2015 May

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

Research Digest, May 2015: TxDOT research

Research Digest, May 2015: TxDOT research

The May 2015 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 13 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 Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

Alumni Spotlight: Yi-Chang Chiu

Alumni Spotlight: Yi-Chang Chiu

Name: Yi-Chang Chiu Hometown: Taiwan Currently Residing:  Tucson, Arizona Current job: Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona and founder of Metropia Inc. Graduated from UT: PhD in 2002 Hobbies outside of work: Back when I had the time, I loved to watch and play sports, and sing. I played volleyball, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Alumni

Secretary of Transportation Foxx Visits CTR/D-STOP

Secretary of Transportation Foxx Visits CTR/D-STOP

Photos by Heather Abbott. See the event photo album on Facebook. CTR hosted US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on his national tour of University Transportation Centers (UTC). CTR is home to a Tier 1 UTC, the Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (D-STOP) Center. During his April 24 visit, Secretary Foxx met with CTR faculty, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP