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2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition

The scope of ECCE 2015 includes all technical aspects of research, design, manufacture, application and marketing of devices, components, circuits and systems related to energy conversion, industrial power and power electronics.

  • 2014 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    Those companies who have an interest in selling to: research engineers, application engineers, strategists, policy makers, and innovators, anyone with an interest in energy conversion systems and components.

  • 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    The scope of the congress interests include all technical aspects of the design, manufacture, application and marketing of devices, components, circuits and systems related to energy conversion, industrial power conversion and power electronics.

  • 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    The IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) will be held in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. This will provide a forum for the exchange of information among practicing professionals in the energy conversion business. This conference will bring together users and researchers and will provide technical insight as well.

  • 2011 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    IEEE 3rd Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition follows the inagural event held in San Jose, CA in 2009 and 2nd meeting held in Atlanta, GA in 2010 as the premier conference dedicated to all aspects of energy processing in industrial, commercial, transportation and aerospace applications. ECCE2011 has a strong empahasis on renewable energy sources and power conditioning, grid interactions, power quality, storage and reliability.


IGARSS 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

The Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) seeks to advance science and technology in geoscience, remote sensing and related fields using conferences, education and other resources. Its fields of interest are the theory, concepts and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, as well as the processing, interpretation and dissemination of this information.

  • IGARSS 2014 - 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    GRSS seeks to advance science and technology in geoscience, remote sensing and related fields. IGARSS begins with a plenary session and tutorials on the most up-to-date topics. Paper, panel and poster sessions will be scheduled. The exhibit hall features the latest in geoscience instruments, equipment, software, publications, and scientific programs.

  • IGARSS 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    GRSS seeks to advance science and technology in geoscience, remote sensing and related fields. IGARSS begins with a plenary session and tutorials on the most up-to-date topics. Paper, panel and poster sessions will be scheduled. The exhibit hall features the latest in geoscience instruments, equipment, software, publications, and scientific programs.

  • IGARSS 2012 - 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    Remote Sensing Techniques and Applications.

  • IGARSS 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    To gather world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing to meet and present their latest activities. Nearly 1900 participants from all over the world attended technical sessions, tutorials, exhibits and social activities at the 2010 event in Hawaii.

  • IGARSS 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    Remote Sensing techniques and applications

  • IGARSS 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    The programme for Cape Town will have several special sessions, in addition to maintaining continuity of traditional GRSS themes. IGARSS 2009 will celebrate ten years of MODIS Earth observations, and five years of the GEOSS programme. On the technical side, special sessions on microsatellites will be organized. In terms of African development, several sessions on applications will address disaster preparedness and response, global change and adaptation, good governance and role of RS in health.

  • IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium


2014 IEEE 80th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall)

VTC will bring together individuals from academia, industry and government to discuss and exchange ideas in the fields of mobile, wireless and vehicular technology as well as the applications and services associated with such technology. Features include world-class plenary speakers, panel sessions, tutorials, and both technical and application-based sessions.

  • 2013 IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall)

    VTC will bring together individuals from academia, industry and government to discuss and exchange ideas in the fields of mobile, wireless and vehicular technology as well as the applications and services associated with such technology. Features include world-class plenary speakers, panel sessions, tutorials, and both technical and application-based sessions.

  • 2012 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall)

    VTC will bring together individuals from academia, industry and government to discuss and exchange ideas in the fields of mobile, wireless and vehicular technology as well as the applications and services associated with such technology. Features include world-class plenary speakers, panel sessions, tutorials, and both technical and application-based sessions.

  • 2011 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall)

    VTC will bring together individuals from academia, industry and government to discuss and exchange ideas in the fields of mobile, wireless and vehicular technology as well as the applications and services associated with such technology. Features include world-class plenary speakers, panel sessions, tutorials, and both technical and application-based sessions.


2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2012 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2010 Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    -Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and telec


2013 13th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST)

This conference aims to provide leading edge of research and experimental results on ITS services and applications. Specially interest for this year is Internet of Things.

  • 2012 12th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST)

    ITST 2012 aims to spur research progress by serving as a forum in which both academia and industry can share experiences and report original works regarding all aspects of hardware implement or baseband techniques design.

  • 2011 11th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST)

    This conference aims to provide leading edge of research and experimental results on ITS services and applications, especially this year is focused on novel approaches for traffic safety provisioning. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research results related to the theory or practice of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for different types of transport - automobile, railways, maritime, aeronautics and space.

  • 2009 9th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST)

    NTIC for ITS will contribute to the deployment of solutions aiming to optimize the use of existing infrastructures (road, rail, sea, river), to enhance safety and security, to reduce operating and maintenance costs and to offer new services to customers and staff in particular to promote inter modal behavior.

  • 2008 8th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST)

    ntelligent Transport System (ITS) has been deployed worldwide during the last ten years and has proven to be critical a component in advancing the field of transportation. ITS has improved the way we travel, manage traffic, and transport goods. This conference aims to provide a leading edge forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent research findings, and to promote on-going novel research on ITS service and applications. The conference presentation will be devoted into t


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Periodicals related to Transportation

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Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, ...


Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on

The theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering and information technologies as applied to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Intelligent Transportation Systems are defined as those systems utilizing synergistic technologies and systems engineering concepts to develop and improve transportation systems of all kinds. The scope of this interdisciplinary activity includes the promotion, consolidation and coordination of ITS technical ...



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Xplore Articles related to Transportation

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Speed profile generation based on quintic Bézier curves for enhanced passenger comfort

David González; Vicente Milanés; Joshué Pérez; Fawzi Nashashibi 2016 IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2016

Automated ground vehicles are becoming a reality for future deployment due to their potential improvement of safety, comfort or emission reductions. However, some challenges remain unsolved such as navigation in dynamic urban environments, where safety and comfort are paramount. In this paper, a novel speed profile generator, based on quintic Bézier curves, is presented. This approach permits to improve the ...


Application of an ant colony system to optimize the total distance and the customers response time for the real time vehicle routing problem

Messaoud Elhassania; Elhilali Alaoui Ahmed; Boukachour Jaouad 2016 3rd International Conference on Logistics Operations Management (GOL), 2016

Transport is one of the largest emission driving forces and has many economic and social impacts. Thus, it is crucial to model and optimize practical transportation problems. In this paper, we present a mathematical model for a Real Time Multi-Objective Vehicle Routing Problem which can be described as the problem of designing optimal delivery or collection routes from one or ...


Simulation and analysis of dealers' returns distribution strategy

H. Zhao Proceeding of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference (Cat. No.01CH37304), 2001

Due to high demand uncertainty, excess inventory has been a key issue in inventory control. Caterpillar developed the dealers' parts inventory sharing (DPIS) and returns programs to help dealers cope with excess inventory. However, historical data show that the current returns policy has been very costly to Caterpillar due to the distribution strategy. In this project, we develop alternative returns ...


Robust Road Modeling and Tracking Using Condensation

Yan Wang; Li Bai; Michael Fairhurst IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2008

In this paper, we present a robust road detection and tracking method based on a condensation particle filter for real-time video-based navigation applications. The image is divided into horizontal strips, and vanishing point (VP) detection is performed on each image strip. We propose a method for estimating the density of road boundary line segments in the image so that VP ...


An optimal real-time route choice model based on route traffic volume

Sun Ximei; Wang Ying Proceedings 2011 International Conference on Transportation, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering (TMEE), 2011

In order to solve the real-time dynamic routing problem, this paper develops a series of models for traffic volume forecasting, travel time forecasting, customer truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) distribution volume calculation. These models, together with C-W Algorithm, are subsequently applied taking into account such factors as characteristics of customers, real-time dynamic traffic volume, travel time and vehicle capacity. A ...


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Speed profile generation based on quintic Bézier curves for enhanced passenger comfort

David González; Vicente Milanés; Joshué Pérez; Fawzi Nashashibi 2016 IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2016

Automated ground vehicles are becoming a reality for future deployment due to their potential improvement of safety, comfort or emission reductions. However, some challenges remain unsolved such as navigation in dynamic urban environments, where safety and comfort are paramount. In this paper, a novel speed profile generator, based on quintic Bézier curves, is presented. This approach permits to improve the ...


Application of an ant colony system to optimize the total distance and the customers response time for the real time vehicle routing problem

Messaoud Elhassania; Elhilali Alaoui Ahmed; Boukachour Jaouad 2016 3rd International Conference on Logistics Operations Management (GOL), 2016

Transport is one of the largest emission driving forces and has many economic and social impacts. Thus, it is crucial to model and optimize practical transportation problems. In this paper, we present a mathematical model for a Real Time Multi-Objective Vehicle Routing Problem which can be described as the problem of designing optimal delivery or collection routes from one or ...


Simulation and analysis of dealers' returns distribution strategy

H. Zhao Proceeding of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference (Cat. No.01CH37304), 2001

Due to high demand uncertainty, excess inventory has been a key issue in inventory control. Caterpillar developed the dealers' parts inventory sharing (DPIS) and returns programs to help dealers cope with excess inventory. However, historical data show that the current returns policy has been very costly to Caterpillar due to the distribution strategy. In this project, we develop alternative returns ...


Robust Road Modeling and Tracking Using Condensation

Yan Wang; Li Bai; Michael Fairhurst IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2008

In this paper, we present a robust road detection and tracking method based on a condensation particle filter for real-time video-based navigation applications. The image is divided into horizontal strips, and vanishing point (VP) detection is performed on each image strip. We propose a method for estimating the density of road boundary line segments in the image so that VP ...


An optimal real-time route choice model based on route traffic volume

Sun Ximei; Wang Ying Proceedings 2011 International Conference on Transportation, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering (TMEE), 2011

In order to solve the real-time dynamic routing problem, this paper develops a series of models for traffic volume forecasting, travel time forecasting, customer truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) distribution volume calculation. These models, together with C-W Algorithm, are subsequently applied taking into account such factors as characteristics of customers, real-time dynamic traffic volume, travel time and vehicle capacity. A ...


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  • Hydrogen's Discovery: Phlogiston and Inflammable Air

    Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. An invisible, tasteless, colorless gas, it can be converted to nonpolluting, zero-emission, renewable energy. When burned in an internal combustion engine, hydrogen produces mostly harmless water vapor. It performs even better in fuel cells, which can be 2.5 times as efficient as internal-combustion engines. Zero- emission hydrogen does not contribute to CO2-caused global warming. Abundant and renewable, it is unlikely to be subject to geopolitical pressures or scarcity concerns. In this new edition of his pioneering book Tomorrow's Energy, Peter Hoffmann makes the case for hydrogen as the cornerstone of a new energy economy. Hoffmann covers the major aspects of hydrogen production, storage, transportation, fuel use, and safety. He explains that hydrogen is not an energy source but a carrier, like electricity, and introduces the concept of "hydricity," the essential interchangeability of electricity and hydrogen. He brings the hydrogen story up to date, reporting on the latest developments, including new hydrogen and fuel-cell cars from GM, Daimler, BMW, Honda, and Toyota. He describes recent political controversies, including Obama administration Energy Secretary (and Nobel laureate in Physics) Steven Chu's inexplicable dismissal of hydrogen--which puts him at odds with major automakers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and others. Our current energy system is a complex infrastructure, and phasing in hydrogen will take effort and money. But if we consider the real costs of fossil fuels--pollution and its effects, international tensions over gas and oil supplies, and climate change--we would be wise to promote its development.

  • AC???DC???AC Converters for Distributed Power Generation Systems

    The Chapter ???AC???DC???AC converters for distributed power generation systems??? is devoted to various topologies of AC???DC???AC converters and its components design. List of presented topologies are: classical three???phase/three???phase transistor???based AC???DC???AC converters (2???level and 3???level Diode Clamped Converters (DCC) and Flying Capacitors Converters (FCC)), and simplified AC???DC???AC converters (2???level and 3???level three???phase/one???phase and three???phase/three???phase DCC). All presented topologies are compared briefly.The space vector modulation and control algorithms are selected and described. Solutions for DC???link capacitors voltage balancing in DCC and flying capacitors voltage balancing in FCC are presented. Then, an approach related with controllers (machine side converter: flux, torque, and speed; grid???side converter: current, power, DC???link voltage) design are given. Finally, an improvement of power flow dynamics between machine???side converter and grid???side converter are proposed by active power feed???forward (APFF) loop. The APFF allows for 10 times reduction of the DC???link capacitance and provides better active power flow control accuracy in the AC???DC???AC converter. The laboratory results example is presented for control algorithm Direct Power and Torque Control with Space Vector Modulations of AC???DC???AC converter with APFF.

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    Electrical Engineering Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Management for Engineers and Scientists Second Edition "State of the art in risk analysis...[this book] projects the technology into the next decade. Congratulations to the authors on a virtuoso performance." -Charles Donaghey, University of Houston "A very useful reference to the academic and government communities, and junior engineering staff within nuclear, chemical, transportation, aerospace, and other industries." -Yovan Lukic, Arizona Public Service Company As the demands of government agencies and insurance companies escalate, societal risk assessment and management become increasingly critical to the development and use of engineered systems in the full range of industrial installations. Packed with real-world examples and practical mathematical and statistical methods for large, complex systems, this definitive text and sourcebook gives you the guidance you need for thorough and conclusive study. You'll find new and u dated coverage of all the key topics related to risk analysis: * Probabilistic nature of risk * Qualitative and quantitative risk assessments * System decomposition * Legal and regulatory risks * And much more! The authors also provide end-of-chapter problems and a course outline. Complete with a new, automated, fault tree synthesis method using semantic networks. Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Management for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition will be of value to anyone working with engineered systems. Also of Interest from IEEE Press... Successful Patents and Patenting for Engineers and Scientists edited by Michael A. Lechter, Esq. 1995 Softcover 432 pp IEEE Order No. PP4478 ISBN 0-7803-1086-1 Metric Units and Conversion Charts A Metrication Handbook for Engineers, Technologists, and Scientists Second Edition Theodore Wildi 1995 Softcover 144 pp IEEE Order No. PP4044 ISBN 0-7803-1050-0 The Probability Tutoring Book An Intuitive Course for Engineers an Scientists (And Everyone Else!) Carol Ash 1993 Softcover 480 pp IEEE Order No. PP2881 ISBN 0-7803-1051-9

  • Power Electronics for More Electric Aircraft

    The More Electric Aircraft (MEA) technology is continually evolving and is being widely recognized as the future technology for the aerospace industry. The main objectives are to obtain high power and volume density, high efficiency, reliability, and ability to withstand harsh environments. The pneumatic and hydraulic systems are being replaced by electrical systems. Power Electronics is an enabling technology for the advancement of more electric aircraft systems. This chapter provides a brief description of the electrical power generation, conversion, and distribution in conventional aircrafts and in more electric aircrafts such as Airbus 380 and Boeing 787. More electric architectures, power distribution strategies, more electric engine concepts, and the effect of high voltage operation at high altitudes are also discussed. The More Electric Aircraft concept is being widely recognized as the future technology for the aerospace industry

  • Better To Fail Hopefully…

    Silicon Valley, a small place with few identifiable geologic or geographic features, has achieved a mythical reputation in a very short time. The modern material culture of the Valley may be driven by technology, but it also encompasses architecture, transportation, food, clothing, entertainment, intercultural exchanges, and rituals.Combining a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training, Christine Finn brings the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and where more money can be made babysitting for post-IPO couples than working in a factory. The ways that people are working and adapting, are becoming wealthy or barely getting by, are visible in the cultural landscape of the fifteen cities that make up the area called "Silicon Valley."

  • Background and Current Status

    Significant research efforts are underway to develop commercially viable, technically feasible, highly efficient, and highly reliable power converters for renewable energy, electric transportation, and various industrial applications. This chapter presents state-of-the-art knowledge and cutting- edge techniques in various stages of research related to impedance source converters/inverters, including the concepts, advantages compared to existing technology, classification, current status, and future trends. Electric power generation comprises traditional power generation, such as hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear power production, and renewable energy sources, which already has a large penetration joined by photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy. In applications that need to boost the voltage, the Z-source converter is a possibility. Power electronics is the enabling technology for the energy processing necessary for electronic and electrical equipment of all types, from renewable energy to power systems, from house appliances to aerospace systems. New power electronic devices, such as the SiC and GaN, will definitely improve the Z-source converters performance.

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    Every year lives and properties are lost in road accidents. About one-fourth of these accidents are due to low vision in foggy weather. At present, there is no algorithm that is specifically designed for the removal of fog from videos. Application of a single-image fog removal algorithm over each video frame is a time-consuming and costly affair. It is demonstrated that with the intelligent use of temporal redundancy, fog removal algorithms designed for a single image can be extended to the real-time video application. Results confirm that the presented framework used for the extension of the fog removal algorithms for images to videos can reduce the complexity to a great extent with no loss of perceptual quality. This paves the way for the real-life application of the video fog removal algorithm. In order to remove fog, an efficient fog removal algorithm using anisotropic diffusion is developed. The presented fog removal algorithm uses new dark channel assumption and anisotropic diff sion for the initialization and refinement of the airlight map, respectively. Use of anisotropic diffusion helps to estimate the better airlight map estimation. The said fog removal algorithm requires a single image captured by uncalibrated camera system. The anisotropic diffusion-based fog removal algorithm can be applied in both RGB and HSI color space. This book shows that the use of HSI color space reduces the complexity further. The said fog removal algorithm requires pre- and post-processing steps for the better restoration of the foggy image. These pre- and post-processing steps have either data-driven or constant parameters that avoid the user intervention. Presented fog removal algorithm is independent of the intensity of the fog, thus even in the case of the heavy fog presented algorithm performs well. Qualitative and quantitative results confirm that the presented fog removal algorithm outperformed previous algorithms in terms of perceptual quality, color fidelity and execu ion time. The work presented in this book can find wide application in entertainment industries, transportation, tracking and consumer electronics. Table of Contents: Acknowledgments / Introduction / Analysis of Fog / Dataset and Performance Metrics / Important Fog Removal Algorithms / Single-Image Fog Removal Using an Anisotropic Diffusion / Video Fog Removal Framework Using an Uncalibrated Single Camera System / Conclusions and Future Directions / Bibliography / Authors' Biographies

  • Prediction of Cycling Traffic Volume

    This new edition of John Forester's handbook for transportation policy makers and bicycling advocates has been completely rewritten to reflect changes of the last decade. It includes new chapters on European bikeway engineering, city planning, integration with mass transit and long-distance carriers, "traffic calming," and the art of encouraging private-sector support for bicycle commuting.A professional engineer and an avid bicyclist, John Forester combined those interests in founding the discipline of cycling transportation engineering, which regards bicycling as a form of vehicular transportation equal to any other form of transportation. Forester, who believes that riding a bicycle along streets with traffic is safer than pedaling on restricted bike paths and bike lanes, argues the case for cyclists' rights with zeal and with statistics based on experience, traffic studies, and roadway design standards. Over the nearly two decades since Bicycle Transportation was first published, he has brought about many changes in the national standards for highways, bikeways, bicycles, and traffic laws. His Effective Cycling Program continues to grow.

  • Future Prospects and Policy Choices

    This chapter contains sections titled: Opportunities for Controlling Transport Emissions, A View of the Technical Potential Alone, The Possible Contribution of Passenger Travel to Climate Goals, The Consumer Impact of GHG Mitigation Policies, The Choices Ahead

  • Ghosts in the Machine

    Silicon Valley, a small place with few identifiable geologic or geographic features, has achieved a mythical reputation in a very short time. The modern material culture of the Valley may be driven by technology, but it also encompasses architecture, transportation, food, clothing, entertainment, intercultural exchanges, and rituals.Combining a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training, Christine Finn brings the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and where more money can be made babysitting for post-IPO couples than working in a factory. The ways that people are working and adapting, are becoming wealthy or barely getting by, are visible in the cultural landscape of the fifteen cities that make up the area called "Silicon Valley."



Standards related to Transportation

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IEEE Recommended Practice for Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) System Design and Functional Allocations

This recommended practice establishes a preferred system design and functional allocation for CBTC systems.


IEEE Recommended Practice for Electrical Sizing of Nickel-Cadmium Batteries for Rail Passenger Vehicles

This recommended practice describes methods for electrical sizing of nickel-cadmium batteries for application on rail passenger vehicles used for battery back-up of low voltage dc auxiliary power systems. It encompasses various factors that govern the electrical size of the battery including but not limited to number of cells, rated capacity, maximum system voltage, minimum system voltage, correction factors, and margins. ...


IEEE Standard for Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) Performance and Functional Requirements

Original Scope: This standard establishes a set of performance and functional requirements necessary for enhancing performance, availability, operations, and train protection using a CBTC System.---Revision: There is no change to the words of the scope. The revisions allow for driverless train operation, including automatic people movers.


IEEE Standard for Electrical and Electronic Control Apparatus on Rail Vehicles

This standard prescribes design, application, and test requirements for electrical and electronic control apparatus on rail vehicles.


IEEE Standard for User Interface Requirements in Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) Systems

This standard establishes user interface requirements in communications-based train control (CBTC) systems.



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