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Press Release: Texas Releases Statewide Request for Information

Press Release: Texas Releases Statewide Request for Information

Texas Releases Statewide Request for Information: Texas Connected Freight Corridors Program Seeks Industry Partners to Improve Freight Mobility AUSTIN – The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Innovation Alliance (TIA), is seeking input from private-sector freight mobility partners for the Texas Connected …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : Freight

Announcing Our New Director: Amit Bhasin

Announcing Our New Director: Amit Bhasin

AUSTIN, Texas — Amit Bhasin, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has been named the new director of the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at The University of Texas at Austin. He assumed the role on February 15 and is the fifth director in …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Faculty

Press Release: Texas Mobility Summit Shifts Smart Transportation Into High Gear

Press Release: Texas Mobility Summit Shifts Smart Transportation Into High Gear

For Immediate Release Oct. 11, 2017 The next generation of mobility is here and Texas is ready to boldly move forward. The state is building upon its designation by the U.S. Department of Transportation as an automated vehicle proving ground and following through with direction from the state legislature that Texas is open for innovation. …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

CTR Hosting Self-Driving Minibus Demo during SXSW

CTR Hosting Self-Driving Minibus Demo during SXSW

***MEDIA ALERT*** FUTURE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN AUSTIN ON DISPLAY MARCH 16-17 Media and public invited to experience riding in a fully autonomous electric shuttle for the first time in Austin What:    Capital Metro, along with transportation partners RATP Dev, McDonald Transit Associates, and UT Austin’s Center for Transportation Research, will provide a demonstration of an …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Press Release

Press Release:  Texas Partnership Chosen as Proving Grounds for Automated Vehicles

Press Release: Texas Partnership Chosen as Proving Grounds for Automated Vehicles

TEXAS PARTNERSHIP CHOSEN AS PROVING GROUNDS FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLES Research institutions partner with cities, regions, and TxDOT to advance development of connected and automated vehicle technologies News Release For Immediate Release January 24, 2017 AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has named Texas a national Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground for the testing …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Texas Mobility Summit Advances a Statewide Strategy for Transportation Innovation

Texas Mobility Summit Advances a Statewide Strategy for Transportation Innovation

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Mobility Summit brought together teams representing ten Texas cities and three research institutions in Austin on December 1-2.  Hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Texas Technology Task Force, the Summit is the first step in a strategy that would put Texas on the path to becoming the nation’s …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Events

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