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September 9, 2016

$4.6 million grant to improve how automated cars, drones interact with humans

 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.
September 14, 2017

Envisioning the Future: SECA Vehicles Hackathon

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.
September 6, 2016

Car sharing on campuses improves quality of life, takes cars off the road

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.
September 2, 2016

ME Professor Francesco Borrelli Wins IFAC Industrial Achievement Award

The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Council has awarded ME Professor Francesco Borrelli the 2017 Industrial Achievement Award.   
September 14, 2017

TSRC, Zipcar Study Finds Significantly Fewer Personal Cars on Campuses

 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. 
September 14, 2017

Cathy Wu Selected as Rising Star

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. 
August 30, 2016

Summer 2016 Connected Corridor Newsletter

The Summer 2016 Connected Corridor Newsletter is out! Checkout CC in the Cloud, Requirements Planning Drawing to a Close; High-Level Design Starting, Improvements Abound for All Types of Travelers Around Gold Line, Q & A with Allen Z.
September 14, 2017

Rodriguez Joins ITS

The Institute of Transportation Studies is excited to welcome Chancellor’s Professor of City and Regional Planning Daniel A. Rodriguez to its ranks. His research focuses on the relationship between transportation, the built environment and land development.   
September 14, 2017

Transportation Engineering Orientation

 Join us in the ITS Library Monday Aug. 22 for the Transportation Engineering Orientation from 1 -3 p.m. 
August 19, 2016

BRIDGE SF 2016 UC Berkeley Hackathon

The BRIDGE SF 2016 UC Berkeley Hackathon explores how Shared Automated Electric and Connected (SECA) vehicles will impact the way people and goods move within a city.
August 19, 2016

2016 Fall Transportation Seminar

 Check out who we have on deck for the 2016  Fall Transportation Seminar. See the full schedule.    
September 14, 2017

California PATH Rolls into Action at ITS America

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.
September 14, 2017

Driving Down GHG Emissions with Carsharing

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.
July 18, 2016

San Francisco Opens Superpublic Innovation Lab

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.
July 11, 2016

Smart infrastructure means monitoring for a lifetime

 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.
July 11, 2016

Travel Behavior

 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.
July 11, 2016

Turning car exhaust into electricity

 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.
September 14, 2017

Using Games to Further Research

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. 
July 1, 2016

Kenichi Soga to Edit new Smart Infrastructure Journal

 Beginning in 2017, CEE Professor Kenichi Soga will be the co-lead of a new journal launched by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
September 14, 2017

Tomlin Receives IEEE Technical Field Award

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.