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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
PlugVolt: Batteries and Energy Storage, Webinars, Seminars, and Courses
Recorded Webinars
Association for European Transport

International Maglev Board
International Maglev Board
INCOSE: International Council on Systems Engineering
“…champions the art, science, discipline, and practice of systems engineering.”
Contact Page
International Council on Systems Engineering
Washington, DC  chapter  (has emphasis on transportation)

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

Major Engineering organizations
Society of Automotive Engineers

SAE Vehicle Electrification
Society of Automotive Engineers
Student Events
Your Destination for Mobility Engineering Resources
Consolidated Calls for Papers
Events  •  Journals  •  Open Call (Original Works)
Transp. Research Board
Transportation Research Board
TRB Calendar of Events
Recorded Webcasts
TRB Newsletter: Search or Subscribe
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
100 Years – Moving Ideas: Advancing Society
Transp. Research Board 100 Years
Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS)
Guide to Research in Progress (RiP) Database (.pdf 21 pp.)
Webinar Video (Vimeo 59:05)
Searching TRID for TRB Publications (Vimeo 6:40)
IEEE – The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE Transportation Electrification Community
IEEE Transp. Electriication
Conferences and Workshops
Career Center
eLearning Courses (over 20 courses avail.)
IEEE Power Electronics Society
IEEE Power Electronics Society
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
IEEE Veh. Tech. Soc.
Facebook Page
IEEE Syst. Coun.
IEEE Systems Council
IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
IEEE Intel. Transp. Systems Society

Intelligent/Autonomous Transportation Systems
(see also IEEE VTS and 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

Connected Automated Driving (News Board)

Projects and Research
Connected Automated Driving
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Description, Events, Publication
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”
“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
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)

Independent Contractors / Consultants
Maglev Strategies
Maglev Strategies
“On Earth and In Space”
“Advanced Transportation Consulting”
Contact Page
Recommended article
MagLev Page
PRT Consulting
PRT Consulting
“Efficient transit solutions”
… dedicated to expanding and supporting a clean transportation industry …
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Engineering Systems Inc.
Insight Driven Solutions
Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
“Clean Transportation and Energy Consultants”
Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
Contact Page
Morgan and Associates
Registered Patent Agents

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Incubator / Test Facility
South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center
International Transportation Innovation Center
“Innovation on Track”
Int'l Transp. Innov. Cen

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
Current Volpe Webinar Series:  Our New Mobility Future
Dept. of Transportation Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) solicitation is CLOSED
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Dept. of Defense Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) 19.2, and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 19.B, topics will be open until Mon, Jul. 1 at 8 pm EDT
Quesion & Answer Service (SITIS) closes to new questions on Jun. 17 , but the answers will be publically-available until the end.
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Def. of SBIR
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Cryogenic Production for Airborne Thermal Management
Intel. Manuf. Techn. for Lithium-ion 6T End-of-Line Testing
2kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Power System
Universal Navigation Solution Manager
Direct Hydrogen Production from Sunlight and Water
High Performance, Non-flammable Lithium Battery
Advanced Non-Electrochemical Energy Storage
Non-destr. … Techniques for Ident. of Delet. Defects in Li-ion Batt’s
Development of Graphene Batteries for Use in Space Applications
Devel. of a Hi‑Perform., Printed Conformal Li Battery
Advancement of High Energy Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
MQ-9 Battery Technology Improvements
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TRB’s IDEA Programs Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis
Brochure (pdf)
Highway IDEA (due Mar. 1 and Sep. 1)
Highway Annual Report
Transit IDEA (due May.1 and Nov. 1)
Transit Annual Report
Submit a Proposal
Funding Notice

