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May 31, 2016

Learning to levitate

Berkeley Hyperloop (bLoop) team members have been invited to build a working prototype of their design for a futuristic vision of a mass transit system in which people board pressurized capsules to zing through reduced-pressure tubes on rails of air.
May 27, 2016

Traffic Jammin’

PATH's Steven Shladover began pioneering automated transportation in the 1980s. He believes that a seamless, autonomous transportation network is still decades away.
September 14, 2017

Inventing the Future of Mobility

Check out our newly published book, Inventing the Future of Mobility, showcasing the Instuitute's history, leadership, and administration and explores the future of transportation through the many initiatives currently underway at ITS and  our vision for helping society address the trans
May 24, 2016

Making unmanned flight safe

Raja Sengupta, professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-founder of the startup company Responsible Robotics, heads a team spun out of the Cal Unmanned Aviation Lab that is creating new technologies that enable drone operators to easily comply with emerging regulations. 
May 23, 2016

Spring 2016 ACCESS is out

 The new edition of ACCESS Magazine is out! ITS Professor Robert Cervero, ITS alum Megan Ryerson and former ITS Director Martin Wachs write feature articles in the Spring magazine.   
September 14, 2017

Berkeley Lab Hosts Cleantech Pitchfest

 Berkeley Lab's popular Science at the Theater travels across the Bay to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre to present the Lab’s first Cleantech Pitchfest. Six Berkeley Lab scientists have 8 minutes each to persuade you that their technology has the most promise and social value.
May 19, 2016

Transportation experts pitch San Francisco as nation’s first ‘smart transit’ city

 UC Berkeley experts joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee yesterday in an attempt to convince U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that the city is the best place to invest $40 million to pioneer a 21st-century smart urban transportation system.
May 18, 2016

ITS Spring Transportation Seminar in Review

 Every Friday during the semester, ITS hosts a Transportation Seminar - inviting top academics, industry leaders and alumni in transportation! See our Spring semester seminar series in review.    
September 14, 2017

Berkeley Tops Transportation Thought Leaders in Academia List

 ITS academic Susan Shaheen and alumni Megan Smirti Ryerson, Brian Taylor and Seth Young have been named on the Eno Center for Transportation’s Top 10 Transportation Thought Leaders in Academia. 
September 14, 2017

ITS Awards Excellence

 ITS recognized faculty, staff and student achievement Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at its first ITS Awards Ceremony.   
May 5, 2016

ITS, city of San Francisco team up to tackle transit challenges

 Nearly 200 people gathered in San Francisco City Hall on May 3, vying for the attention of city and UC Berkeley transportation experts who hope to tap the local tech industry to turn San Francisco into a national model for “smart transportation.”
September 14, 2017

ITS Awards Ceremony

The Institute of Transportation Studies cordially invites you to join us for our first ITS Awards Ceremony, on Wednesday May 11th, when we will honor and recognize our outstanding colleagues, staff, faculty and students for their achievements and their research, vision, and dedication in support
September 14, 2017

UCCONNECT Hosts Zero-Emission Mobility Symposium

 The University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT) hosted a symposium on Achieving Zero-Emission Mobility: The Role of Innovative Electric Vehicle Companies.  
September 14, 2017

PATH's CACC Research Highlighted in TRB News

The California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) Program is working to take cruise control to the next level to enable vehicles to adjust their speed to the preceding vehicle in their lane with cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC).  
May 3, 2016

The Seismic Shift in Transportation

Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-director Susan Shaheen and researcher Adam Cohen blog about reimagining how we use and interact with cars amidst the Smart Cities Challenge at In Motion. 
May 2, 2016

Grembek Appointment to TRB Committee

 Safe Transportation Research and Education Center Co-director Offer Grembek has been appointed to a three year term on the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management. 
April 29, 2016

Shaheen Featured in Time's Genius Series

 Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen is featured in Time Magazine's American Genius series in an article focusing on how carpooling research could shape the commute of the future. 
September 14, 2017

ITS, LBNL Talk Big Ideas at Summit

 The Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory increased their national footprint in April when several delegates attended the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Big Ideas Summit April 21-22, 2016 in Washington, DC to discuss important future problems in the fi
April 11, 2016

Brathwaite, Campbell  Receive Top Honor for Teaching

 CEE faculty and Graduate Student Instructors are renowned for their commitment to quality instruction, and eight CEE GSIs were selected as recipients of Berkeley's Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for 2015-16, among them are ITS's Timothy Brathwaite and Andrew Campbell.
September 14, 2017

Berkeley Drives Deep Into Automotive Perception

 Driving the next generation of deep automotive perception research, UC Berkeley Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) recently launched the Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) Industry Consortium to investigate state-of-the-art technologies merging computer vision and machine learning for