ITS News

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    In just a few short years, the UAVs @ Berkeley club has gone from an idea to a thriving club with a workspace at the NEXTOR offices at ITS Berkeley. Now, five pilots will be comoeting in the first ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship at Purdue University April 15.

     

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     The Graduate Division in collaboration with the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate has named UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Scott Moura as a 2017 Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award Winner.

     

     

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     In late March and April, Institutes of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley, Davis, Irvine and Los Angeles will be presenting a series of policy forums at the UC Center Sacramento. This series presents the latest thinking and scientific insights on a range of transportation challenges facing our state and nation.

     

     

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    UC Berkeley graduate students Anthony Barrs and Baiyu Chen were awarded the top prize and $50,000 for their design at the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge, hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers in Las Vegas. The competition solicited design solutions that could address some of the biggest challenges facing the United States' infrastructure system.

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    Private and public transportation partners, including PATH, conducted a partially automated truck platooning demonstration in California Wednesday at the Los Angeles Port complex and along the Interstate 110 freeway.

     

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    UC Berkeley's Daniel Aranki, Roel Dobbe, Jaime F. Fisac, and Cathy Wu discuss the benefits and risks; the good, the bad, and the unintended; reining in the carousel of progress; and anticipating and integrating policy in relation to the future of automated vehicles in the Berkeley Science Review.

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    The Institute of Transportation Studies is deeply saddened to say that J. Karl Hedrick, James Marshall Wells Academic Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, passed away on Feb. 22, 2017 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 72 years old.

     

     

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    Robert P. Wadell, distinguished alumnus and ITS Advisory Council at Berkeley member has made a generous $500K donation to establish the Robert P. Wadell Endowed Fellowship for Civil Engineering Innovation. His gift was matched with $500K from Berkeley’s Graduate Division.

     

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    New faces and familiar faces came together Feb. 16 and 17, 2017 to celebrate 30 years of the past, present and future of California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology’s PATH@30 symposium.

     

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    Recently elected State Assemblyman, Timothy Grayson, (D-Concord) came on his first official visit to UC Berkeley on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.