Professional Research Opportunities And Conferences Concerning Transportation Innovation / Vehicular Engineering
for Ground Transportation with Unusual Propulsion Systems or Unusual Guideways (plus some coverage of competing more-conventional systems)
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Associations and their Journals
“Battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the public to drive today.”
Plug In America
Electric Drive Transportation Association
“Promoting electric drive technologies and infrastructure”
Go Electric Drive
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
Electric Auto Association
Electric Auto Association
“Promoting Electric Vehicles Since 1967”
International Energy Agency
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement
IEA:  Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement
Electric Mobility Canada
Electric Mobility Canada
Accelerating Electric Transportation


Energy and Environment
Reinventing Fire
“… to create a clean, prosperous, and secure … future.”
Rocky Mountain Institute
Center for Sustainable Energy
Center for Sustainable Energy
“Accelerting the Transition to a Sustainable World Powered by Clean Energy”
“Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy”
Blue-Green alliance

Major Engineering organizations
Society of Automotive Engineers
Society of Automotive Engineers
SAE Vehicle Electrification
SAE Environmental Topics
Transportation Research Board
Transp. Research Board
TRB Calendar of Events
Recorded Webcasts
2016 TRB Annual Meeting: Webcast Recordings
Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS)
Guide to Research in Progress (RIP) Database (.pdf 14 pp.)
IEEE – The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE Transportation Electrification Community

Conferences and Workshops
IEEE Transp. Electriication
IEEE Veh. Tech. Soc.
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society

IEEE Transp.Systems Society

Intelligent Transportation Systems
(see also IEEE ITSS above)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of America

Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada

Intel. Transp. Syst. Soc. of Canada
ERTICO Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Europe
Intelligent Transport Systems Asia-Pacific
ITS Asia-Pacific
ITS Australia     ITS China     ITS Hong Kong     ITS Japan     ITS Korea     ITS Malaysia     ITS New Zealand     ITS Thailand

PRT / Pods Associations
Advance Transit Association
Advance Transit Association

“Leveraging advanced transit to improve mobility”

“New frontiers of mobility in the digital age.” / Harris Blvd.
“Innovative Mobility in the Era of Automation.”

Conventional High-Speed Rail
US High-Speed-Rail Association
“21st Century Transportation for America”
BiModal Glideway (detail)

Educational & Research Institutions
U of Wash TRAC
University of Washington – TRAC
“Providing research and data about transportation for informed decisions”
Texas A&M Transp. Inst.
“Saving Lives, Time, and Resources”
Illinois Green Economy Network
(A Community College Partnership)
“Working Together to Grow a Greener Economy for Illinois”
University of Michigan
UMTRI, U. of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute
Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation
Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
University of California – Berkeley
“Innovative Mobility Research”
Innovative Mobility Research, UC Berkeley
North Carolina State University
NCSU Clean Tech
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy
University of Central Florida
A USDOT funded research center, focused on plug-in electric vehicles and the transportation network.
EVTC, U. of Cen. Florida
Stanford University
CARS, Stanf. U.
Center for Automotive Research at Stanford

Upcoming Events
San José State University

Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)
“Creating Transportation Policy for the People”
Mineta Transp. Institute
PRT ReportAutomated Transit Networks (ATN): A Review of the State of the Industry and Prospects for the Future  (pdf  240 pp)
Mineta Nat'l Transit Res. Cons.
Mineta National Transit Research Consortium

“About page” (links to all nine member universities at bottom of page)
University Transportation Centers (UTCs handle academic research for the DoT)

List of Centers
Grants Programs

Independent Contractors / Consultants
Maglev Strategies
Maglev Strategies
“On Earth and In Space”
“Advanced Transportation Consulting”
Contact Page
Recommended article
List of recent papers
PRT Consulting
PRT Consulting
“Efficient transit solutions”
… dedicated to expanding and supporting a clean transportation industry …
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Incubator / Test Facility
South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center
Int'l Transp. Innov. Cen
International Transportation Innovation Center
“Innovation on Track”

Investment Opportunities
Clean-Energy Investment Opportunities

Interactive Modeling Software
COMSOL   Modeling and Simulation for Everyone
COMSOL MultiPhysics
“… for Physics-Based Modeling and Simulation”

“National Transportation Systems Center”
Dept. of Transportation Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) is CLOSED
(Click this link and scroll down to sign up for e-mail alerts.)
Dept. of Defense Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) 17.2, and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 17.B, topics will be open until Wednesday, June 21
List of topics (You do not have to log in to view topics)
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USAF $2 million prize for engine with turbine power piston-fuel efficiency
Air Force Prize
This might be used for Ground Vehicles, too
News article

