The 2nd Iran ITS Congress will be held by the Iran Road Maintenance & Transportation Organization (RMTO), with cooperation of Iranian Inc. for Contemporary International Conferences & Fairs (IICIC), on February 7-8, 2017, in Tehran, Iran.
The Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization cordially invites all relevant national and international investors, the academic community, consulting firms and contractors, to participate in this significant event for discovering the latest investment and cooperation opportunities in the Iran ITS sector, and for presenting the latest technologies, management skills and know-how to develop this sector at a national level.
· Increasing safety and the improvement of transportation management;
· Enhancing interaction and cooperation with smart transport related organizations;
· Promoting the leveraging of ITS technologies and equipment based on the country’s needs;
· Upgrading the existing intelligent transportation systems;
· Encouraging universities and scientific and research centers to develop ITS knowledge and technology;
· Promoting ITS knowledge at a national level;
· Urban and inter-urban ITS integration;
· Improving traffic culture and driver behavior patterns;
· Creating dynamic environments for effective cooperation between executive organizations, universities and scientific research centers;
· Contribution of the private sector for investment in ITS.
ATSSA to sponsor forum exploring data analysis and infrastructure safety connectivity with goal to move toward zero deaths.
This Open Forum will take place during the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA) 47th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona, on February 10-14, 2017.
The ATSSA Board of Directors has approved an effort to gauge industry support for developing a new road safety data forum. The initiative targets companies, agencies, authorities and organizations involved in the collection, storage and analysis of crash and roadway infrastructure safety data. An Open Forum discussion is being planned in conjunction with ATSSA’s 47th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center on February 10-14, 2017. Participants need not be ATSSA members to attend the initial discussion forum.
During the Open Forum, attendees will receive detailed briefings on two new US Department of Transportation safety data initiatives, a presentation discussing the current impact of enhanced road safety data in developing state-level strategic highway safety plans, and a final presentation examining the role of data in better understanding the impact of connected automated vehicles (CAVs) on future infrastructure planning. At the end of these presentations, participants will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on the proposed data forum.
The important role of crash and infrastructure data analysis in the roadway safety industry cannot be overstated. Congress, for example, requires that states develop “data-driven” strategic highway safety plans prior to allocating projects authorized under the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
Recent developments in automated vehicle technologies stretch our understanding of how new machine technologies interface with signs, pavement markings, signals and work zone devices. Improved roadway infrastructure and crash data will be invaluable in better understanding the needs of CAVs as part of strategic planning and asset management processes.
The analytics derived from improved infrastructure and crash data collection will eventually result in updates to key documents used to justify road safety investments.
These documents include Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Crash Modification Factors (CMF), the FHWA Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM), and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Highway Safety Manual.
The emerging road safety data industry comprises companies that supply crash documentation systems and digital infrastructure capture and assessment technologies (lidar, photogrammetry, GPS, retroreflectometers, friction testers, etc.), data storage and analytics software (GIS, asset management), and traffic management data collection and analysis, including for pedestrians and bicyclists.
A number of these same technologies are incorporated into CAV systems as part of enhanced guidance and braking systems. Developing synergies between CAV and infrastructure assessment technologies should provide a clearer picture regarding how to systemically improve roadway safety. At present, there is no industry forum that focuses on infrastructure safety data for the discussion of agency needs and exchange of information with private sector providers.
While law enforcement is the primary collector of crash data, engineering and consulting firms are often tasked with the collection and processing of digital infrastructure data for use by transportation agencies. Once the data is brought together, agency staff and private sector analysts review the data as part of the planning process. Determinations on which data sets are collected and used may have significant impacts on how plans are developed and implemented.
Interested private sector companies; associations; state and local agencies; metropolitan planning organizations; bridge, toll and turnpike authorities; and non-profit entities and educational institutions should email email@example.com to be placed on an email list for more information regarding the upcoming Open Forum.
ATSSA’s core purpose is to advance roadway safety. ATSSA represents the roadway safety industry with effective legislative advocacy and a far-reaching member partnership. The association also leads the nation in work zone safety training and education for roadway workers across the country. ATSSA members accomplish the advancement of roadway safety through the design, manufacture, and installation of road safety and traffic control devices. Visit www.atssa.com to learn more.
