ITS News

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     Check out who we have on deck for the 2016  Fall Transportation Seminar. See the full schedule.





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    California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology made a big impression at the June ITS America meeting in in San Jose, Calif. by bringing along three Class-8 truck tractors for Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control demonstration rides.

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    In the first-ever North American one-way carsharing impact study, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) reveals that car2go has a substantive impact on improving urban mobility and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen helped San Francisco open the Superpublic Innovation Lab, intended to create solutions for cities by harnessing academic, private-sector and government partnerships. ITS Library Interim Director Kendra Levine and UC Berkeley Director of Advocacy and Institutional Relations Michelle Moskowitz helped represent UC Berkeley at the event.

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     Our infrastructure faces significant challenges. Infrastructure in urban areas is affected by the need to increase load and usage, and the demand can change every decade. And because current projections show we will face an increase in the number and severity of extreme weather events, our infrastructure needs to be more resilient.

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     The future of shared, connected, autonomous, clean, app-driven vehicles and services will transform how we move from place to place. Yet over the coming decades, this evolution could play out in heaven or hell scenarios─and anywhere in between. Joan Walker wants a say in where we end up.


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     A sprawling business park, near a patchwork of former salt ponds on the Hayward shoreline, houses more than its share of biotech and energy startups bent on changing the world. Tucked inside these nondescript boxes are companies making innovative batteries to store power from solar and wind farms, ingestible sensors called smart pills to help patients monitor medication intake and, at the offices of Berkeley-born Alphabet Energy, devices to convert wasted exhaust heat into clean, renewable power.

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    Transportation students gathered in the ITS Library Tuesday to have a little fun and play a traffic game that routed flows through a transportation network in the name of research.


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     Beginning in 2017, CEE Professor Kenichi Soga will be the co-lead of a new journal launched by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The journal, Smart Infrastructure and Construction, will provide a forum for documenting changes caused by the global adoption of emerging digital technology in the design, construction and management of infrastructure assets.

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    UC Berkeley professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Claire Tomlin has been selected to receive the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transportation Technologies Award, which recognizes advances in technologies applied in transportation systems.