ITS News

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    Berkeley Hyperloop, currently crowdfunding for a January 2017 launch, is taking on an ambitious design challenge — and it’s part of a rich ecosystem of Berkeley students applying classroom learning and hands-on design skills to real-world challenges.

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    Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ruzena K. Bajcsy was recently presented with the Simon Ramo Founders Award for her research contributions and leadership in engineering during the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2016 annual meeting on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

     

     

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     The U.S. Department of Transportation today awarded the City of San Francisco and its partner UC Berkeley $11 million to fund six innovative projects aimed at reducing traffic congestion and creating a safer and more efficient transportation system.

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     The University of California, Berkeley announced today that it has joined forces with CyberTran International Inc. (CTI), STANTEC, a global Architecture and Engineering firm, and a group of small businesses to apply jointly to the MacArthur Foundation’s 100 & Change Grant program. The grant would finance the development of a rapid –over 100 mph – UltraLight Rail Transit (ULRT) system technology pioneered by CTI.

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    Kenichi Soga, Chancellor's Professor in CEE, is the co-author of 2 new books: Distributed Fibre Optic Strain Sensing for Monitoring Civil Infrastructure: A Practical Guideand Wireless Sensor Networks for Civil Infrastructure Monitoring: A best practice guide.

     

     

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    The Rail~Volution conference will be holding a special session on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2-5 p.m. in San Francisco with Cal alumni and Professor Emeritus Robert Cervero participating on High Speed rail in California. 

     

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    Last week was a momentous occasion for the Federal government; they announced the first Federal Automated Vehicles policy governing the manufacture and sale of self-driving cars and ITS Berkeley was there to help.

     

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    The City of San Francisco has partnered with the University of California, Berkeley to join the MetroLab Network, who is committed to solving urban challenges with new technology and policy approaches. The partnership will primarily focus on transportation and mobility.

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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.