ATSSA’s core purpose is to advance roadway safety. ATSSA represents the roadway safety industry with effective legislative advocacy and a far-reaching member partnership. The association also leads the nation in work zone safety training and education for roadway workers across the country. ATSSA members accomplish the advancement of roadway safety through the design, manufacture, and installation of road safety and traffic control devices.
Visit www.atssa.com to learn more.
The eighth ANDINATRAFFIC trade show and conferences will be held at the Hotel Sheraton in Bogotá, Colombia, on March 27-29, 2017. The conference program includes the first ITS LATAM Congress with the participation of seven national ITS associations, and there will be some 800 professionals of the traffic planning and operating sector from 14 countries visiting the show.
For further information and details on booth reservations, see at.sofexamericas.com
The UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) has developed a brand new event for the imaging industry in the UK. The first ever UKIVA Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition will take place at ArenaMK in Milton Keynes in the UK on April 27, 2017.
With 50 technical vision seminars and 30 live demonstration stands, this new one-day event will highlight the latest developments, technologies and applications within the Machine Vision and Imaging industry.
With contributions from a broad spectrum of imaging specialists, the conference will provide a breadth of information through multiple informative presentations across a variety of vision topics. There will be plenty to interest all attendees, from those new to machine vision who are unsure as to the benefits the technology could bring, to the most experienced users or system integrators. The emphasis will be firmly on the benefits that vision technology can bring for a host of different industries and applications.
Visitors will see and hear about real world examples of how machine vision delivers value and creates competitive advantage, learn about what’s coming next in terms of cutting edge research, and gain valuable insight into the latest trends. The main themes of the day will cover 3D vision, camera technology, software, embedded vision, optics, illumination and lasers, systems and solutions, as well as the basics of vision systems.
Acrovision, Clearview Imaging, IDS, Scorpion Vision, Lambda, Matrox, Point Grey, CIS, Photonfocus AG, NET and Sick UK are some of the companies that will be presenting seminars and exhibiting at this new event.
The NeTC Industry Forum has grown out of the National electronic Tolling Committee (NeTC), who focus on a collaborative approach to improving tolling in Australia, and addresses the latest tolling trends and technology developments, giving attendees the opportunity to meet all the key players under the same roof.
The NeTC Forum is hosted by ITS Australia to support the development of the industry, and is run by industry for industry.
Hosted annually, the NeTC Industry Forum has grown over 11 years to become a must attend event for Australian tolling industry executives. At last year’s event, delegates attended the two-day meeting in Brisbane from Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Thailand and USA.
Topics to be covered at this year’s event include:
• Customer service and tolling;
• Tolling back office systems;
• Enforcement and collection;
• Recent and Upcoming projects: Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, and global
• Replacement and maintenance funding of infrastructure
• Tolling techniques and community attitudes
• Current tolling inter-operability arrangements and alternatives;
• Big data - collection, exchange and privacy issues.
• Vehicle trends - C-ITS, automations and tolling;
• Future technologies, app services and innovation;
• Freight and tolling;
• Congestion management in smart cities.
And more …
The 12th ITS European Congress will take place on June 19-22, 2017, at the Strasbourg Convention Centre in France. Under the theme ‘ITS Beyond Borders’, the Congress will focus on the people, the intelligent mobility users, as hundreds of thousands of them every day cross the French-German border to live their daily lives.
Strasbourg can be considered one of the few European cities providing an environment where cross-border issues and challenges – such as technology compatibility and interoperability, or legislation evolution and application – can be experienced. The intersection of multiple transport and communication networks makes the city a wonderful living lab for mobility.
Strasbourg is also a pioneer in sustainable mobility. By improving walkability, building an extensive network of cycle tracks, and introducing car sharing schemes and a new road code, the city clearly indicates its strategy for sharing public space and delivering an excellent quality of life for its inhabitants.
During the Congress, the City and the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg and ERTICO – ITS Europe will host the second edition of the Mayors’ Summit. City mayors and leaders from Europe will gather again to explore opportunities, experiences and strategies related to present and future contributions of ITS to seamless travel and sustainable, efficient and innovative mobility.
