Monthly Archives: October 2013

The 2013 ITCS conference takes time to celebrate at Tuesday evening’s Conference Banquet

Participants of the ITSC 2013 conference were able to celebrate this year’s gathering and look forward to next year this evening at the Conference Banquet. Awards and presentations were scattered among a three-course meal, featuring a smoked salmon salad, a … Continue reading

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Watch out! Automated Obstacle Detection: Why? How? What?

Today’s technology allows for fully automated vehicles to drive around everywhere and under all environmental conditions. If so, why is it that fully automated vehicles are not (yet) commercially sold?

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ITS in the developing world? Challenges and Solutions

In his introduction to the challenges of developing ITS systems for developing countries, Simon Anderson (Stellenbosch University) shared a quote: “To a large extent what has been done in the first world, needs to be unlearnt to address the third … Continue reading

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Digging into Data: Data Mining II

After Matthew Karlaftis’ morning speech highlighting the importance of the use of big data, it is no surprise that many of the day’s sessions focused on the use of data and data mining. The creatively titled “Data Mining II” session … Continue reading

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The On-Line Electronic Vehicle (OLEV): Ambitions from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

What a great idea, to have an environmental friendly vehicle that gets charged while driving! This system is known as the On-Line Electronic Vehicle (OLEV). It uses the Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) principle. You probably remember this principle from those … Continue reading

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Post-lunch spirits are high among conference-goers

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ITSC 2013 started in earnest with Monday morning’s plenary session. ITS was discussed through the lens of the three points of the golden triangle: Public, Private and Research. Keynote speeches by Bob Denaro, a noted ITS consultant and Matthew Karlaftis … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Workshop: Simulation-based DTA for the deployment of ITS

Sunday morning reporting, In the context of the “Simulation-Based Dynamic Traffic Assignment for the Deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems” Alexander Paz, professor from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, along with some others experts inaugurated a full day of workshops at the … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Workshop – Green Railway: Challenges and Solutions in Train Control Systems

With transportation responsible for nearly a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, a reduction of emissions from transportation is imperative. Around the world, policy reflects this need. For example, the European Union has set a target for a 10% … Continue reading

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