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Research Digest, Aug. 2015: State DOT research

The August 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library. This digest from CTR Library provides abstracts for 23 publications recently received from other states’ department of transportation research programs. The research projects represented here are from Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington. The reports cover …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

Research Digest, July 2015

Research Digest, July 2015

The July 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 19 recent publications received at the library from the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The selected publications include syntheses of information and best practice guidelines on a variety of topics from TRB’s …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

Smart Transport Symposium

Smart Transport Symposium

Thursday, August 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. U.T. Austin’s Thompson Conference Center 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 was designed to engage top transportation researchers and practitioners whose work addresses key facets …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Research Digest June 2015: SWUTC

CTR Library’s  June 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 11 recent publications from Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC). The SWUTC is a consortium of five universities (Texas A&M University System, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Southern University, Louisiana State University, and …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

D-STOP Researchers Called On to Present throughout World and Internet

D-STOP Researchers Called On to Present throughout World and Internet

Humphreys Testified before U.S. Congress on UAV Threats D-STOP researcher Todd Humphreys, an expert on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) security, testified before U.S. Congress on March 18, 2015. He was called to testify before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency on “Unmanned Aerial System Threats: Exploring Security Implications and Mitigation Technologies.” Other speakers appearing at the hearing …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-Stop

Undergrad Interns & Symposium Schedule Announced for D-STOP Summer Program

D-STOP, in coordination with another USDOT Tier 1 research unit, the Center for Highway Pavement Preservation, will be hosting an 11-week summer internship for engineering undergraduates interested in transportation. The University Transportation Center (UTC) Undergraduate Internship (UI) will provide interns with unique insight into transportation education and help prepare them for a possible career in the field. …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-Stop

New Centimeter-Accurate GPS System Could Transform Virtual Reality and Mobile Devices

New Centimeter-Accurate GPS System Could Transform Virtual Reality and Mobile Devices

Original article written by Sandra Zaragoza AUSTIN, Texas — D-STOP researchers have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS-based positioning system that could revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality headsets, cellphones, and other technologies, making global positioning and orientation far more precise than what is currently available on a mobile device. The researchers’ new system could allow unmanned aerial vehicles …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-Stop