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The Expanding and Accelerating Universe of Ground Transportation Tech Innovation

Date: 11/21/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Matthew W. Daus, Esq, Distinguished LecturerOrganization: City University of New YorkOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 

Abstract:

We are now at a technological cross-roads in the ground transportation universe, where technology will continue to improve and transform private and quasi-public for-hire ground transportation services,...

The Impact on Mode Choice of Activities Conducted while Commuting: Testing Transit-Advantage and Autonomous-Vehicle Scenarios

Date: 08/20/2014, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Patricia Mokhtarian; Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringOrganization: Georgia Institute of TechnologyOST-R Office: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 

Abstract

From early studies of time allocation onward, it has been acknowledged that the “productive” nature of an activity such as travel could affect its utility. At the margin, an individual...

Long-Term Bridge Performance Program - An Update

Date: 09/19/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Ali MaherOrganization: Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this...

California High-Speed Rail and Why It's Important for the Nation

Date: 08/15/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Rod DidironOrganization: San Jose State University, Minenta Transportation InstituteOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected...

The Car of the Future: Do Drivers Know How to Adapt to New Technology?

Date: 07/18/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Linda Ng BoyleOrganization: University of WashingtonOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this presentation are the...

What Can Intelligent Transportation Systems Offer?

Date: 09/17/2014, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Professor Hesham RakhaOrganization: Virginia TechOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 

Abstract

The transportation sector consumes around 100 quadrillion BTUs of energy worldwide [was 96 quad in 2011 according to the IEA, and the sector is only growing], which is mostly petroleum-based products including gasoline and diesel fuels. More...

Implementation of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies: the Case of California (EC)

Date: 01/18/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Betty DeakinOrganization: University of California, BerkeleyOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this presentation are...

Transforming Our Traffic Safety Culture - A necessary condition for Toward Zero Death

Date: 12/21/2011, 1:00pm to 2:20pmSpeaker: Nicholas WardOrganization: Montana State University, Western Transportation InstituteOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected...

Characterization Of Unpaved Road Conditions Through The Use Of Remote Sensing

Date: 11/19/2014, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Colin BrooksOrganization: Michigan Tech Research Institute, Michigan Technological UniversityOST-R Office: University Transportation Centers (UTC) 

Abstract 

Local governments and transportation agencies have shown growing interest in a cost effective system that rapidly assesses the changeable condition of unpaved roads in their jurisdictions. With advances in...

Human-Centered Systems are not Driverless - Augmented Reality Allows Humans "In the Loop" to See and Feel the Road

Date: 11/16/2011, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Max DonathOrganization: University of MinnesotaOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this presentation are the...