Videos

  • January 28, 2011

    Rob Leachman is a professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California at Berkeley. Since 2003 he has studied the economics of Asia – USA supply chains. An economic optimization model of waterborne containerized imports from Asia to the USA has been developed to predict the...

  • April 9, 2010

    Therese McMillan Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, discusses an early and consistent theme of President Obama’s Administration: increasing the transparency of the federal government process, and making it more responsive to the needs of the American public. In the transportation...

  • March 5, 2010

    Di-Ann Eisnor is a community geographer at Waze. Smart phone penetration has reached 29% of US adult mobile subscribers and could approach 40% in next two years. This enables exponential growth in location-data and real-time traffic and road information from users. Waze has built an application that crowd-sources location data...

  • December 1, 2009

     At UC Berkeley, California PATH research engineer Wei-Bin Zhang describes his vision for an automated vehicle infrastructure. His team is developing technologies that allow cars, buses, and trucks to connect with the roadway using sensors placed on vehicles and magnets drilled into the cement. Zhang believes...

  • November 4, 2009

     Matthew Coogan, Director of the New England Transportation Institute, asks, What do we know about the predicted impact of high speed rail (HSR) on the rest of the multimodal transportation system? What are the diversions from air that are expected? What are the implications of such diversions from air to rail for...

  • October 6, 2009

    ITS Director Samer Madanat moderates a panel discussion of high-speed rail that includes UC professors Carlos Daganzo, Betty Deakin, Mark Hansen, and Arpad Horvath. With the passage of a nearly $10-billion bond issue in November 2008, Californians approved the biggest transportation infrastructure project in the United...

  • August 28, 2009

    Constantinos Antoniou, Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece discusses demand and network supply simulation models to estimate current traffic conditions, predict future network performance and generate consistent, anticipatory route guidance. Before they are applied, DTA system parameters and...

  • July 25, 2009

    Jorge Laval, Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, introduces a parsimonious theory for congested freeway traffic that describes the spontaneous appearance of oscillations and their ensuing transformation into stop and-go waves. This theory is inspired by...

  • May 29, 2009

    Imagine a commute without traffic congestion. Associate Professor Alexandre Bayen is currently working on the Mobile Millennium project, a traffic information system that uses GPS inside phones to gather traffic information, process it, and then broadcast it back in real-time, so motorists can have instantaneous traffic updates...

  • February 8, 2008

    On February 8, 2008, Alexandre Bayen, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering at UC Berkeley, along with researchers from CCIT and Nokia conducted a proof-of-concept field test using GPS-enabled cell phones to test a technology that may soon transform the quality and quantity of traffic-information data. In the unprecedented...