ITS Podcast Episode 38: Vision-Based Turning Movement Monitoring

We start the new year of 2017 with a very special interview with Professor Brandon Morris from University of Nevada, LasVegas and Dr. Shirazi from Cleveland State university who have together published an article titled “Vision-Based Turning Movement Monitoring: Count, Speed & Waiting Time Estimation” at the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine. The interview is conducted by Dr. Ansar Yasar, a professor at Hasselt University.

 

We also have a review done by Dr Haluk Eren from Firat Universtiy on a book titled : Mobile Electric Vehicles Online Charging and Discharging (Wireless Networks), By Miao Wang, Ran Zhang, and Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, Springer Press, 2016,

 

 

 

The podcast begins with the usual News Mini-section, by Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar. She will tell us about NVIDIA DRIVE PX2, EZ10, Infineon Technologies and Uber. Some very interesting things happening.

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Book Review:

Mobile Electric Vehicles Online Charging and Discharging (Wireless Networks), By Miao Wang, Ran Zhang, and Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, Springer Press, 2016, 73 pages, ISBN-13: 978-3319251288 ISBN-10: 3319251287.

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ITS Podcast Episode 37: Intelligent Vehicles in the Outer Rim with prof. Felipe Jimenez

Here we are again with the best periodical podcast on Intelligent Transportation Science and Engineering. We have a very interesting menu for today. We will talk about how the intelligent vehicle field is evolving in the periphery of Europe, far from Daimler, BMW, Volvo and other huge car-makers. We will talk with professor Felipe Jimenez from Madrid about it!

Prof. Felipe Jimenez, UPM.

Of course, we also have a News Mini-section, by Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar. She will tell us about a very interesting autonomous buses initiative up in cold and fascinating Finland! Don’t miss it!

Do you think you know all about automatic cruise control? Maybe you can learn a bit about the history of that convenient and fancy technology’s history in another brilliant History Minisection by professor Mehran Shirazi.

Additionally we will have another book review by prof. Haluk Eren about how transportation management can benefit from social media, a very hot and emerging topic in our field.

If you want to jump to Prof. Jimenez’ talk, it starts at 10’17″.

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News Minisection

EZ10 in Helsinki
EZ10 in Helsinki
Federal Automated Vehicles Policy
Federal Automated Vehicles Policy
Sources:
  • https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/18/self-driving-buses-helsinki
  • http://www.zdnet.com/article/dont-try-talking-to-the-driver-in-nokia-city-espoo-robot-buses-now-cruise-the-streets/
  • https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/20/heres-the-full-u-s-federal-automated-vehicles-policy/
  • The Link for AFVP: https://www.scribd.com/document/324670391/AV-Policy-Guidance-PDF#from_embed

Transportation in History

Sources:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Teetor
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruise_control
  • http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/11/blind-man-created-cruise-control/
  • http://blog.americansafetycouncil.com/history-of-cruise-control/
  • http://jalopnik.com/the-blind-origins-of-cruise-control-1757009266

Book Review

Best Practices for Transportation Agency Use of Social Media, By Susan Bregman and Kari Edison Watkins, CRC press, 2014, 312 pages.

 

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ITS Podcast Episode 36: Transportation Electrification with Philip Krein

This episode 36, for September 2016. We have included a special content this time: Nothing less than the Professor Philip Krein’s keynote talk at our last ITS Society’s ITSC2015 conference in Spain. Philip Krein is Chair of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community and delivered a very interesting and provocative talk titled “Leveraging High-Performance Electric Transportation for Intelligent Systems”.

Prof. Philip Krein

Prof. Philip Krein

We also have a news minisection, by the assistant editor Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar, who has compiled a couple of very interesting stories about UBER and Tesla’s recent accident.

Mehran Shirazi will be talking about supersonic passenger flights in his Transportation in History minisection.

And finally Haluk Eren has done a very interesting book review on the book titled “Incremental Learning for Motion Prediction of Pedestrians and Vehicles”.

If you want to jump to Prof. Krein’s talk, it starts at 11’41″.

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News Minisection

Uber’s Volvo XC90

Uber’s Volvo XC90

Ford using Velodyne

Ford using Velodyne

Ford using Velodyne 2

Ford using Velodyne and Helmet 2

Sources:

Transportation in History

Tu-144: Tupolev Tu-144 was the first SST to enter service and the first to leave it. Only 55 passengers flights were carried out before service ended due to safety concerns. A small number of cargo and test flights were also carried out after its retirement

Tu-144: Tupolev Tu-144 was the first SST to enter service and the first to leave it. Only 55 passengers flights were carried out before service ended due to safety concerns. A small number of cargo and test flights were also carried out after its retirement

Concorde: The Concorde supersonic transport had an ogival delta wing, a slender fuselage and four underslung Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 engines. G-BOAF was the last of the British Concordes to be completed and the last to fly in 2003

Concorde: The Concorde supersonic transport had an ogival delta wing, a slender fuselage and four underslung Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 engines. G-BOAF was the last of the British Concordes to be completed and the last to fly in 2003

Sources:

Book Review

Govea, A. D. V. (2010). Incremental learning for motion prediction of pedestrians and vehicles (Vol. 64). Springer.
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IEEE ITS Society Board of Governors Elections

Dear IEEE ITS Society member:

Under the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Bylaws, 15 members are elected to serve on our Board of Governors to manage the Society’s resources, represent the Society within IEEE and arrange for technical publications, conferences and other benefits to the members. The Governors serve for three years, where five Governor positions are available each year.

To help manage the activities of the Society, ITSS Governors shall actively participate in the Board of Governors (BoG) meetings, which are generally scheduled either as a teleconference or in conjunction with our flagship conferences, the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium and the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference. You can see our current Governors here:

http://sites.ieee.org/itss/about/governance/board-of-governors/

Please nominate appropriate candidates for the ITSS BoG:

Nominations (including self-nominations) shall be sent via email to barth@ee.ucr.edu with subject ‘ITSS BoG Nomination’. Each nomination must include at least the full name and the email address of the nominee. Format must be in plain text. BoG candidates must be members of the IEEE ITS Society.

Timeline:

- Receive Nominations BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 (strict deadline), together with a brief CV and a short statement on their goals for the ITS Society.

For the case where the candidate was already part of the Board of Governors, please also describe how he/she served the Board in the past.

- A list of candidates will be established by the ITSS Nominations & Appointments Committee

- IEEE will then contact all IEEE ITSS members (postal mail or email)

  and ask for a ballot vote (generally in the October timeframe)

- Newly elected Governors for this cycle will start their term on Jan. 1, 2017 and will conclude their service on Dec. 31, 2019.

Thanks for your attention to this important matter,

Matthew Barth

Past President IEEE ITS Society

Chair, Nominations and Appointments

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ITS Podcast Episode 35: IEEE IV 2016 Special Issue with Coelingh from Volvo cars and Anna Nilsson-Ehle from SAFER

This is episode 35 for July 2016, a special issue about the still warm Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2016 that has just happened in Sweden a few days ago. We have been there and we have prepared such a good selection of contents around it. We have one of its keynotes to speak about Volvo’s vision on automated driving. He is Erik Coelingh, Senior Technical Leader for Safety and Driver Support Technologies at Volvo Cars. He talked about Volvo’s exciting project Autopilot that will be starting as soon as next year in Gothenburg, the city where IV2016 was held.

We also talked a little bit with Anna Nilsson-Ehle, Director of SAFER, host organization for IV2016, together with Chalmers university. It is a very interesting hub organization connecting together a big number of stakeholders on mobility safety. Very interesting stuff.

We also have comments from the Prof. Jonas Sjöberg IV2016 General Chair, Prof. Brendan Morris, IV2016 Program Chair and also Prof. Daniel Zeng, IEEE ITS Society President.

We have also included our regular mini sections, Transportation in History and Book Review, done by our volunteers Mehran Shirazi and Prof. Haluk Eren.

Erik Coeglinh. Volvo.

Mr. Erik Coelingh. Volvo.

Prof. Jonas_Sjöberg. Chalmers University.

Prof. Jonas_Sjöberg. Chalmers University.

Prof. Brendan Morris. UNLV.

Prof. Brendan Morris. UNLV.

Prof. Daniel Zeng. U. Arizona.

Prof. Daniel Zeng. U. Arizona.

Anna Nilsson-Ehle. SAFER

Mrs. Anna Nilsson-Ehle. SAFER

If you want to jump to Mr. Coeglinh interview, it starts at 8’50″. Likewise, if you want to checkout Mrs. Nilsson-Ehle comments, it starts at 28’08″.
 
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Transportation in History

Transrapid 09 at the Emsland test facility in Germany (Wikipedia)

Transrapid 09 at the Emsland test facility in Germany (Wikipedia)

Electromagnetic suspension (EMS) is used to levitate the Transrapid on the track, so that the train can be faster than wheeled mass transit systems (Wikipedia)

Electromagnetic suspension (EMS) is used to levitate the Transrapid on the track, so that the train can be faster than wheeled mass transit systems (Wikipedia)

 

The Japanese SCMaglev's EDS suspension is powered by the magnetic fields induced either side of the vehicle by the passage of the vehicle's superconducting magnets.

The Japanese SCMaglev’s EDS suspension is powered by the magnetic fields induced either side of the vehicle by the passage of the vehicle’s superconducting magnets (Wikipedia).

EDS Maglev propulsion via propulsion coils (Wikipedia)

EDS Maglev propulsion via propulsion coils (Wikipedia)

Sources:

http://www.maglev.net/news/maglev-train-history

http://www.academia.edu/589542/History_and_Development_of_Magnetic_Levitating_Trains

http://www.faculty.rsu.edu/users/c/clayton/www/presson/paper.htm

http://www.britannica.com/technology/maglev-train

http://maglevt.weebly.com/history-on-maglev-trains.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglev

Book Review:

Statistical and econometric methods for transportation data analysis, By Simon P. Washington, Matthew G. Karlaftis, and Fred L. Mannering, CRC press, 2010, 530 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1420082852, ISBN-10: 142008285X.

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ITS Podcast Episode 34: Predicting Intentions with Cristobal Curio

We have prepared a great menu for our audience. We have a central interview with profesor Curio, from Reutlingen University in Germany to talk about autonomous vehicles, intention prediction, driver’s attention estimation and a lot more exciting hot research topics in our field. Don’t miss it, you will learn a thing or two. That interview was brilliantly conducted by our great volunteer Dr. Kaveshgar.

Prof. Curio

Prof. Curio

Here is a link to a project mentioned during his interview: http://www.ofp-projekt.de/ofp-project/de/index.html

 We also have our usual contents: a Transportation in History minisection with a very interesting review of centuries 16th to 20th, by Mehran Shirazi, and a lovely review on the book titled “Cooperative Vehicular Communications in the Drive-thru Internet” by professor Eren.

If you want to jump to the interview it starts at 10’18″.

 
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Transportation in History

Sources:

  • http://www.localhistories.org/transport.html
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_transport
  • http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bl_history_of_transportation.htm
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horses_in_the_Middle_Ages#Transportation
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_transportation_technology

Book Review:

Cooperative Vehicular Communications in the Drive-thru Internet
H Zhou, L Gui, Q Yu, X Shen – 2015 – Springer

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ITS Podcast Episode 33: Adaptive cruise-control a lot more, with Petros Ioannou

In this episode we have Prof. Jeffrey Miller interviewing Professor Petros Ioannou, both based at the University of Southern California. Petros Ioannou is such a reputed colleague in the field, for example for his contributions to adaptive cruise-control systems. He has been recently appointed as EiC of the IEEE Transactions on ITS.

Our partner, Professor Miller did conduct a marvellous interview at Professor Ioannou’s office, so we have this amazing piece of information right from the front.

If you want to jump to the interview it starts at 22’38″.

Prof. Petros Iouannou

Prof. Petros Ioannou

 

 
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We also have a very interesting News Minisection by Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar, an illustrative Transportation in History mini-section by Mehran Shirazi and a very interesting book review by Prof. Haluk Eren on a book titled “Game Theoretic Analysis of Congestion, Safety and Security, Traffic and Transportation Theory”, edited by  Kjell Hausken and Jun Zhuang.

