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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

Chandra Bhat Receives Humboldt Research Award

Chandra Bhat Receives Humboldt Research Award

News Release For Immediate Release May 2, 2014 Chandra Bhat awarded Humboldt Research Award Chandra Bhat, Director of the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas, was recently awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. This prestigious award is given to “recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : Awards

Emerging Transportation Technology in Texas

Study Finds Technology is Future of Transportation in Texas News Release For Immediate Release December 18, 2013 AUSTIN, Texas – A report encouraging investment in new transportation technologies in Texas – like self-driving cars – has been released by the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at The University of Texas at Austin. Commissioned by the …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles