CUTR Researcher Featured Speaker at USDOT’s Transportation Innovation Series

CUTR’s Dr. Sean J. Barbeau will present, “Enabling Better Mobility Through Innovations for Mobile Devices” on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 1 PM EST as the featured speaker in USDOT’s Transportation Innovation Series – hosted by  OST Office of Research and Technology (OST-R). View recording via YouTube: http://youtu.be/aXFwVh-gDBc Overview: Mobile phones are quickly reshaping our world. As of November 2014, 97 percent of US

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Florida TDM Clearinghouse

The Florida Statewide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Clearinghouse provides technical assistance in support of Florida’s commuter assistance program to achieve Florida’s 2060 vision and goals as identified in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 2060 Florida Transportation Plan. According to the Federal Highway Administration, TDM is “any action or set of actions intended to influence the intensity, timing and spatial

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Patent Awarded: Distributed and Decentralized Location Aware Architecture

United States Patent 8924536 | Issue Date of U.S. Patent December 30, 2014 A distributed and decentralized location-aware system that includes a number of peers, each in communication with other peers and adapted to communicate PING, PONG, and ALERT messages. Each of the messages has a header that includes location information. Also provided is a method of communication between two

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Patent Awarded: System And Method For Spatial Point-Of-Interest Generation And Automated Trip Segmentation Using Location Data

United States Patent 8843315 | Issue Date of U.S. Patent September 23, 2014 This invention is a spatial data processing system and method that allows the automatic, rapid, scalable analysis and transformation of large amounts of travel behavior data (e.g., tracking data points) into individual “points-of-interest” and discrete trips stored in a spatial database. Each trip has a point-of-interest as

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USF in 35 sessions at the Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting

The Center for Urban Transportation Research and others from University of South Florida’s College of Engineering will be presenting or moderating 35 paper/poster sessions/committee meetings at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC beginning on Sunday, January 11, 2015.  Below is the list of workshops, lectern/poster sessions, and committee meetings where we will be presenting. We hope

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Using Audience Response to Measure Pedestrian Education Efforts

October 30, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Using Audience Response to Measure Pedestrian Education Efforts WalkWise Tampa Bay is a grassroots effort providing pedestrian safety education through targeted presentations using an interactive audience response system.  The goal for this project was to increase the knowledge level of pedestrians and drivers in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties to increase compliance with existing laws.

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Evaluating the Impacts of Real-Time Transit Information in Tampa and Atlanta

August 7, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Evaluating the Impacts of Real-Time Transit Information in Tampa and Atlanta Service reliability issues have troubled public transit agencies for decades.  When a bus or train does not arrive on time, passengers become frustrated and may be less likely to choose transit for future trips.  To address this, transit authorities have begun to provide real-time

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Carsharing—Vehicle Hourly Rental Options to Complement Transit, Ridesharing and Bicycling Users

BACKGROUND This project expands the USF Tampa campus carsharing program with two vehicles located in an urban environment on the USF St. Petersburg campus. In addition, the promotion of ZimRide to USF students will continue on the Tampa campus and will be introduced to the USF St. Petersburg campus under this project. Zimride provides a ridematching system for USF students,

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Safe Routes to School: Walking School Bus and Bicycle Train Program (Hillsborough County)

The Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay “Walking School Bus and Bicycle Train” program promotes safe access to elementary and middle schools and increase use of bicycling and walking by encouraging Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains (also known as Bike Pools), at select schools in Hillsborough County. A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school

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Patent Awarded: System for Pattern Recognition in Real-Time Location-Based Services Applications

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent # 8,751,162 – System for Pattern Recognition in Real-Time Location-Based Services Applications.   A prediction method that estimates the real-time position of a mobile device based on previously observed data is provided.  The present invention can be used in real-time navigation, including

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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 protocol includes a method of

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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 now available for viewing. Summary:

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