Our Volunteers

We want to pay a little tribute so the volunteers of this publication. They are working month after month, stealing time from their jobs, families and personal situations, to share it in a very professional way with this publication community. Kudos to all of them!
In particular I would like to say a big thank you to Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar for her news minisections, to Mehran Shirazi for his Transportation in History cuts and also to Prof. Haluk Eren for his book reviews! It is amazing having them on-board, and to learn from their commitment and generosity! Thank you very much!

Mehran Shirazi

Mehran Shirazi

Maryam_Kaveshgar

Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar

Prof. Haluk Eren

Prof. Haluk Eren

News Minisection
Sources:

http://www.faradayfuture.com/ces2016/

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35230069

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/self-driving-cars-won-the-week-at-ces-2016-with-ai-and-big-data-the-unsung-heroes/

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2440609/ces-2016-car-tech-meets-supercomputers-microsoft-wearables-and-amazon-smart-systems

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221590-volvo-says-it-will-make-death-proof-cars-by-2020

http://www.wsj.com/articles/renault-nissan-announces-autonomous-vehicle-plan-1452194640

http://www.carscoops.com/2016/01/us-government-will-invest-4-billion.html

http://gizmodo.com/7-big-ideas-for-spending-obamas-autonomous-car-cash-1754082304

http://www.gizmag.com/nissan-auto-parking-chair/41844/

http://www.businessinsider.com/porsche-has-no-plans-to-develop-self-driving-car-2016-2

http://www.carscoops.com/2016/02/porsche-not-interested-in-autonomous.html

Transportation in History

Sources:

http://www.localhistories.org/transport.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_transport

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bl_history_of_transportation.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horses_in_the_Middle_Ages#Transportation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_transportation_technology

Book Review
Hausken, K., & Zhuang, J. (2015). Game Theoretic Analysis of Congestion, Safety and Security.

http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319116730

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We are changing the ITS Podcast periodicity

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Dear ITS Podcast community, at least temporarily we are changing this publication periodicity to publish every issue each other month. We are preparing a super interesting issue for March, so stay tuned!

Thanks for being there!

- Javier Sanchez-Medina

IEEE ITS Podcast EiC

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ITS Podcast Episode 32: STIRPE. Autonomous Driving in Unstructured Environments, with Leopoldo Acosta

Happy New Year to all of you!! Welcome back! Thanks for listening the ITS Podcast!

For this chapter we have interviewed professor Leopoldo Acosta, from the University of La Laguna in Spain, about their intelligent vehicle, VERDINO (national research project STIRPE, DPI2013-46897-C2-1-R). That is not the usual intelligent vehicle for roads. Instead, it is a platform developed to operate in unstructured zones, like pedestrian zones. So it has to deal with humans in a closer than usual way for intelligent vehicles. Don’t miss it, it is very interesting!

Prof. Leopoldo Acosta-Sanchez

Prof. Leopoldo Acosta-Sanchez

We also have our usual News Minisection by Maryam Kaveshgar with some very interesting news, and the Transportation in History by Mehran Shirazi. Have you ever wondered why is it red amber and green? You’ll hear the answer soon!

 
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News Minisection

    Fig.1: Exterior of Google car with displays

Fig.1: Exterior of Google car with displays

Fig.2: Interior of Google car

Fig.2: Interior of Google car

Fig.3: Google car was pulled over

Fig.3: Google car was pulled over

 

Sources:

http://www.itechpost.com/articles/16921/20151206/google-submits-more-autonomous-vehicle-patents.htm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/11/27/google-patent-reveals-how-its-self-driving-cars-may-communicate-with-pedestrians/

http://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/jon-martindale/google-automated-car-pulled-over-by-cops-for-going-too-slow/

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2015/12/01/amazon-patent-sense-and-avoid-automated-vehicles/id=63430/

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0277440.html

http://its.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl

Transportation in History

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_light#History

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/03/the-origin-of-the-green-yellow-and-red-color-scheme-for-traffic-lights/

 

ITS Podcast Promotion

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcement: Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles

Finally, we are very happy to announce that the ITS Society is just about launching the first issue of the Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles. If you want to receive this historical first issue you need to hurry up! Please, consider extending your IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society membership to include the new journal in your member benefits. If you’re not ITSS member yet, well this is the perfect time for you to join us!

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Merry Christmas and Happy 2016 to all the ITS Podcast Community

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From the ITS Podcast editorial board, our best wishes in these days! Stay tuned, we’ll be back soon, on Jan, 1.

Javier Sanchez-Medina

EiC ITS Podcast

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ITS Podcast Episode 31: 2400Km of Autonomous Driving with Prof. Raul Rojas. Special Issue about the IEEE ITSS Spanish Chapter’s DLS talk

We have prepared a special episode about two events coming from the Spanish Chapter of the ITS Society!

First, this chapter has organized a best ITS PhD and Master thesis award. We got to interview the PhD Awardee, professor David Vazquez. His thesis title was “Domain Adaptation of Virtual and Real Worlds for Pedestrian Detection”. Are you into computer vision and you bored of labelling objects in real world scenes? Well, these smart guys in the Barcelona have a very nice idea, using a Virtual World to train that detectors.

Additionally, this chapter has organized another talk within the IEEE ITS Society Distinguished Lecture Series. The Chapter president, Prof. Miguel Angel Sotelo, from University of Alcala invited and introduced professor Raul Rojas, from the Free University of Berlin. He came to talk about Autonomous Driving and his lab’s recent challenging and exciting experiment. They sent their automated prototype for a 2400Km journey in Mexico. We also have some very interesting comments from professor Rojas.

Professor Rojas

Professor Rojas

IEEE ITSS DLS Talk of Professor Rojas

IEEE ITSS DLS Talk of Professor Rojas

Prof. Vazquez receiving his award

Prof. Vazquez receiving his award

For those willing to jump straight to the Prof. Rojas’s interview, it starts at 19′:01″.

 
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Book Review

We have a new book comment from Professor Haluk Eren, this time about the book “Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy”, written by Luca Delgrossi and Tao Zhang. ”. Don’t miss it!

Zhang, Tao, and Luca Delgrossi. Vehicle safety communications: protocols, security, and privacy. Vol. 103. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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ITS Podcast Episode 30: ITSS Lifetime Achievement Awardee, Lyle Saxton

We have a warm new episode ready to be tasted by our selected and special audience. The central content of this issue is a fascinating and inspiring interview with Mr. Lyle Saxton, a veteran engineer in our field that has had a lot of responsibility posts. Our guest talked about very hot topics in the field of intelligent transportation but with the privileged perspective of an extensively experienced colleague. He just received the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award! Don’t miss this one, it is really inspiring and educative!

Mr. Lyle Saxton

Mr. Lyle Saxton

Mr. Saxton receiving his award

Mr. Saxton receiving his award

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We have our regular minisections, a News Minisection by Dr. Kaveshgar, and a Transportation in History minisection by Mr. Shirazi. We also have a new section for this issue. We have a very interesting book comment coming from Professor. Haluk Eren Firat University, Elazig, Turkey. The book title is Advances in Intelligent Vehicles. We hope you like this new content.

For those willing to jump straight to the Mr. Saxton’s interview, it starts at 17′:58″.

 
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News Minisection

MARTY by Stanford

MARTY by Stanford

Tesla Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot

Tesla on the Road

Tesla on the Road

Virginia Tech test

Virginia Tech test

 

Call for papers of 2016 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium – June 19-22, 2016

 

Sources:

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/october/marty-autonomous-delorean-102015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=WNIDcT0Zdj4

http://www.teslamotors.com/models

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/your-autopilot-has-arrived

 

Transportation in History

 

First Police Car in 1899

First Police Car in 1899

Early police cars were almost indistinguishable from other cars. They were typically dark in color and might have the word “POLICE” or “P.D.” hand-painted in small letters on the driver and passenger-side doors, but that was about it.

Early police cars were almost indistinguishable from other cars. They were typically dark in color and might have the word “POLICE” or “P.D.” hand-painted in small letters on the driver and passenger-side doors, but that was about it.

Sources for pictures and text:

http://www.neatorama.com

 

Book Review

Advances in Intelligent Vehicles, By Yaobin Chen and Lingxi Li, Academic Press Elsevier, 2014, 320 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0-12-397199-9. Recommended publisher’s price for this book is 125USD. 

 

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ITS Podcast Episode 29: Special Issue on IEEE ITSC 2015

This is a special episode of the ITS Podcast about the just finished 18th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, that was held in the Canary Islands from Sep. 15 to 18, 2015 (http://www.itsc2015.org). We have put together some nice contents for our unique audience.

We have included nothing less than one of the keynotes delivered at the event. In particular, we have Professor Hermann Winner’s, from Darmstadt technical University in Germany. His keynote was really interesting. If you want to see it, please, check out the Youtube channel of the conference in this podcast post at itsp.cicei.com.

Prof. Hermann Winner, from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Prof. Hermann Winner, from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

The title of his talk was “How to Address the Approval Trap for Autonomous Vehicles – A survey of the challenge on safety validation and releasing the autonomous vehicle”

We also have some comments from Prof. Matthew Barth, president of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, and Miguel Angel Sotelo, Program Chair of the event.

For those willing to jump straight to the Prof. Winner’s keynote, it starts at 8′:06″.

 
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ITSC2015 Youtube Channel, with all the opening sessions:

Volunteer Recruiting Campaign:

We are recruiting volunteers for the ITS Podcast. If you like our show and you think you can share some of your time with us, please let us know.

Send us an email to itsspodcast@gmail.com.

 

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ITS Podcast Episode 28: Cooperative Perception and Autonomous Vehicles

After this little holidays break, we are back with a brand new episode for your ears, for our precious and selected audience.

Today, in the central ring we have professor Rosaldo Rossetti interviewing Dr. Seong-Woo Kim, from Seoul National University, talking about his recent paper at the ITS Magazine entitled “The Impact of Cooperative Perception on Decision Making and Planning of Autonomous Vehicles”. They talked about very hot topics in our field.

Prof. Seong-Woo Kim from Seoul National University

Prof. Seong-Woo Kim from Seoul National University

Additionally we do have a special issue of the Transportation in History by our brilliant new volunteer Dr. Haluk Eren. Don’t miss it!

We also have a very interesting new minisection by Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar about how a couple of guys recently hacked a Jeep Cherokee. If you are into ITS communication systems, connected vehicles, etc., you cannot miss this one.

For those willing to jump straight to the Prof. Seon g -Woo Kim’s interview, it starts at 10′:08″.

 
Download Mp3 (21.0 MB – 29′:07”)
Downloads: 245

News Minisection Sources:

  1. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/24/fiat-chrysler-recall-jeep-hacking

  2. http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/21/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-engine-on-highway.html

  3. http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/

  4. http://www.wired.com/2015/07/jeep-hack-chrysler-recalls-1-4m-vehicles-bug-fix/

We are recruiting volunteers for the ITS Podcast. If you like our show and you think you can share some of your time with us, please let us know.

Send us an email to itsspodcast@gmail.com.

 

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Happy Summer!

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Just a short note to tell all our followers that we are having a little Summer break but we will be back for our September issue.

Enjoy your time and stay tuned!

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ITS Podcast Episode 27: IEEE IV2015 Special Issue with Bart van Arem

This is a special issue about the just wrapping up IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium Sponsored by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society ITSS. We have prepared a selection of contents with some of the big names involved. As the main course we have interviewed professor Bart van Arem, from Delft University of Technology, who was keynote at that event. We talked about his lecture, titled “Automated Driving: the future of Transport starts today!”

Prof. van Arem

Prof. van Arem

We also have some on-site comments from Prof. Kyongsu Yi (Seoul National Univ., Korea), General co-chair and Prof. Chung Choo Chung (Hanyang Univ., Korea), Program co-chair.

Finally we have our usual columns, the News Minisection by Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar and the Transportation in History Minisection by Mehran Shirazi.

For those willing to jump straight to the Prof. van Arem’s interview, it starts at 11′:34″.

