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December 10, 2018

Gonzalez Co-Authors Paper on Data Assessments of the Collapse of Urban Traffic in Six Cities

Worsening of traffic congestion in cities is an ongoing challenge in urban regions. Stories of mega-jams that last tens hours, or even days, appear not only in fiction but in reality.
January 11, 2019

TRB 2019 ITS Schedule

Jan. 13-17, 2019 Washington DCTransportation Research Board Annual Meeting TRB By the Numbers: 64 Sessions64 Faculty, students and researchers25 Posters20 Talks
November 14, 2018

Implications for Shared Urban Mobility for Latin American Countries

TSRC Co-DIrector Susan Shaheen reflects on the Implications for Shared Urban Mobility for Latin American Countries in her latest blog at Moviliblog.
November 14, 2018

ITS Berkeley Shines at IEEE ITS Conference

ITS faculty, staff, students and alumni were joined by top researchers in the academic and private sector at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems on ​Nov. 4-7, 2018 ​in Maui, Hawaii.
November 14, 2018

Chapple Earns ACSP John Friedmann Book Award

Karen Chapple is winner of the ACSP John Friedmann Book Award: Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development
October 31, 2018

Varaiya, Kurzhanskiy Meet with Sacramento Leadership

PATH Affiliated Faculty Pravin Varaiya and Associate Research Engineer Alex Kurzhanskiy visited government leadership in Sacramento on Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018.
October 30, 2018

ITS Berkeley Discusses Highly Automated Driving Challenges

ITS Berkeley was well represented at the Workshop/Symposium on Highly Automated Driving Challenges Oct. 30-31, 2018 in Washington DC.
October 30, 2018

Turning cars into robot traffic managers

Proposed AI-based standards leverage vehicle automation to manage traffic
October 29, 2018

Machine Learning to Help Optimize Traffic and Reduce Pollution

Berkeley Lab researchers use algorithms for smart and sustainable mobility solutions
October 23, 2018

An Interview with Susan Shaheen, the “Mother” of Shared Mobility

Lily Maxwell, smart cities content writer for, interviews Susan Shaheen Ph.D., a pioneer in future mobility strategies. She was among the first to observe, research, and write about changing dynamics in shared mobility and the likely scenarios through which automated vehicles will gain prominence. She is an internationally recognized expert in mobility and the sharing economy.
October 23, 2018

Alshaikh Inducted Into CEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Congratulations to Mohammad Abdulaziz Alshaikh on his induction into Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni on Oct. 4, 2018.
October 22, 2018

Learn2Launch Alum Brings Parking App to Berkeley

What began as an exercise in frustration over trying to find a parking space to attend classes at UC Berkeley’s Learn2Launch program four years ago has blossomed into an enterprising business based in San Francisco. And now, it’s coming full circle as SpotAngels is launching in Berkeley Oct. 25, 2018, where it all began.
October 17, 2018

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) partners with UC Berkeley to host Artificial Intelligence Leadership Program

UC Berkeley congratulates the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) on the completion of a successful and visionary Artificial Intelligence Leadership program, in cooperation with the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab, the Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies (
October 24, 2018

SAE International Publishes Set of Definitions for Shared Mobility Terms

SAE International announces it has published new definitions for shared mobility terms – “Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Shared Mobility and Enabling Technologies – J3163™" sponsored by Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen and researcher Adam Cohen.
October 5, 2018

Horowitz Presents Keynote at ASME DSC Conference

ITS Affiliate and Professor and Chair Mechanical Engineering Roberto Horowitz was the keynote speaker at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
October 24, 2018

Implementing SB 743: An Analysis of Vehicle Miles Traveled Banking and Exchange Frameworks

ITS affiliate Ethan Elkind co-authors a new report that provides a comprehensive review of key legal and policy considerations for local and regional agencies tasked with crafting these innovative mechanisms and recommends that decision makers launching new VMT banks and exchanges consider key ideas.
September 26, 2018

ITS Students Earn Golden Idea Award

Congratulations to the team of UC Berkeley ITS students who travelled to Shenzhen, China to participate in the BMW Next Mobility Youth Camp and won the Golden Idea Award.
September 26, 2018

Marta Gonzalez Featured on WCAI's Living Lab Radio

Marta Gonzalez has been using cell phone and credit card data to probe how different groups of people move around a city and talks about it on Living Lab Radio.
October 24, 2018

Waddell, Moura Co-Author New Assessment of Bay Area Climate Impacts

Last month, the state of California issued its latest assessment of the many challenges the state faces from climate change — including wildfires like those still raging throughout the state – and highlighted for the first time the regional impacts with nine deep-dive reports spearheaded by University of California scientists.
October 24, 2018

Watch Kenichi Soga's Large Deformation Modeling webinar at NAS [video]

On September 5, Professor Kenichi Soga gave a webinar sponsored by the Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.