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, and also self-driving vehicles)
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Associations and their Journals
Plug In America
“Battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the public to drive today.”
“Promoting electric drive technologies and infrastructure”
Electric Drive Transportation Association
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
Go Electric Drive
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
Electric Auto Association
“Promoting Electric Vehicles Since 1967”
Electric Auto Association
International Energy Agency
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme
Electric Mobility Canada
Accelerating Electric Transportation

Electric Mobility Canada
International Maglev Board
International Maglev Board


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 Hong Kong     ITS Japan     ITS Korea     ITS Malaysia     ITS New Zealand     ITS Singapore     ITS Taiwan     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 are CLOSED.  The next solicitations will be available on Wednesday, August 25
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

Older DoT reports on the Future of Transportation
Obama-era reports that had been subject to public comment
Beyond Traffic 2045
Beyond Traffic 2045
Five-year Transit Research Plan

Upcoming Events
SAE 2017 International Powertrain, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting
Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT)
Part of the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES)
24<sup>th</sup> ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) World Congress
Alternate link

Podcar City & Advanced Transit
Urban International Design Contest (UIDC) – Student Design Contest
Presentation must be ready by Oct. 16
Final judging in Las Vegas, NV on Nov. 10
Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) 2017
Special Sessions
Call for Recent Results:  Full Papers due Oct. 30
Submission Page

SAE 2017 Transmission and Driveline Symposium<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with next event</i></font>
Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with previous event</i></font>
SAE/JSAE 2017 Small Engine Technology Conference & Exhibition
LEVS – Light Electric Vehicle Summit
Contact Page   E-Mail   +32 477 36 48 16
Call for Papers:  Abstracts due Aug. 1
Submission Page
2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC-India)
CONTACT:   E-Mail   91‑44‑4215 2280  Mobile: 91‑44‑2441 1904
Transportation Research Board 97<sup>th</sup> Annual Meeting
Contact page
Exhibitor’s info
Call for Papers:  Papers due Aug. 1
Submission Page
SAE 2018 Government/ Industry Meeting
Overlaps the Washington Auto Show

Alt. page
SAE 2018 World Congress Experience
Exhibitos’ info.
Call for Papers:  Paper offers due Sep. 1
Topics     Submission Page
Electric Vehicle & Technology Expo
CONTACT:   E-Mail   +44 1273 916 300
Exhibitor’s info
25<sup>th</sup> ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) World Congress
InnoTrans 2018
Fraud warning

Upcoming Events
Conferences, Events, and Webinars
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Nikola Tesla: Past, Present, Future

Official “Flyer”
Nikola Tesla: Past, Present, Future
Every Day from 10 am until 5 pm
CONTACT:   Phone:  631‑689‑5888
Hosting Museum
Museum Schedule
Kick Off the Summer Exhibit July 29 –11 am to 2 pm
CONTACT:   E-Mail   631‑886‑2632
Talk by Dr. Sebastian White (great-grandson of Stanford White)
August 27 – 2 pm
Formula-e Electric-Car Races
International schedule
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
Beyond Phase II – Mentor Protégé Training Week
CONTACT:   E-Mail   (210) 858‑7379
2017 Asilomar Biennial Conference</b> – Transportation Innovation and Policy in a Fragmenting World
Contact:   Steve Kulieke   (530) 752‑2039  Mobile: (916) 717‑8614
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
SBIR Road Tour – California Tour
(Schedule page)
San Diego, CA – Mon, September 11
CONTACT:   Devora Rossi   (858) 534‑7125   (Local Sponsor)
Irvine, CA – Tue, September 12
CONTACT:   Tim Shaw   (949) 300‑9154   (Local Sponsor)
Los Angeles, CA – Wed, September 13
CONTACT:   Heather Felix   (310) 794‑8320
Mountain View, CA – Thu, September 14
CONTACT:   Akash Bakshi   (510) 664‑4385 
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
Webinar:</b>  Volpe Webinar:  Transforming Transportation Kick-Off Event<br/><i>SPEAKER:  Jeffrey A. Rosen</i>
CONTACT:   Ellen Bell  617‑494‑2491
Mandatory Free Registration
Registration Information
Series information
12th Annual City of Santa Monica AltCar Expo & Conference
12<sup>th</sup> 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)
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Vehicle Technology Conference (VTC) 2017-Fall
Technical Program Committee
SAE 2017 Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Symposium
SAE 2017 Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Symposium
11<sup>th</sup> University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference: Rebuilding and Retrofitting the Transportation Infrastructure
11th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference: Rebuilding and Retrofitting the Transportation Infrastructure
Summary Page
Contact Page

Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with next event</i></font>
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)
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