Opportunities to influence the course
of future government research:
Beyond Traffic 2045
Uncle Sam wants Your Ideas for the Future of Transportation
Share Your Ideas – about the Draft document
(pdf 322pp)
Uncle Sam wanted Your Ideas about the direction of Transit Research   (Closed)
FTA Dialogue
Interactive Page
Guide (pdf 24 pp)
Report on FTA FY-2015 Research Projects (pdf 54pp)

Upcoming Events
11<sup>th</sup> University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference: Rebuilding and Retrofitting the Transportation
11th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference: Rebuilding and Retrofitting the Transportation
Summary Page
Contact Page

Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with next event</i></font>
Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations (due Jun. 9)
Call for Panel Proposals (due Jun. 9)
Submit your Innovations, in the following fields, by Jun. 29:
Energy & Resilience Challenge
(Subm. Page)
Cyber Security Challenge
(Subm. Page)
Medical & Biotech Challenge
(Subm. Page)
Electronics & System Challenge
(Subm. Page)
Space Technologies Challenge
(Subm. Page)
SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with previous event</i></font>
EV 2017
Call for Papers
AVER (Sponsoring organization)
30<sup>th</sup> International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition
30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition
Contact Page   E-Mail   +49 711 18560‑0  Fax: +49 711 18560‑2440
SAE 2017 From ADAS to Automated Driving
ISSE 2017 (IEEE Symposium on Systems Engineering)
IEEE 20<sup>th</sup> International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITSC 2017)
Workshop Papers due Jun. 30
SAE 2017 International Powertrain, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting

Alternate link
24<sup>th</sup> ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) World Congress
SAE 2018 Government/ Industry Meeting
Overlaps the Washington Auto Show

CONTACT:   E-Mail   +44 1273 916 300
Electric Vehicle & Technology Expo
Exhibitor’s info
25<sup>th</sup> ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) World Congress

Upcoming Events
EV VÉ 2017 Conference and Trade Show
EV VÉ 2017 Conference and Trade Show
Vehicle Technology Conference (VTC) Spring 2017
Connect2Car Executive Leadership Forum </b><i>(by Invitation Only)</i>
Automotive Detroit 17
IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium (IV) 2017
Workshop: Deep Learning for Vehicle Perception (Challenge on Efficient ConvNets)
June 11 only
12<sup>th</sup> ITS European Congress
Advanced Automotive & Industrial Battery Conference
Contact Page   E-Mail   (781) 972‑5400  Fax: (781) 972‑5425
Series page
ITEC 2017  (International Transportation Electrification Conference)
ITEC 2017 (International Transportation Electrification Conference)
15<sup>th</sup> ITS Asia-Pacific Forum & Exhibition
(alternate page)
Contact Page   E-Mail   +852 8116 1062
2017 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety
2017 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety

Ancillary Meetings July 10 and 14
Get Updates

(Schedule page)
SBIR Road Tour – Midwest Tour
Minneapolis, MN – Mo, July 17
CONTACT:   Pat Dillon   952‑230‑4550   (Local Sponsor)
CONTACT:   Margaret Ramey   (414) 227‑3165   (Local Sponsor)
Ann Arbor, MI – We, July 19
CONTACT:   Jayne Berkaw   (734) 930‑9741   (Local Sponsor)
Cleveland, OH – Th, July 20
CONTACT:   David Salay   (440) 962‑3003
Lexington, KY – Fr, July 21
CONTACT:   Debbie Rempfer   (859) 246‑3232   (Local Sponsor)
The 22<sup>nd</sup> International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory
The 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory
ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017 (International Transportation Electrification Conference)
CONTACT:   Gao Qiang  +011  86 451 13314518280
Zhang Xiangjun  +011  86 451 13845076927
Wang Yijie  +011  86 451 18686854495
Alt. E-Mail
Urban Transport 2017
CONTACT:   Stephanie Everest   44 (0) 238 029 3223  Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Call for Papers:  Submit abstracts as soon as you can.
Submission Page
SAE 2017 New Energy Vehicle Forum
Electric Vehicle & Technology Expo<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with next event</i></font>
Contact Page   E-Mail   855‑436‑8683
The Battery Show - The Expo for Advanced Batteries<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with previous event</i></font>
Contact Page   E-Mail   855‑436‑8683
2017 North American International Powertrain Conference </b><i>(by Invitation Only)</i>
Main Page
Contact Page
12<sup>th</sup> Annual City of Santa Monica AltCar Expo & Conference
12th Annual City of Santa Monica AltCar Expo & Conference
CONTACT:   E-Mail   310‑390‑2930
Expo free (both days)
Ride And Drive free (both days)
Professional Conference (Friday only)
Speakers for Public free (Saturday only)
Join Mailing List
Vehicle Technology Conference (VTC) 2017-Fall
Technical Program Committee
SAE 2017 Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Symposium
SAE 2017 Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Symposium
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