Patent Awarded: Architecture and Two-Layered Protocol for Real-Time Location-Aware Applications

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent #8,725,831 – Architecture and Two-Layered Protocol for Real-Time Location-Aware Applications.   A two-layered communication protocol that supports efficient real-time location-aware application on multiple mobile devices that must communicate with each other and/or a centralized server.  The two-layer…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

May 29, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions This session presented the findings from a study conducted to examine rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. This study was initiated because some transit agencies were reporting alarming increases to rear end collisions. The study was designed to fulfill the following…

CUTR Webcast Recording: University Campuses as Leaders in the Shift Away from Driving

On May 15, 2014, the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida (and home for Best Workplaces for Commuters) hosted a webinar entitled, University Campuses as Leaders in the Shift Away from Driving, featuring Phineas Baxandall, Senior Analyst for Tax & Budget Policy, U.S. PIRG.  The recording of this webinar is…

Patent Awarded: Adaptive location data buffering for location-aware applications

On May 6, 2014, the US Patent and Trade Office awarded US Patent Number 8,718,671 to CUTR’s Sean Barbeau, PhD, Phil Winters, and Nevine Georggi, and Rafael Perez, PhD and Miguel Labrador, PhD  with USF Computer Science and Engineering for an adaptive location data buffering method for location-aware applications on a mobile device. The method…

CUTR Webcast Recording: The Impact of Implementing a Contactless Smart Card System on Miami Dade Transit and its Customers

May 1, 2014 12:00PM (EST) The Impact of Implementing a Contactless Smart Card System on Miami Dade Transit and its Customers In 2009, Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) deployed an Automated Fare Collection System or “smart card” branded EASY Card. EASY Card offers the choice of various period passes, a stored value electronic purse, and the ability…