 
Download Mp3 (31.2 MB – 43′:24”)
Downloads: 209

ANNOUNCEMENT:

 IEEE ITS Society Board of Governors Elections

News Minisection

Google driverless car, Lexus RX400h

Sources:
dailycaller.com/2015/06/26/autonomous-cars-nearly-have-autonomous-collision/

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/06/26/autos-selfdriving-nearmiss-idINL1N0ZB2UY20150626

http://www.fastcompany.com/3047926/tech-forecast/self-driving-cars-successfully-avoid-collision

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/06/26/self-driving-cars-nearly-collide-in-california-raising-questions-about-the-technology/

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33286811

http://www.google.com/selfdrivingcar/

Transportation in History

Moose domestication investigated at Pechora-Ilych Nature Reserve in 1949

A Jacksonville, Florida, man with an ostrich-drawn cart, 1911

A Jacksonville, Florida, man with an ostrich-drawn cart, 1911

Sources: Wikipedia. All images are Wikipedia Common licenced.

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ITS Podcast Episode 26: In the Passenger Seat of an Autonomous Car with Mr. Elbanhawi and Dr. Olaverri-Monreal

We have prepared a super interesting brand new episode. Are you one of the kind scared to death with the mere idea of being transported in a self-driven car? Would you pay to enjoy a ride at Google’s or any other autonomous vehicle prototype, or would you pay to avoid it?

Today we will talk about that! In this episode’s centre ring we have Dr. Cristina Olaverri-Monreal conducting a fantastic interview about how will it be like being a passenger in an autonomous vehicle. Her interviewee, Mohamed Elbanhawi, PhD Candidate at RMIT University down under, and leading author of a recent IEEE ITS Magazine paper titled “In the Passenger Seat: Investigating Ride Comfort Measures in Autonomous Cars”

Additionally, Mehran Shirazi have developed again, as brilliantly as usual, a very interesting Transportation in History mini-section, this time about how warfare have had a clear impact on the development of many transportation systems. Don’t miss it!

But that’s not all of it. We also have a super interesting news mini-section by Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar on autonomous trucks and the revolution in goods transport they can bring along.

And all of this just for our very special listeners, our unique community of transportation fans we care about so much. Let’s start! We hope you enjoy!

Mohamed Elbanhawi.  RMIT University, Melbourne

Mohamed Elbanhawi.
RMIT University, Melbourne

For those willing to jump straight to the interview, it starts at 8′:3″.

 

Download Mp3 (30.7 MB – 42′:41”)

Downloads: 261

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:

 IEEE ITS Society Board of Governors Elections

News Minisection

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 (source: daimler.com)

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 (source: daimler.com)

News Minisection Sources:

  • http://www.volvotrucks.com
  • https://www.daimler.com
  • http://www.forbes.com
  • http://www.independent.co.uk
  • http://www.transportbusiness.net

Transportation in History Sources:

jalopnik.com and Wikipedia

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ITS Podcast episode 25: Second Anniversary with Dr. Wagner, talking about SUMO

Congratulations to everyone!! This is our second anniversary episode. We have 24 episodes online and this is our 25th!

We have prepared a special episode to celebrate this milestone. We have prepared a special news minisection where Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar will summarize some of the most outstanding achievements we have witnessed in Intelligent Transportation in the last two years, since this publication exists.

Then, Mehran Shirazi will introduce a new minisection called “Amazing Transportation” where he will be talking about some rather unusual yet surprising jobs related to Transportation. Don’t miss this one, it’s hilarious!

We have also a very illustrative interview with Dr. Peter Wagner about SUMO, a brand new approach to traffic simulation very much in the line of an open software philosophy. This interview has been brilliantly performed by prof. Celikoglu.

We have worked hard to get this party ready for our listeners, our special, unique and distinguished community that we treasure. Thanks for being there!

Dr. Peter Wagner

Dr. Peter Wagner

For those willing to jump straight to the interview, it starts at 11′:12″.

 

Download Mp3 (27.9 MB – 38′:45”)

Downloads: 510

News Minisection Sources and Resources:

  •     http://vislab.it/proud-en/
  •     http://next.mercedes-benz.com/en/autonomous-driving-in-the-tracks-of-bertha-benz/
  •     https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/media/pressreleases/145619/volvo-car-groups-first-self-driving-autopilot-cars-test-on-public-roads-around-gothenburg
  •     http://www.dezeen.com/2014/12/23/google-fully-functional-driverless-car-headlights-steering-wheel-brake-pedal/
  •     http://www.dezeen.com/2015/02/11/driverless-cars-uk-roads-lutz-pathfinder-transport-systems-catapult/
  •     http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/delphi-driverless-car-completes3400-mile-road-5466306
  •     https://www.faa.gov/uas/legislative_programs/test_sites/
  •     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98BIu9dpwHU
  •     http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-reveals-delivery-drone-project-1409274480
  •     http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/25/german-dhl-launches-first-commercial-drone-delivery-service
  •     http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/6/7501097/good-kill-trailer-drone-war-movie-ethan-hawke-andrew-niccol
  •     http://devblogs.nvidia.com/parallelforall/accelerate-machine-learning-cudnn-deep-neural-network-library/
  •     http://www.nvidia.com/object/tegra-automotive.html
  •     http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/self-driving/nvidia-wants-to-build-the-robocars-brain
  •     http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2012/DOT+Launches+Largest-Ever+Road+Test+of+Connected+Vehicle+Crash+Avoidance+Technology
  •     http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/03/31/nhtsa-rear-view-cameras/7114531/
  •     http://www.cnet.com/ces/car-tech/
  •     http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/11/ces-2015-the-year-cars-got-truly-smart/
  •     http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/us-transportation-secretary-foxx-announces-new-initiative-enhance-pedestrian-and

Amazing Transportation:

Professional Plate Obscurer (Tehran)

Professional Plate Obscurer (Tehran)

Professional Plate Obscurer (Tehran)

Professional Plate Obscurer (Tehran)

Extra Passenger (Jokis), Indonesia

Extra Passenger (Jokis), Indonesia

“Oshiya” (or pushers), Tokyo, Japan

“Oshiya” (or pushers), Tokyo, Japan

Traffic zebras, Bolivia, reinforcing pedestrian and car safety at intersections

Traffic zebras, Bolivia, reinforcing pedestrian and car safety at intersections

Amazing Transportation Sources and Resources:

  • http://www.quora.com/What-is-a-unique-job-that-exists-only-in-your-country
  • http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/travel-ticketless-in-trains-if-caught-touts-pay-for-you/article5252855.ece
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33qxTMA9XTA
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0A9-oUoMug
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiHoNXhBVVI
  • http://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/

 Credits:

The initial “happy birthday” adaptation was performed by the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, conducted by Misha Rachlevsky.