The 12th European ITS Congress 2017 is organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe in partnership with the European Commission and hosted by the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg.
Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2017 will bring together the world’s leading engineers in the field of autonomous vehicle research, testing, validation and development. The conference will be held in Stuttgart alongside Automotive Testing Expo 2017, the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to new vehicle development and testing, and in conjunction with Traffic Technology International magazine, the world’s leading magazine for advanced highway and traffic management technologies. It will boast over 60 of the world’s leading experts in driverless vehicle testing.
Advanced driver assistance systems giving rise to fully automated driving vehicle technology is nothing new. Since the final meeting of the Eureka PROMETHEUS Project in Paris in 1994, it’s been clear that fully autonomous self-driving vehicles are set to become a reality, yet 20 years later the final stages of testing, validation and fail-safing pose a huge challenge to the automotive industry.
The rigorousness and thoroughness of the testing processes need to be conducted at an altogether higher level of fidelity than anything that has gone before, if the final reality is to be achieved with complete safety and integrity guaranteed.
Topics under discussion:
For more information and to book a delegate pass, visit autonomousvehiclesymposium.com
The 15th Annual Transport Practitioners’ Meeting (TPM) will be held on June 28 & 29, 2017, in Nottingham, UK. Organized by PTRC Education and Research Services, TPM is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers to share knowledge, engage in constructive debates and disseminate the latest thinking across the profession.
A Call for Papers has been issued encouraging practitioners to submit abstracts that share knowledge and fresh ideas on a wide range of transport topics and issues.
A few ‘hot topics’ have been identified as a guide for those who are considering submitting an abstract, including innovation and new technology in transport, latest developments in modeling techniques and applications, catering for and sustaining growth in walking and cycling, new models of government, opportunities to enhance behavioural changes, and challenges of providing for a growing elderly population. This list is not exclusive, as abstracts covering the latest developments in road safety, smarter choices, bus and rail, transport assessment, transport and health, non-motorised transport, better streets and urban design, freight and data are also welcome.
The deadline for submitting an abstract is noon on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The TPM Committee will consider all submitted abstracts and debate which ones should be presented at the conference. Authors will be notified whether their abstract has been selected by Thursday February 23, 2017.
Further details about the Call for Papers can be found on the TPM website www.ptrc-training.co.uk
With the current focus on electric vehicles, autonomously assisted vehicles and eventually self-driving vehicles, it would be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture for transportation. Much of what we rely on today was invented 100 years ago. Indeed, remarkably, the first passenger fare-paying railway started in 1807, albeit horse drawn, and the first steam engine locomotive line is generally accepted to have opened in 1860. So we could say that what we have today is both new and fabulously antiquated in terms of its origin.
The Future of Transportation is a study and conference on the subject of What Next. One of our core themes is ‘Getting Transport Off the Ground’, where we will examine how quickly personal airborne transportation systems will become viable mass transportation. The futuristic vision of skyscrapers surrounded by airborne transport for mass commuting could be just a few years away, but are the world’s governments and existing transport providers and operators sizing themselves up for the change? Will today’s automotive companies with brands that rank continuously among the world’s leading names be lost in history or will they – as, for example, Mercedes has long stated – be part of the new transport solution?
The Future of Transportation World Conference will bring together world transportation leaders from automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, transportation authorities and city planners, rail and public transportation technology firms and operators, technology and software giants, drone and personal air transportation solution companies, freight and logistics companies, mass-transit solution providers, business consultants, inventors of new and disruptive global mobility solutions, all with the common goal of devising better solutions for the increasingly demanding challenge of providing safe, efficient, sustainable transportation for the world in 2030 and beyond.
The Montréal World Congress 2017 will be held at the Palais des congrès Convention Center in Montréal, Québec, Canada, in November next year. It will be the event where policy, real world deployment and future ideas come together to advance integrated mobility, smart cities and the next generation of transportation through intelligent transportation systems. Autonomy and connectivity, artificial intelligence, infrastructure developments, cloud technologies, data, privacy, cyber issues, traffic management, smart city deployment efforts, research and academic initiatives, and a look at the world’s view of public policy around the next generation of transportation will all feature at the event.
