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    For the academic year 2016-2017, Tech Transfer is rolling out its newly expanded pavement training series, which will cover topics from preliminary design all the way through to long-term maintenance.

     

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    During the summer of 2016, in the second phase of a Caltrans-sponsored study, the UCPRC investigated the effects of pavement structural response (the bending under load phenomenon), along with verifying models for roughness and texture.

     

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    Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology's Connected Corridors I-210 Pilot project is featured as part of the SCAG’s final 2016 RTP/SCS, which was federally approved in early June of this year. See page 88.

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    This year’s bid by San Francisco and UC Berkeley to win the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge failed, but the momentum generated by the collaboration has resulted in an agreement between the city and the university to continue to explore innovative urban transportation options, and ways that technology can improve city life in general. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks signed a memo of understanding Sept. 2 to develop and test new programs to improve urban life for the residents of San Francisco and ultimately cities around the country and world.

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     As companies contemplate putting self-driving cars on our city streets, driverless trucks on our freeways and autonomous delivery drones overhead, UC Berkeley engineers are embarking on a major project to improve the safety of these vehicles and how they interact with humans.

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    Gearing up for an exciting Bridge SF 2016 conference, ITS Berkeley and TSRC teamed up to host a Disrupting Mobility Hackathon at the ITS Library Sept. 3-4, 2016 to explore how Shared Automated Electric and Connected (SECA) vehicles will impact the way people and goods move within a city.

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    You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out why UC Berkeley has designated parking areas for Nobel Laureates: if there's one thing harder to snag than a Nobel prize, it's a parking space on a UC campus. Car sharing programs on campus could be a part of the solution. Researchers at the TSRC joined with Zipcar to ask people at universities across the U.S. and Canada how car sharing programs influenced their behavior.

     

     

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    The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Council has awarded ME Professor Francesco Borrelli the 2017 Industrial Achievement Award.

     

     

     

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     Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and the University of California, Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), today released the findings of a first-of-its kind study of Zipcar car sharing on North American college and university campuses.

     

     

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    Cathy Wu, an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science PhD candidate, is among 60 top female graduates in the fields of electrical and computer engineering and computer science chosen to participate in Carnegie Melon University’s Rising Stars workshop.