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ITS Podcast Episode 24: Traffic Modeling, Control and Optimization, Theory and Applications with Prof. Papageorgiou

For this new episode, the central content is an amazing interview with our very renowned and successful colleague, professor Markos Papageorgiou. This interview has been recorded by our new volunteer, the young brilliant professor Hilmi Berk Celikoglu.

Prof. Markos Papageorgiou

Prof. Markos Papageorgiou

Additionally we have a Transportation in History, and a News Minisection. Mehran Shirazi will talk about the history of speeding fines. If you’re listening this episode in your car, I’m sure you’ll slow down when you hear what was the biggest speeding fine ever paid.

We also have Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar talking about a very happy and important new regarding our ITS Magazine and the opening of the submissions period for the ITSC2015 conference. If you don’t know where to send that paper you’re writing, please listen to what Dr. Kaveshgar has to say, to help you making a good decision.

Finally, the “Follower-get-a-follower” campaign stills on, to better disseminate this publication and extending our subscribers email list.

If you are interested, you may even win an i-Pad by convincing your friends and colleagues to join in! Please listen to the details in the middle cut, or visit http://itsp.cicei.com/?p=610. Thank you!

For those willing to jump straight to the interviews, they start at 5′:51″.

 

Download Mp3 (30.1 MB – 41′:48”)
Downloads: 529

News Minisection:

IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine

18th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, CFP: http://www.itsc2015.org/cfp

Transportation in History:

Electric Vehicle Company Taxi (Wikipedia commons)

Electric Vehicle Company Taxi (Wikipedia commons)

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org

http://www.todayifoundout.com

http://www.autoblog.com

https://nytrafficticket.com

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ITS Podcast Episode 23: Map-aided Evidential Grids for Driving Scene Understanding, with Prof. Bonnifait and Dr. Kurdej

We have prepared a new episode for our very special community. We have a very interesting interview with Prof. Philippe Bonnifait, Professor in Robotics and Automation at the University of Technology of Compiègne and Head of the research group “Automation, Embedded Systems and Robotics, in France. We also have Dr. Marek Kurdej, who was PhD candidate at Bonnifait’s centre when we recorded this interview and is now Doctor and Researcher at quasardb. We talked about Driving Scene Understanding and a recent publication of this group in the Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine.

Prof. Philippe Bonnifait

Prof. Philippe Bonnifait

Dr. Marek Kurdej

Dr. Marek Kurdej

Mehran Shirazi has prepared a Transportation in History Minisection about a remarkable engineer lady named Mary Walton who fought against air and acoustic pollution more than 130 years ago, in New York City.

We also have a News Minisection by Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar about some Autonomous Driving fascinating news coming from NISSAN, yet another car maker committed to put autonomous vehicles in the market.

Finally, the “Follower-get-a-follower” campaign stills on, to better disseminate this publication and extending our subscribers email list.

If you are interested, you may even win an i-Pad by convincing your friends and colleagues to join in! Please listen to the details in the middle cut, or visit http://itsp.cicei.com/?p=610. Thank you!

For those willing to jump straight to the interviews, they start at 6′:25″.

 
Download Mp3 (26.2 MB – 36′:20”)
Downloads: 392

News Minisection:

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Autonomous Driving in Freeway

Autonomous Driving in City

Sources:

http://reports.nissan-global.com

http://www.nissanusa.com

http://nissannews.com

 

Transportation in History:

Eng. Mary Walton

Eng. Mary Walton

sources:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov

http://www.dot.gov

http://www.engineergirl.org

http://www.engineering.com

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ITS Podcast Episode 22: First Distinguished Lectures Series Event in Japan, with Tsuguo Nobe and Shinpei Kato

Last November, the IEEE ITS Society started its Distinguished Lecture Series with an event organized by our Japanese Chapters, the Nagoya Chapter and the Tokyo Chapter. They organized a super attractive event, aiming in particular to our future colleagues, in the University of Tokyo. They could attend to a lecture by Mr. Tsuguo Nobe, from Intel, and professor Shinpei Kato, from Nagoya University, on Autonomous Driving.

For this special occasion we have interviewed both of them, so all our selected community can learned better how was it.

Mr. Tsuguo Nobe

Professor Shinpei Kato

Of course, we also have a News Minisection, by Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar. She will tell us about a recent striking event also related to autonomous driving. She is also announcing the election of the new IEEE ITS Society’s BoG members is now complete. You can check the new members here.

Do you know why some countries have their vehicles driving on the left, and others on the right? You will know if you hear our News Minisection by our volunteer Mehran Shirazi.

Finally, the “Follower-get-a-follower” campaign stills on, to better disseminate this publication and extending our subscribers email list.

If you are interested, you may even win an i-Pad by convincing your friends and colleagues to join in! Please listen to the details in the middle cut, or visit http://itsp.cicei.com/?p=610. Thank you!

For those willing to jump straight to the interviews, they start at 6′:45″.

 
Download Mp3 (15.7 MB – 21′:50”)
Downloads: 237

News Minisection:

Mercedes F105

Mercedes F015

Audi A7

BMW i3

sources:

http://www.engadget.com

http://www.foxnews.com

Transportation in History:

Countries driving on the Right and Left. (wikipedia commons)

Countries driving on the Right and Left. (wikipedia commons)

sources:

www.todayifoundout.com
wikipedia.org
brianlucas.ca
www.straightdope.com

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ITS Podcast Episode 21: NOTICE. Traffic Incidents Reporting with Samy El-Tawab

Happy new year to everyone!

How could we possibly have a better start for the new year than with a new edition of the ITSPodcast? As you may see, we don’t stop for Holidays! Here you have a still warm new episode with Professor Samy El-Tawab, from James Madison University, in Virginia, US. We have had a very interesting chat about a refreshing new Traffic Incidents reporting architecture they have recently published at the IEEE ITS Magazine.

