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04/20/2016

1. The Goodyear sphere tire concept

The Goodyear Eagle-360 is a vision for a tire for the long-term future that looks radically different from tires today...it is a sphere!

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2. Smart Headlights See through Rain and Snow

A prototype headlight system can detect raindrops or snow streaks and "dis-illuminate" them, thereby increasing visibility on the road ahead.

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3. ITSA@GT April Chapter Meeting

Sam Harris with RTOP at GDOT gave a great lecture on traffic modelling simulations.

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4. ITSA@GT Looking for new advisor and execboard

Interested in leading the only ITS focused student organization at Georgia Tech? Email itsagtorg@gmail.com, for details! You will have everything you need to get started!

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03/03/2016

1. Become a mentor to ITSA@GT!

Are you an ITS Professional? Sign-up to be a mentor for our ITSA@GT student memebers.

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2. A LiDAR sensor for $229?

Sweep is a scanning LiDAR sensor designed to bring powerful 360 degree sensing capabilities to everyone for an affordable price.

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3. New Report Shows Traffic Crashes Cost Employers $47.4 Billion In 2013

The new report, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, highlights ways businesses can help save lives and money through roadway safety education in the workplace.

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4. Google car gets in first accident

Google car sideswipes a bus this month.

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5. ITSA@GT Chapter Meeting 3.16.2016 (Wednesday)

Meeting from 11AM to Noon in Van Leer E261! Coffee and light snacks provided. Tech alumnus Matt Glassner with GDOT TMC will be speaking about the new GDOT Road Weather Information System.

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6. Denso and Docomo to develop 5G ADAS?

Denso Corp and NTT Docomo have agreed to undertake joint research and development of vehicle control systems that use LTE and 5G (the next-generation mobile communications system), in order to realize advanced driver assistance and automated driving systems.

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02/25/2016

1. 1st Automaker to Test Autonomous Vehicle at Mcity

Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to test a fully autonomous vehicle, the Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Research Vehicle, at Mcity, the 32-acre simulated urban environment at University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex.

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2. Need a technical primer on WAVE?

Check out this paper from Hyundai Motor Company employees about the "Development of Reliable V2V system based on WAVE".

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3. Smart highway Development in South Korea

In the very near future, cars and highways will seemingly talk to each other to help drivers avoid hazardous road obstacles and avert potential traffic jams in South Korea.

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4. ITSA@GT February Meeting

The ITS Georgia sponsored another large general body meeting at Georgia Tech Wardlaw center where Wayne Shackelford scholarship winners presented their essay responses.

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5. ITSA@GT Looking for Guest Speaker for March meeting

Do you or someone you know wish to share their experience in intelligent transportation research/profession? Please contact us at our website to speak at our next meeting March 16, from 11am to noon at Georgia Tech.

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01/26/2016

1. Police Radar History in Pictures

Photographic history about police radar, since the end of WW2. Starting with S band, then onto X and K band. Keeping roadways safe for decades!

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2. Ground based GPS...finally

Connected vehicles could see improved collision avoidance services by using ground based GPS systems.

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3. Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Research

Discover how FHWA and the Department of Transportation are developing cutting edge technologies to enable vehicles to communicate and respond to one another in a proactive manner by sharing speed, following distance, and accelerating/decelerating data.

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4. Tech startups want to change the way you drive

A veteran computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stop lights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. A former engineering professor wants to double the range of electric vehicles. And an aeronautics expert believes flying cars should not be science fiction.

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5. ITSA@GT Reaches across the pacific!

Syed Hassan Ahmed is a Ph.D. Student at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea. He will be our international student liaison for Korea. We hope to expand our partnerships to receive regional ITS news and information to share across the world.

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6. ITSA@GT Meeting Tomorrow

We are having our first general body meeting of the year tomorrow, 1.27.2016, 11AM to Noon, Howey Physics Rm. S204, Guest speakers: AT&T Drive Studio for Connected Cars, free Starbucks coffee, free snacks, and students could win free door prizes! Bring a friend, all are welcome.

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01/20/2016

1. ITSA@GT Chapter Meeting next Wednesday

New ITSA@GT Chapter Meeting to be held next Wednesday from 11AM to Noon in Howey Physics Rm. S204. Free snacks, coffee, and door prizes will be provided!

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2. DSRC vs. LTE V2X

Huawei and Qualcomm, two cellular technology giants, are muscling their way into the nascent vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure communication market, often collectively titled V2X, by proposing a new LTE standard called "LTE V2X."

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3. US DOT and Mobileye

Partnership with Mobileye to outfit the winning city's entire bus fleet with Mobileye Shield (TM) technology; DOT seeking other interested partners.

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4. Verizon launches Hum, a smart device for your dumb car

Verizon Telematics, a subsidiary of the biggest US wireless carrier, has launched a new aftermarket telematics vehicle platform that gives drivers detailed information on their car's health and how to get help in the event of an emergency or car trouble.

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5. Six Transportation Trends That Will Change How We Move

Six technologies are converging on the transportation industry, and investors have taken note. Venture investors put $5.7 billion into transportation businesses last year, more than twice the level of investment in the previous two years combined.

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