011

Nice promotional video of LG CNS smart transportation work with transit in Seoul.
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Streetline Unveils Next Generation Smart Parking App Platform – Parker™

May 19, 2011

Streetline, Inc., a global provider of smart parking solutions for cities, airports, universities and private garages, today unveiled the next generation of Parker™ – the leading real-time consumer parking app for smartphones and tablets. With the announcement – which was made today during a press conference debuting Streetline’s real-time parking guidance in Studio City, Calif. – the company also introduced enhancements to its iPhone app and announced the availability of Parker for Android.
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Advanced Eco-Routing Algorithm Hits the Market

May 19, 2011

EFNAV takes into account three key factors when calculating eco-routes: traffic (real-time and historical), road grade, and road type. By using these data along with tapping directly into a vehicle’s data stream, EFNAV can deliver accurate and reinforcing feedback to a driver based on the eco-success of the route selection and driving style.
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May 19, 2011

EFNAV takes into account three key factors when calculating eco-routes: traffic (real-time and historical), road grade, and road type. By using these data along with tapping directly into a vehicle’s data stream, EFNAV can deliver accurate and reinforcing feedback to a driver based on the eco-success of the route selection and driving style.
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Use of Mobility Devices on Paratransit Vehicles and Buses

May 17, 2011

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has issued a request for proposals to identify and assess the current and emerging issues that limit the use of mobility devices in paratransit vehicles and buses. The project will also develop guidance and options to assist transit systems, manufacturers, and transit users in the implementation of accessible design and accommodation solutions for the short and long term. Proposals are due June 21, 2011.
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The technology behind bike sharing systems

May 17, 2011

Sharing a bike with a friend requires trust and a U-lock. Sharing 600 bicycles with the city of Boston requires technology and a big investment. Alison Cohen’s Alta Bicycle Share is up for the task.

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ITS America 2011 Student Smart Phone ITS App Competition – Win a Trip to Orlando, FL!

May 17, 2011

The Student Smart Phone ITS App Competition is designed to encourage student interest and future participation in the development of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and related mobility, safety, and environmental solutions that address global transportation concerns. The objective of the competition is to provide an opportunity for today’s students—whatever their field—to apply their knowledge in a thought-provoking and enjoyable competition and to build awareness of ITS as a career path with unlimited potential.
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World Transit Research Newsletter: May 2011

May 17, 2011

Monash University’s Institute of Transport Studies has released the latest issue of its bimonthly newsletter that is designed to highlight recently added items to the World Transit Research database.
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Investigating Advanced Traffic Signal Control: Examining the Effect of Traffic Probe Data on Traffic Signal Operations

May 17, 2011

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a fact sheet that explores the concept of vehicle-to-infrastructure cooperation via the Intelligent Transportation Systems initiative.
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NCHRP FY 2012 Projects: Oversight Panel Nominee Solicitation

May 17, 2011

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is soliciting nominees to serve on oversight panels for new projects being established under the NCHRP’s FY 2012 program. Nominees should have expertise directly relevant to the proposed project topic. To help identify nominees who are members of historically underrepresented groups, TRB encourages the nomination of women and members of minority groups. Nominations are due by June 3, 2011.
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Improving Roadway Safety Programs Through University-Agency Partnerships: A Conference

May 17, 2011

TRB with the support of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration is sponsoring Improving Roadway Safety Programs Through University-Agency Partnerships: A Conference on November 2-3, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The focus of this conference will be university-transportation agency partnerships for safety and the role these partnerships can play in helping to develop the analytical and workforce expertise needed to support new roadway safety analysis, research, programs, and cultural tools. The conference’s planning committee is seeking poster proposals to highlight current successful partnerships, explore innovative models for collaboration, and review new safety tools and concepts. The poster submission deadline is June 21,2011.
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New report outlines seven tools for improving transportation system

May 16, 2011

A new report released today by Reason Foundation, Taxpayers for Common Sense and Transportation for America proposes cost-effective recommendations that Congress should consider as part of the pending transportation bill that will stretch limited transportation dollars, save money in the long run, cut congestion, and better maintain the existing system…
The report also recommends five additional strategies, including: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT); Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); Intercity Buses; Teleworking; and Local Street Connectivity.
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Buses to see the light

May 16, 2011

Some Highway 82 traffic signals will turn green earlier and remain green longer for valley buses under a groundbreaking plan by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.
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ITS America 2011 Student Essay Competition – Win a Trip to Orlando, FL!