We also have a new volunteer for our show, Dr. Maryam Kaveshgar, who has contributed with a extremely interesting News Minisection. Please go and check it out!

Mehran Shirazi will be talking about the history of traffic accidents in his Transportation in History minisection.

Finally, we have a very important call in the middle of this episode’s interview. We are launching a “Follower-get-a-follower” campaign to better disseminate this publication and extending our subscribers email list.

If you are interested, you may even win an i-Pad by convincing your friends and colleagues to join in! Please listen to the details in the middle cut, or visit http://itsp.cicei.com/?p=610. Thank you!

For those willing to jump straight to the Prof. El-Tawab’s interview, it starts at 6′:51″.

 
Download Mp3 (14.2 MB – 19′:47”)
Downloads: 3370

Prof. Samy El-Tawab

News Minisection

GATEWAY Self- Drive passenger shuttle in Greenwich

 

Milton Keynes is set to begin tests of the Lutz self-driving pods next year (CATAPAULT)

sources:

  • www.bbc.com
  • www.bristol.gov.uk
  • www.trl.co.uk
  • ts.catapult.org.uk

Transportation in History

 

 A photograph of the original Benz Patent-Motorwagen, first built in 1885 and awarded the patent for the concept (wikipedia commons)

A photograph of the original Benz Patent-Motorwagen, first built in 1885 and awarded the patent for the concept (Wikipedia commons)

Glasgow-Paisley Steam Carriage (1834) (Wikipedia Commons)

Glasgow-Paisley Steam Carriage (1834) (Wikipedia Commons)

The first "automobile accident"? (Wikipedia Commons)

The first “automobile accident”? (Wikipedia Commons)

First fatal automobile accident. 19th century artwork of the explosion of a steam stagecoach in Paisley, Scotland, on 29 July 1834. One of the wheels collapsed, rupturing the boiler which exploded, killing 5 people. (BMWFanatics)

First fatal automobile accident. 19th century artwork of the explosion of a steam stagecoach in Paisley, Scotland, on 29 July 1834. One of the wheels collapsed, rupturing the boiler which exploded, killing 5 people. (BMWFanatics)

Sources:

  • Wikipedia.org
  • offalyhistory.com
  • jalopnik.com
  • mentalfloss.com
  • drivesteady.com
  • todayifoundout.com
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ITS Podcast Episode 20: Active Safety with Prof. Azim Eskandarian

This is our Christmas present for all our appreciated listeners. We have prepared a very interesting episode, including a super instructive long interview with Professor Azim Eskandarian about Active Safety. I’m sure you will like it.

Additionally we also have a Transportation in History minisection by Mehran Shirazi as usual, this time about manned electric aircrafts. Really refreshing!

We are also launching a call recruiting volunteers to help out with the ITS Podcast series edition. Volunteers send an email to itsspodcast@gmail.com.

Happy Holidays to all our followers!

For those willing to jump straight to the Prof. Eskandarian’s interview, it starts at 4′:24″.

 
Download Mp3 (40.7 MB – 56′:29″‘)
Downloads: 461

 

Prof. Azim Eskandarian

Prof. Azim Eskandarian

Transportation in History

La France Airship (wikipedia commons)

La France Airship (wikipedia commons)

Solar Impulse 1 (wikipedia commons)

Solar Impulse 1 (wikipedia commons)

The AA-battery powered plane in flight (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. )

The AA-battery powered plane in flight (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. )

sources:

  • Wikipedia
  • www.solarimpulse.com
  • online.wsj.com
  • web-japan.org
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ITS Podcast Episode 19: IEEE ITSC2014 Special Issue with Matt Barth from UCR

This is a special issue on the recent Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2014, that has just happened in QingDao China. We have a set of interesting comments recorded on-site, plus a fascinating interview to one of the keynote speakers of the event, professor Matthew Barth from University of California Riverside. He delivered a fascinating presentation on The Role of Connected Vehicles in Sustainable Transportation.

We also have a very exciting Transportation in History mini-section, this time about motorsport and a very interesting newcomer: formula-e, the fully electric powered cousin of formula one.

Please, listen also the News Minisection. We have very interesting news on the starting of the IEEE ITS Society’s Distinguished Lectures Series.

For those willing to jump straight to the Prof. Barth’s interview, it starts at 11′:26″.

 
Download Mp3 (19.8 MB – 27′:34”)
Downloads: 325

MAtt_Barth_Chinese

Fei-Yue Wang, Co-Chair of ITSC2014

Prof. Fei-Yue Wang, Co-Chair of ITSC2014

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Opening Ceremony

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Opening Ceremony

IMG_0028

Prof. Wang on ITSC2014 Banquet

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Three New IEEE Fellows for the ITS Society. From left to right: Prof. Bin Ning Nin, Prof. Alberto Broggi and Prof. Matt Barth

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Prof. Matt Barth

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ITSC2014 to ITSC2015 “Bell passing ceremony”

  News Minisection

http://www.itsc2015.org

ITSS DLS Nov27j

ITSS DLS Nov27e

Transportation in History


sources:

  • Wikipedia
  • www.theguardian.com
  • online.wsj.com
  • oppositelock.jalopnik.com
  • www.theverge.com
  • www.carvaluation.com/blog/f1-technical
  • en.espnf1.com
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ITS Podcast Episode 18: “Radical Collaboration” with Chuck Gulash, from Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center in USA.

Do you know that Toyota has a huge facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan where they have an awful lot of amazing projects on Human Factors, Active Safety, Passive Safety/Biomechanics and Post Crash Projects. We have interviewed Chuck Gulash, Director of the Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center. He kindly explained a lot of innovative concepts. Do you know what is “Radical Collaboration”? You will get surprised when you hear what is behind that challenging tag.

We also have a delightful Transportation in History Mini-Section, by Mehran Shirazi, about the history of a very simple yet important passive safety system: three points seat belts. For the pessimistic about human nature, that was an example of some car makers that could have made millions with that invention but chose open their patent instead.

Please, listen also the News Minisection. We have a very important call for nominations to the IEEE Transportation Technologies Award.

