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Smart Transport Symposium 2016

Smart Transport Symposium 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register here. Held at U.T. Austin’s Thompson Conference Center; get map and parking directions Hosted in connection with TxDOT Research Project 0-6838 (Bringing Smart Transport to Texans: Ensuring the Benefit of a Connected and Autonomous Transport System in Texas), this symposium is designed to further report on …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Robert Heath Moderates Brooklyn 5G Summit Panel

Robert Heath Moderates Brooklyn 5G Summit Panel

5G technology will play a major role in the future of automotive systems. Exactly how this technology will be implemented is still up for debate. To discuss current research and possible directions for 5G, industry experts met in New York for the Brooklyn 5G Summit in April 2016. The annual summit, jointly organized by Nokia …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

D-STOP Business Advisory Council Expanded

In preparation for the first official meeting of its Business Advisory Council (BAC), D-STOP added to the BAC with new members from the FHWA and RideScout, a transportation options app created here in Austin. See the full listing of members. This first meeting was held at CTR on March 31. The next day, several BAC members presented …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

Research Digest, June 2016: TxDOT Research

Research Digest, June 2016: TxDOT Research

The June 2016 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 17 recent publications from the research program sponsored by TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Office​ (RTI). The research projects represented here cover a wide range of topics. This issue includes technical …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Jen Duthie Named to MetroLab Steering Committee

Jen Duthie Named to MetroLab Steering Committee

Launched in September 2015 as part of the White House Smart Cities initiative, MetroLab Network is a national network of more than 30 city-university (and county-university) partnerships.  Its cities and universities are developing technologies and policy approaches that address challenges facing urban areas including: inequality in income, health, mobility, security and opportunity; aging infrastructure; and …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Short survey for Transportation Researchers

Short survey for Transportation Researchers

Please help the library by completing this short survey: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe3/form/SV_8umdAZDm6GM7P6J The library is planning to create customized research guides that will help researchers find information. These will include lists of resources such as journals, databases, and websites, and will be tailored to the needs of those conducting research for the Texas Department of Transportation and …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

CTR Collaborates with the City of Austin

We’ve had some inspiring collaboration with the City of Austin in the last year. Two highlights include the Better Streets Week lunch event that highlighted solutions for our mobility future and, even more exciting, our contribution to the city’s proposal entered for the USDOT’s Smart City Challenge. The USDOT has pledged up to $40 million …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : News

CTR Vet Khali Persad Retiring

CTR is sad to announce that veteran researcher Dr. Khali Persad has retired. Khali is leaving us to spend more time with his grandchildren and possibly visit his birthplace, Trinidad. We’ll miss his sense of humor and grounded presence. Khali was a pro in the engineering game, with over 30 years of construction, design, management, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Researchers