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Shelley Row, Director of the ITS Joint Program Office, to begin a one-year leave of absence
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Shelley Row, Director of the ITS Joint Program Office, will begin a one-year leave of absence on March 29. RITA Deputy Administrator Dr. Robert Bertini will accept executive responsibility for the ITS program as acting Director, concurrent with his existing responsibilities as Deputy Administrator. ITS Joint Program Office Deputy Director, John Augustine, will step up to accept greater responsibility as the Managing Director of the Joint Program Office. More
ITS America joins diverse coalition to release follow-up report on "Moving Cooler"
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ITS America Sustainability Forum Chair Lou Neudorff continues the discussion started by the release of "Moving Cooler: Transportation Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions." "Moving Cooler" was the first-ever comprehensive analysis of transportation efficiency and its relationship to greenhouse gas reductions and consumer savings. ITS America was part of a diverse group of group of stakeholders including transportation experts, industry leaders, federal agencies, and environmental organizations and other non-governmental organizations that commissioned this report.
This follow-up report helps highlight recent ITS deployments and significant efficiency gains that were not necessarily reflected in the first study, identifies a number of the strategies identified by "Moving Cooler" that are dependent on ITS for their success, and identifies induced demand from systems operation improvement as an area for further research. Read the full report here.
National Intelligent Transport System RFP — Republic of South Africa
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Opportunity to pre-qualify for the procurement of a national intelligent transport system and integrated supporting systems software, and the deployment thereof, in Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape in the Republic of South Africa. The prequalification documents are available for download on the South African National Roads Agency Limited Web site - www.sanral.co.za. Also note that there is a compulsory clarification meeting next week, Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in Gauteng, South Africa.
ERTICO - ITS Europe Partners promoting Cooperative Mobility in Amsterdam!
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Join and visit the cooperative mobility showcase from March 23-26.
ERTICO is proud to co-host a world-class Showcase of European innovation in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technologies and applications to be held at and around Amsterdam RAI, from March 23–26. The Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010 package includes on-road demonstrations, a dedicated conference and a linked exhibition.
This event will show the final results of four years of collaborative research & development of cooperative mobility systems by the three European integrated projects CVIS (coordinated by ERTICO), SAFESPOT and COOPERS, co-financed by the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. More
ITS Japan news: Update of The Busan World Congress, Oct. 25-29
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The World Congress is going to be held on Oct. 25-29, 2010, with the theme of "Ubiquitous Society with ITS," and will combine economic growth and environmental sustainability with ITS utilization and CO2 emission reduction, as well as cutting-edge ITS technologies especially focusing on "Ubiquitous." More
International ITS Conference & Expo 2010, Shanghai
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We are pleased to inform you that the "International ITS Conference & Expo 2010 Shanghai" will take place from Sept. 1-3. The event is sponsored by National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Transport, State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, Shanghai Municipal Construction and Transportation Commission, Science & Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, and under the joint-organization of Society of Automotive Engineers of China, China Communication and Transportation Association and CCPIT-Shanghai Sub-Council. Please see attachment for your reference.
1st Annual NRITS Student Paper Award
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Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an original written paper on rural intelligent transportation systems to the 2010 National Rural ITS Conference. Five student papers will be selected as winners. Each winner is required to present their paper at the 2010 NRITS Conference in Huntington, W.V. Each winner will receive: a plaque; registration, per diem and transportation to attend the conference; and papers will be posted on the United States Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative, Technology Administration - ITS Joint Program Office Web site.
In addition, cash awards will be given to winning authors in the following amounts:
ITS Europe interview on 'Intelligence into Urban Mobility' Workshop
ITS Europe talks to Zita Gurmai MEP and Dieter-Lebrecht Koch MEP following their co-hosting of the ERTICO Breakfast Workshop on "Intelligence into Urban Mobility." More
Senate Trio hopes to hit pay dirt with carbon 'fee' on fuels
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Key senators are weighing a request from Big Oil to levy a carbon fee on the industry rather than wrap it into a sweeping cap-and-trade system that covers most of the U.S. economy. If accepted, the approach — supported by ConocoPhillips, BP America and Exxon Mobil Corp. — could rearrange the politics of the Senate climate debate and potentially open up votes that may not be there otherwise. More
Sat-nav systems under growing threat from 'jammers'
Technology that depends on satellite-navigation signals is increasingly threatened by attack from widely available equipment, experts say. While "jamming" sat-nav equipment with noise signals is on the rise, more sophisticated methods allow hackers even to program what receivers display. More
Police partner with license plate readers
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A growing number of police departments are turning to mobile camera systems to fight motor vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars. The cameras read license plates of parked and moving cars — hundreds per minute — and check them against vehicle databases, said Lance Clem, a spokesman for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which purchased several systems for its police vehicles last fall. More
Social networking and phone apps enable smarter carpooling
While the installation of telematics systems for OEMs is here and growing, the use and integration of smart phones apps, GPS and location based services combined with social networking are creating opportunities beyond the OEMs. More
Have a problem in Portland, Ore.? The city says it now has an app for that
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Say you have an iPhone and you want to report a nasty pothole in Southeast Portland, Ore. There's an app for that. Wanna get a darkened streetlight or malfunctioning traffic signal fixed? There's an app for that, too. More
Groundbreaking travel management coordination center set to open in Paducah, Ky.
On March 12, a new era in travel management begins in Paducah, Ky., as Paducah Area Transit System, along with three other travel providers, opens the doors on the Purchase Area Travel Management Coordination Center for all of far Western Kentucky. More