The conference organizers are planning to feature live demonstrations of ITS technologies. The City of Montréal will create a virtual testbed on the streets adjacent to the Palais des congrès Convention Center, which will include an arterial loop circling the Palais des congrès and a section of a nearby limited access highway that will be equipped with DSRC roadside units integrated with local signal controllers to support demonstrations of connected vehicle technologies.
A highlight of the event will be the Smart Cities Pavilion. As a designated section of the Exhibit Hall, the Pavilion will highlight Smart Cities from around the world, continuing the discussion and debate around how policy can advance the future of integrated mobility, how transportation is moving to the center of the Internet of Things and how technological solutions and the IoT are changing cities. It will serve as a learning laboratory and feature information about leading international smart cities including Columbus, Ohio (US); Copenhagen, Denmark; Montréal, Canada; and Singapore.
TRA Visions 2018 invites young and senior researchers from all over Europe to submit innovative transport concepts to www.travisions.eu, which was launched on December 20, 2016.
The two European-funded TRA Visions 2018 competitions – one for young researchers, the second for senior researchers – have started their ideation phase. Young and senior researchers throughout Europe are invited to submit innovative concepts on future transport matters to enhance efficient and sustainable transport and mobility of people and goods.
Ever more people and goods are moving around the world in constantly shorter timeframes. This makes innovative transport solutions an important necessity. What could future transport look like? How can existing infrastructure cope with the rising strain, be it road, rail, waterborne or cross-modal transport systems? Which are efficient and sustainable solutions to the arising questions on mobility issues?
The European project TRA Visions 2018 invites young and senior researchers from all over Europe to enter their ideas of all kind concerning these and other questions to the competitions.
For the young researcher competition the deadline for a first short abstract is June 30, 2017. Following this, participants are requested to develop and submit their full idea by October 30, 2017, where they need to provide a report, a short presentation, and a project poster accompanied by an optional short video.
Senior researchers can enter their competition either by submission of a technical paper/abstract to the TRA 2018 conference website (www.traconference.eu) or by direct submission of a recently published technical paper to the TRA Visions 2018 website (www.travisions.eu). To be eligible, a paper must be technical in nature and relate to EU-funded transport research.
The submission phase will be followed by an Evaluation of Ideas period during which a judging panel comprising experts from universities, research institutes and industry will determine which are the top three ideas per transport mode (road, rail, waterborne and cross-modality). The final winners of the competitions will be announced during a prestigious award ceremony at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference 2018 in Vienna, Austria, on April 16-19, 2018.
The concepts must be submitted under one of the TRA2018 Conference topics, which cover the general areas of:
1. Environment and Energy Efficiency.
2. Vehicles & Vessels – Design, Development and Production.
3. Advanced Propulsion Systems.
4. Smart Urban Mobility and Logistics.
5. People Mobility – Systems and Services.
6. Freight Transport and Logistics.
7. Transport Infrastructure.
8. Connected and Automated Transport.
9. Digital Technologies for Transport.
10. Safe, Secure and Resilient Transport Systems.
11. Human Dimension in Transport.
12. Socio-Economics, Innovation and Policy.
TRA Visions is an initiative funded by the European Commission and takes place every two years. It awards a prize for innovative concepts for transport solutions to both young and senior researchers in European-funded projects throughout Europe. The project consortium members responsible for organizing the competition are: the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) of RWTH Aachen University; the Foundation WEGEMT - A European Association of Universities in Marine Technology and Related Sciences (WEGEMT); BALance Technology Consulting GmbH; Politecnico di Torino (POLITO); Newcastle University (UNEW); FEHRL; the Austria Institute of Technology (AIT) and University College London (UCL).
The award ceremony takes place during the TRA conference, which is held every two years and aims at getting science, research and industry closer together and pointing out challenges and opportunities they can efficiently face together in order to create an efficient and sustainable mobility of people and goods.
Find more information online: www.travisions.eu.