 
Download Mp3 (21.9 MB – 30′:28”)
Downloads: 391

For those willing to jump straight to the Mr. Gulash’s interview, it starts at 6′:31″.

Chuck Gulash

Chuck Gulash

 

News Minisection

http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/tfas/transportation_technologies.html

http://itsp.cicei.com/?attachment_id=542

http://itsp.cicei.com/?attachment_id=543

http://www.uurmi.com/icves2014/call-for-papers.html

Transportation in History

 

Sources:

eetd.lbl.gov

wikipedia

jalopnik.com

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ITS Podcast Episode 17: Wirelessly Charging Electric Vehicles with Young Jae Jang, from KAIST

Have you heard of contactless electric vehicle charging? We have a striking interview with  professor Young Jae JANG, one of the leaders of the On-Line Electric Vehicle project at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. It is a challenging and informative interview you will enjoy for sure.

We also have a surprising Transportation in History Mini-Section, this time by our just arrived new volunteer Mehran Shirazi. You will get amazed about the use of electric cars one century ago in Manhattan, in the US.

Please, listen also the News Minisection. We have a very important call for nominations to the ITS Society’s Board of Governors (More details here: http://itsp.cicei.com/?p=518) and a conference call.

 

Download Mp3 (19.6 MB – 27′:10”)
Downloads: 385

For those willing to jump straight to the Young Yae Jang’s interview, it starts at 6′:16″.

Young Yae Jang, KAIST

News Minisection

IEEE ITS Society Board of Governors Elections

ICVES Call for Papers

Transportation in History

Columbia Omnibus

Electrobat EV

Sources:

Wikipedia, jalopnik.com, www.theatlantic.com, latimes.com

 

 

 

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ITS Podcast Episode 16: Electric Mobility and Car Sharing with Jeff Allen from DriveOregon

We don’t close for Vacations! Here we are again! Here you have a brand new episode where you can hear a fascinating interview with Jeff Allen, Executive Director of Drive Oregon. Oregon is proving an incredible living lab on many new smart mobility options like car sharing, and especially electric mobility.

So, if you’re a fan of electric transportation, you just can’t miss this one!

We also have a news minisection with some good stuff on a new vehicle making it to the market, propelled by compressed air, plus two conference announcements: the IEEE Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety (ICVES) and the IEEE 3rd International Conference on Connected Vehicles (ICCVE).

But this is not all of it. Please, don’t miss the Transportation in History minisection, this time about, flying cars! Yes, flying cars.

 

Download Mp3 (29.6 MB – 41′:03”)
Downloads: 325

For those willing to jump straight to the Jeff Allen’s interview, it starts at 5′:35″.

Jeff Allen, Executive Director of @DriveOregon

Jeff Allen, Executive Director of @DriveOregon

 News Minisection

AirPod

AirPod

ICVES: http://www.uurmi.com/icves2014/index.html

ICCVE: www.iccve.org/2014

Transportation in History

Ralph 124c 41+

Ralph 124c 41+

Curtiss Autoplane

Curtiss Autoplane

Rotabuggy

Rotabuggy

Waterman's Aerobile

Waterman’s Aerobile

AC-35

AC-35

 


News Minisection Sources:

http://motori.ilmessaggero.it/

Transportation in History Sources:

thegoldenagesite.blogspot.com

http://www.digitaltrends.com

http://www.terrafugia.com

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ITS Podcast Episode 15: Special Issue about IV’14 with Mohan Trivedi

We have prepared a special issue of the ITS Podcast, this time about the just closing 2014 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, also known as IV’14. We have comments from its organizers, from the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society President, plus a memorable interview recorded to Professor Mohan Trivedi, one of the most prolific authors in our community.

We recorded all of this onsite, in Dearborn, Michigan, last month. We really hope you enjoy it! We also have a News Minisection with a call for a conference that may be of your interest.

 

Download Mp3 (27.5 MB – 38′:07”)
Downloads: 410

For those willing to jump straight to the Prof. Trivedi’s interview, it starts at 8′:45″.

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From left to right: Prof. Umit Ozguner and Prof. Yaobin Chen, Co-Chairs of IV’14

Opening Session of IV'14

Opening Session of IV’14

Old Vehicle at Ford's Museum, where the Conference Banquet took place

Old Vehicle at Ford’s Museum, where the Conference Banquet took place

Prof. Mohan Trivedi

Mohan Trivedi’s Research Center:

http://cvrr.ucsd.edu/

http://cvrr.ucsd.edu/LISA/

News Minisection:

ICVES Call For Papers: http://www.uurmi.com/icves2014/call-for-papers.html

 

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ITS Podcast Episode 14: The Warrigal Dataset. Modeling Drivers Down Under with Nebot and Ward

For this new episode we have a very instructive three way long interview with two researchers based on Australia, professor Eduardo Nebot and Dr. James Ward, on a very interesting work to be soon published at the ITS Magazine about “The Warrigal Dataset”, a fascinating dataset that may prove really useful for many researchers soon.

Additionally we do have a Transportation in History about one of the most ancient transportation means: Horses. Finally, we have a striking new regulation at California, regarding Autonomous vehicles that may become historical, allowing automated vehicles circulating merged into regular traffic.

 

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For those willing to jump straight to the Prof. Nebot and Dr. Ward’s interview, it starts at 6′:10″.

Prof. Eduardo Nebot

Prof. Eduardo Nebot

Dr. James Ward

Dr. James Ward

warrigal

Click to see an animated gif with images about the Warrigal dataset

 

Warrigal (Dingo)

Warrigal (Dingo)

 

News Minisection:

http://apps.dmv.ca.gov/about/lad/pdfs/auto_veh2/adopted_txt.pdf

http://www.itsc2014.org/cfp.htm

Transportation in History:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_equestrian_terms

Horse-drawn wagon, Standard of Ur (West Asia, 2500 BC)

Horse-drawn wagon, Standard of Ur (West Asia, 2500 BC)

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This Podcast is sponsored by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. Website designed and managed by the Innovation Center for the Information Society (CICEI), at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain. Soundtrack developed by Rubicom. Audio edition, post production and dissemination by the Institute of Cybernetics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.The header picture is a Creative Commons licenced picture of nicholas_t at Flickr.com
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