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September 14, 2017

Carrel Earns Eric Pas Dissertation Prize Honorable Mention

ITS alumnus Andre Carrel’s dissertation (’15) has been awarded one of two Honorable Mentions in the 2015 Eric Pas Dissertation Prize competition from a field of 19 nominations by the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research.  
December 16, 2016

UC Berkeley studio course envisions additional Transbay crossing

 Students in the city and regional planning studio course at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design are working with real professionals to analyze the path for a new Transbay crossing for the San Francisco Bay Area when CalSTA staff recently joined two sessions.
November 16, 2016

Unlocking The Grid: Berkeley Gets $11 Million to Reduce Traffic

 Road rage is hardly an acceptable response to the travails of driving. It signals inadequate impulse control, perhaps even sociopathy. People can end up hurt, incarcerated, or worse. But how about road woe?
November 15, 2016

Caroline Le Floch selected as a 2017 Women in Transportation Scholar

 PhD student Caroline Le Floch was selected as a 2017 Women in Transportation Scholar, in the Orange County Chapter. Congratulations!  
November 15, 2016

Bajcsy amongst the 7 over 70

 A companion to Tech Review’s annual 35 Innovators Under 35 list features a list of seven innovators over 70. The new list includes electrical engineering and computer sciences professor Ruzena Bajcsy. Congratulations!  
September 14, 2017

PATH presents Connected Corridors AMS Effort to Stakeholders

On Oct. 25, 2016 the Connected Corridors program staff held an Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) workshop at Caltrans District 7 headquarters in Los Angeles.
September 14, 2017

Federal Automated Vehicles Policy on Campus

On the heels of September’s announcement and release of the first Federal Automated Vehicles Policy put out by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking for feedback.
September 14, 2017

Research and Industry Meet at BDD

Continuing the momentum of collaboration between artificial intelligence and transportation academics and technology and car companies, Berkeley DeepDrive hosted a retreat on Oct. 19, 2016 to bring academics and industry together, while reporting out project progress.
October 20, 2016

National Tribal Transportation Conference: Tribal Road Safety Data Project

 Co-director David Ragland attended the National Tribal Transportation Conference (NTTC) on October 4, 2016 and presented SafeTREC's Tribal Road Safety Data Project.  
October 20, 2016

Spotlight on: Berkeley Hyperloop

Berkeley Hyperloop, currently crowdfunding for a January 2017 launch, is taking on an ambitious design challenge — and it’s part of a rich ecosystem of Berkeley students applying classroom learning and hands-on design skills to real-world challenges.
September 14, 2017

Bajcsy Presented with Simon Ramo Founders Award

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ruzena K. Bajcsy was recently presented with the Simon Ramo Founders Award for her research contributions and leadership in engineering during the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2016 annual meeting on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.
September 14, 2017

ITS to work with San Francisco to relieve traffic congestion

 The U.S. Department of Transportation today awarded the City of San Francisco and its partner UC Berkeley $11 million to fund six innovative projects aimed at reducing traffic congestion and creating a safer and more efficient transportation system.
September 14, 2017

PATH, CyberTran International Join Forces to Help Solve Traffic Congestion and Other Auto-Related Problems

 The University of California, Berkeley announced today that it has joined forces with CyberTran International Inc. (CTI), STANTEC, a global Architecture and Engineering firm, and a group of small businesses to apply jointly to the MacArthur Foundation’s 100 & Change Grant program.
October 4, 2016

Kenichi Soga co-authors two new books

Kenichi Soga, Chancellor's Professor in CEE, is the co-author of 2 new books: Distributed Fibre Optic Strain Sensing for Monitoring Civil Infrastructure: A Practical Guideand Wireless Sensor Networks for Civil Infrastructure Monitoring: A best practice guide.  
September 14, 2017

Bigger and Bolder: Preparing California Cities for High-Speed Rail

The Rail~Volution conference will be holding a special session on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2-5 p.m. in San Francisco with Cal alumni and Professor Emeritus Robert Cervero participating on High Speed rail in California.  
September 14, 2017

ITS Takes Part in Federal AV Policy Announcement

Last week was a momentous occasion for the Federal government; they announced the first Federal Automated Vehicles policy governing the manufacture and sale of self-driving cars and ITS Berkeley was there to help. 
September 30, 2016

SF/UC Berkeley Join MetroLab

The City of San Francisco has partnered with the University of California, Berkeley to join the MetroLab Network, who is committed to solving urban challenges with new technology and policy approaches. The partnership will primarily focus on transportation and mobility.
September 14, 2017

UC Berkeley Expands Pavement Training for California Local Agencies

For the academic year 2016-2017, Tech Transfer is rolling out its newly expanded pavement training series, which will cover topics from preliminary design all the way through to long-term maintenance. 
September 21, 2016

Effect of Pavement Structural Response on Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Emissions: Field Calibration of Models

During the summer of 2016, in the second phase of a Caltrans-sponsored study, the UCPRC investigated the effects of pavement structural response (the bending under load phenomenon), along with verifying models for roughness and texture. 
September 21, 2016

Case Study: Interstate 210 Pilot Project

Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology's Connected Corridors I-210 Pilot project is featured as part of the SCAG’s final 2016 RTP/SCS, which was federally approved in early June of this year. See page 88.