May 16, 2011

The Student Essay Competition is designed to encourage student interest and future participation in the development of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and solutions. The objective of the essay competition is to provide an opportunity for today’s transportation and engineering students to apply their knowledge in a thought-provoking and enjoyable competition and to build awareness of ITS as a career path with unlimited potential.
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SF parking app gets passing – not perfect – grade

May 16, 2011

The goal of the federally funded experiment is to make it easier to find parking and reduce the need for drivers to circle, resulting in less congestion and air pollution. The high-tech parking hunt isn’t foolproof. But during a Chronicle road test on a recent afternoon with the manager of the SFpark program, the parking data was, for the most part, spot on.

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Should drivers pay by the mile instead of the gallon?

May 16, 2011

Options to measure distance traveled range from regular odometer readings to GPS-enabled tracking that would determine where and when travel occurred. That would be useful if the government wants to charge higher rates during peak rush hours, for example, a concept already used to some extent on highways with electronic tolls.
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IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society

May 16, 2011

Check out the IEEE ITSS web site for their recent newsletter and a listing of their upcoming ITS conferences and calls for papers.
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Living Labs Global Award 2011 Winners Announced

May 16, 2011

Technologies such as mobile broadband, smart hand devices, cloud computing and open-source public databases are becoming central to envisioning favorable future scenarios of cities. Living Labs Global, a non-profit association based in Copenhagen (Denmark) joined forces with the partnered cities with the aim of bringing companies and decision-makers from all corners of the globe together to promote innovation in services and mobility in cities, and to better capacitate the potential of new technologies to change our day-to-day lives for the better.
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The OpenData movement will be a people’s revolution

May 13, 2011

In the US the OpenData principle has been grasped. Chris Vein, deputy US chief technology officer, said: “Whether you call them geeks or techies, some of the greatest innovations in government have been the result of citizen developers who simply want to do their part to make our government work better. From the Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Data Health Initiative to ‘Transportation Camps’ – un-meetings aimed at solving transportation problems – throughout the United States, citizens are using their talents to help make government data that are simply lying around actually work for the American people.
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U.S. Department of Transportation to Test Connected Vehicle Technologies in Six Cities

May 13, 2011

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the six cities where it will hold Driver Acceptance Clinics for drivers to test new technologies that will help the department learn more about how drivers respond to vehicle-to-vehicle communications that can help reduce traffic accidents and save lives. The first clinic will be held in Brooklyn, MI, near Detroit, in August. The remaining clinics will be held in Minneapolis, Orlando, FL, Blacksburg, VA, Dallas and San Francisco.

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Lake County’s traffic central keeps eye on roads

May 13, 2011

LIBERTYVILLE — It’s been five years since Lake County PASSAGE (Arterial Signal Synchronization and Travel Guidance) was activated, an intelligent transportation system that can track just about any traffic nightmare and alert the public in real time via radio, email and smart phone.
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PennDOT: Intelligent Transportation System Coming to Northwest Pennsylvania Interstates

May 13, 2011

Features of the new system will include traffic cameras, dynamic message signs and highway advisory radio systems on Interstates 90, 86, 80, 79 and 376 in Butler, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango counties.
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Panel To Focus On Deadly Truck, Bus Accidents

May 13, 2011

They also want trucks and buses to have some of the safety technology that’s available on many cars and on buses in other countries. That includes electronic stability control to prevent rollovers, adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts speed to traffic, warning systems that alert drivers when they’re drifting into another lane, and warning systems that alert drivers to an impeding collision.
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Tech-Savvy Travelers Embrace Mobile Flight Tracking Technologies, According to New FlightView Survey

May 13, 2011

Smart phone usage among America’s frequent travelers continues to climb – currently at 75 percent, according to PhoCusWright. As more travelers and visitors move to checking flight status and travel information through mobile websites and applications, cash-strapped U.S. airports and airlines are struggling to keep up – and looking for guidance on where to invest first.
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2011 TRB Joint Summer Meeting

May 13, 2011

Join more than 350 transportation professionals expected to participate in the TRB Joint Summer Meeting, July 10-13, 2011, in Boston, Massachusetts. Transportation professionals specializing in planning, finance, policy, economics, freight, data systems, transportation security, ferry transportation, and ports and waterways will share information in open committee meetings, joint collaborative discussions, and general sessions. Advance registration expires June 10, 2011.
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