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
“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 Technology Collaboration Programme
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme
Electric Mobility Canada
Electric Mobility Canada
Accelerating Electric Transportation

International Maglev Board

International Maglev Board
International Council on Systems Engineering
INCOSE: International Council on Systems Engineering
“…champions the art, science, discipline, and practice of systems engineering.”

Contact Page
Washington, DC  chapter  (has emphasis on 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
Student Events

Your Destination for Mobility Engineering Resources
Consolidated Calls for Papers
Events  •  Journals  •  Open Call (Original Works)
Transportation Research Board
Transp. Research Board
TRB Calendar of Events
Recorded Webcasts
2018 TRB Annual Meeting: Slides and Posters
Transp. Research Board 100 Years
100 Years – Moving Ideas: Advancing Society

Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS)
Guide to Research in Progress (RIP) Database (.pdf 14 pp.)
IEEE – The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE Transp. Electriication
IEEE Transportation Electrification Community
Conferences and Workshops
Career Center
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

IEEE Veh. Tech. Soc.
Facebook Page
IEEE Transp.Systems Society
IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society

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

Intel. Transp. Syst. Soc. of Canada
Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada

ERTICO Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Europe

ITS Asia-Pacific
Intelligent Transport Systems 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

“Leveraging advanced transit to improve mobility”
Advance Transit Association
# / Harris Blvd.

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

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

Educational & Research Institutions
University of Washington – TRAC
“Providing research and data about transportation for informed decisions”
U of Wash TRAC
“Maglev Quicklinks”
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
Transportation Research Institute
Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation
UMTRI, U. of Michigan
Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
Innovative Mobility Research, UC Berkeley
University of California – Berkeley
“Innovative Mobility Research”
North Carolina State University
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy
NCSU Clean Tech
University of Central Florida
EVTC, U. of Cen. Florida
A USDOT funded research center, focused on plug-in electric vehicles and the transportation network.
Stanford University
Center for Automotive Research at Stanford

Upcoming Events
CARS, Stanf. U.
Mineta Transp. Institute
San José State University

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

Mineta Nat'l Transit Res. Cons.
“About page” (links to all nine member universities at bottom of page)
University Transportation Centers (UTCs handle academic research for the DoT)

Independent Contractors / Consultants
Maglev Strategies
“On Earth and In Space”
Maglev Strategies
“Advanced Transportation Consulting”
Contact Page
Recommended article
MagLev Page
PRT Consulting
“Efficient transit solutions”
PRT Consulting
… dedicated to expanding and supporting a clean transportation industry …
Sign up for emails and info.
Engineering Systems Inc.

Insight Driven Solutions

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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”
List of Newsletters
Recent Volpe Webinar Series:  The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System (including short videos)
Dept. of Transportation Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) solicitation is CLOSED

(Click this link to sign up for e-mail alerts.)
Dept. of Defense Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) 18.2, and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 18.B, topics  are CLOSED.  The next solicitations will be available on Fri, Aug. 24
TRB’s IDEA Programs Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis

Brochure (pdf)
Highway IDEA (due Mar. 1 and Sep. 1)
Transit IDEA (due May 1 and Nov. 1)
Annual Report
Submit a Proposal
Funding Notice
Air Force Prize
USAF $2 million prize for engine with turbine power piston-fuel efficiency
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
European Transport Conference (ETC)
CONTACT:   Phone:  +44 (0) 15 64 793552
13<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, 10 am – 5 pm)
Professional Conference (Friday only)
Speakers for Public free (Saturday only)
Registration for Saturday events
Join Mailing List
Series link
Advanced Automotive & Industrial Battery Conference – ASIA
Advanced Automotive & Industrial Battery Conference – ASIA
Programming Information:  Deborah Shear   +1 (781) 972‑5455
Partnering & Sponsorship Information:
Sherry Johnson   +1 (781) 972‑1359
Media & Association Partnerships:  Dave Mello   +1 (781) 972‑5485
Contact Page   E-Mail   +1 (781) 972‑5400  Fax: +1 (781) 972‑5425
Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo 2018
Free Exhibition Pass
Autonomous Vehicle Test and Development Symposium
Autonomous Vehicle Safety Regulation World Congress
Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Symposium
Automotive Testing Expo 2018
Free Exhibition Pass
Automotive Interiors Expo 2018
Free Exhibition Pass
Defense TechConnect Fall Summit and Expo<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with next event</i></font>
Call for Innovations:  “Pitch” due Fri, Jun. 29
Submission Page
Call for Poster Submissions:  Abstracts due Fri, Jun. 29 (extended)
Submission Page
Exhibitor’s info

SBIR/STTR FALL Innovation Summit<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with previous event</i></font>
InterTraffic Indonesia
Contact page
Exhibitors’ info.

The 21<sup>st</sup> IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
SAE CEU Course: Introduction to NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) Aspects of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Instructor:  Kiran Govindswamy0.7 CEUs
Small Engine Technology Conference and Exhibition
Contact Page   E-Mail   +32(0)2 789 23 44
SAE CEU Course: Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Battery Systems
Instructor:  Erik Spek1.3 CEUs
IEEE - ESARS ITEC 2018</b><font size=2>  (Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles; International Transportation Electrification Conference)</font>
About Page
Contact Page   E-Mail   +39 040.5587976
Call for Papers:  Provisional full papers (regular sessions) due Tue, Jul. 3 (final extension)
SAE CEU Course: Safe Handling of High Voltage Battery Systems
Instructor:  Erik Spek0.7 CEUs
InterTraffic Mexico
Contact page
Exhibitors’ info.
SAE CEU Course: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineering Academy
Instructors:  Saeed Siavoshani, Richard Byczek, Kevin Konecky, Gene Liao, Manoj Shah, Robert Spotnitz, and Thomas Stoltz3.8 CEUs
Transportation Research Board 98<sup>th</sup> Annual Meeting
alt. page
Contact Page
Call for Papers:  Proposals due Wed, Aug. 1
Submission Page
Exhibitor’s info
SAE 2019 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium
SAE 2019 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium

SAE 2019 Government/ Industry Meeting
Overlaps the Washington Auto Show
The 13<sup>th</sup> Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SYSCON 2019)

SAE 2019 World Congress Experience
Call for Papers:  Abstracts due Tue, Sep. 4
InterTraffic Istanbul
Contact page
Exhibitors’ info.
5<sup>th</sup> International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (VEHITS 2019)
5th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (VEHITS 2019)
Colocated with SmartGreens 2019
Call for Papers:  Papers due Mon, Dec. 10
Submission Page
International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition
13<sup>th</sup> ITS European Congress
Exhibitor’s info

Contact Page (with map)
EV 2019

Upcoming Events
Conferences, Events, and Webinars
Click here for fuller descriptions in EV World
IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium (IV) 2018
Chinese 10th Intelligent Vehicles Future Challenge (IVFC 2018) (This event may have been cancelled.)
Changshu, Suzhou, China – at Proving Grounds – Sa‑Su, June 30 to July 1

28<sup>th</sup> Annual INCOSE International Symposium
Automated Vehicles Symposium 2018
AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS)
This event immediately follows the AIAA Propulsion & Energy Forum July 9‑11
E‑mails for Conference Chairs: Phil Ansell; Andy Gibson
SAE CEU Course: Robust Design
Instructor:  Bryan Dodson1.3 CEUs

(Schedule page)
SBIR Road Tour – Pacific Northwest Tour
Portland, OR – Thu., July 19
CONTACT:   Leon Wolf   (971) 770‑2378
Organization Hosts: Oregon BEST, Portland State University, Business Oregon
Seattle, WA – Fri., July 20
CONTACT:   Leon Wolf   (971) 770‑2378
Organization Host: Oregon BEST
Fairbanks, AK – Sun., July 22
CONTACT:   Nickole Conley   (907) 474‑5626
Organization Host: University of Alaska Fairbanks
2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
Rules and Requirements
SAE 2018 Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Symposium
SAE 2018 Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Symposium
2018 IEEE VTS Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Summer School
Mandatory Free Registration

(Schedule page)
SBIR Road Tour – New England Tour
Wilmington, DE – Mon., August 20
Contact:   Denita L. Thomas   (302) 831‑1555
Organization Host: University of Delaware Small Business Development Center (UD-SBDC)
New Haven, CT – Tue., August 21
CONTACT:   Johnna Scott  
Organization Host: Connecticut Innovations
Providence, RI – Wed., August 22
Contact:   Christine Smith   (401) 278‑9100
Organization Hosts: Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Rhode Island PTAC
Manchester, NH – Thu., August 23
CONTACT:   Ellen Christo   603‑862‑5446
Organization Host: University of New Hampshire

Organization Hosts: Maine Technology Institute, Maine Accelerates Growth, Small Business Development Center, Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Maine SBA, University of Maine, E2Tech
Electrification 2018:  International Conference & Exposition
Electrification 2018: International Conference & Exposition
IEEE Connected and Automated Vehicles Symposium<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with next two events</i></font>
IEEE 88<sup>th</sup> Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with previous and next events</i></font>
2018 Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with previous two events</i></font>
Alternate page
Call for Tutorials:  due Sat, Jun. 30
The MAGLEV 2018 in St. Petersburg
(alternate link)
CONTACT:   E-Mail   +7 (812) 230‑23‑10
Principal Sponsoring Organization
Facebook page (including must‑see animation)
Abstract Template
Submission E-mail
DARPA-D60 (60<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
Connect2Car Executive Leadership Forum

SAE 2018 New Energy Vehicle Forum
To join Technical Committee
The Battery Show – The Expo for Advanced Batteries
The Battery Show – The Expo for Advanced Batteries
Free Expo pass
2018 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety

by invitation only
North American International Powertrain Conference
25<sup>th</sup> ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) World Congress

InnoTrans 2018
Exhibitors’ info.
Fraud warning
SAE CEU Course: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems
Instructor:  Mark Quarto2.0 CEUs
EVS31 (International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition) & EVTeC 2018 (International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference 2018)
Intelligent Transportation Society of California Annual Meeting 2018
CONTACT:   Phone:  (415) 723‑0511
Alternate Link
Exhibitors’ info
2018 Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems
CONTACT:   E-Mail   +82‑2‑565‑3571
From ADAS to Automated Driving
Contact:   Linda Wagner, Event Sales & Development   724‑772‑4062  Mobile: 724‑553‑2469
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