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 CEU Course: Fuel Cells for Transportation
Instructors:  Dr. John F. Elter and Dr. Bin Du1.8 CEUs
Defense TechConnect Fall Summit and Expo<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with next two events</i></font>
Call for Innovations Fri, Jun. 28 (extended)
Submission Page
Call for Poster Submissions:  Abstracts due Fri, Jun. 28 (extended)
Submission Page
Exhibitor’s info   (October 8–9 only)
SBIR/STTR FALL Innovation Summit<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with previous and next events</i></font>
Smart Cities Connect<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with previous two events</i></font>
European Transport Conference (ETC)
CONTACT:   Phone:  +44 (0) 15 64 793552
2019 Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)
2019 Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)
Call for Papers
Call for Recent Results Mon, Jul. 8
26<sup>th</sup> ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) World Congress
Exhibitors’ Info.
10<sup>th</sup> Battery Safety Summit
CONTACT:   E-Mail   +1 (781) 972‑5400  Fax: +1 (781) 972‑5425
Speaker Proposal
International Congress on Electric Mobility, Connected and Autonomous Vehicle – CEVE2019
IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference – ITSC 2019
3<sup>rd</sup> International Advanced Automotive Battery Conference – ASIA
3rd International Advanced Automotive Battery Conference – ASIA
Contact Page   E-Mail   +1 (781) 972‑5400  Fax: +1 (781) 972‑5425
Innovations in Mobility
8<sup>th</sup> International Conference on Connected Vehicles, and Expo
SAE CEU Course: Introduction to NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) Aspects of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Instructor:  Kiran Govindswamy0.7 CEUs
2019 Forum:  Impact of Vehicle Technologies & Automation Users Forum
2019 Forum: Impact of Vehicle Technologies & Automation Users Forum
CONTACT:   Joanne But  
2018’s report
2017’s report
SAE CEU Course: Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Battery Systems
Instructor:  Erik Spek1.3 CEUs
InterTraffic Indonesia
Contact page
Exhibitors’ info.
SAE CEU Course: Safe Handling of High Voltage Battery Systems
Instructor:  Erik Spek0.7 CEUs
InterTraffic Mexico
Contact page
Exhibitors’ info.
Small Engine Technology Conference and Exhibition
Small Engine Technology Conference and Exhibition
Detail page
Technical Visit  M, November 18
Call for Papers:  Abstracts due Fri, Feb. 28
FAV (Florida Automated Vehicles) Summit
Draft Agenda
Exhibitor/Demonstrator/Sponsor Prospectus (pdf)
Info. page (pdf)
Article by Jeff Brandes
The Future of Transportation World Conference 2019
Call for Papers:  Synopsis (due date: TBD)
Submission Page
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
SAE CEU Course: Principled Negotiation
Instructor:  Eric Timmis0.7 CEUs
ITEC (IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference) India 2019
Highlights / Contact page
Alt. page
Call for Papers:  5-page digest due Mon, Jul. 1
Submission Page    
Contact:   Submission E-mail  
Transportation Research Board 99th Annual Meeting
Transportation Research Board 99<sup>th</sup> Annual Meeting
Call for Papers:  Full Papers due Thu, Aug. 1
Submissions login page    
Committees and Approved Subject Areas
Quick Guide for Authors
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
Exhibitor’s info
SAE 2020 Government / Industry Meeting
You get a free pass to the Washington Auto Show
2020 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon 2020)
Call for Papers:
Special Session Submissions due Sat, Aug. 10
Abstracts and Full Papers due Fri, Sep. 13
InterTraffic Amsterdam
Contact page
Exhibitors’ info.
TRA 2020 – Transport Research Arena – Rethinking transport
Call for Journal Papers:  due Sun, Jun. 16 (final extension)
Call for Conference Papers:  due Sun, Jun. 30 (final extension)
Call for Demonstrations:  due Tue, Oct. 1
Call for Invited Sessions:  due Tue, Oct. 1
Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
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Expo: Tu‑W, May 12‑13
Exhibitors’ / Sponsors’ info
InnoTrans 2020
Exhibitors’ info.

Upcoming Events
TechConnect World Innovation colocated events
TechConnect World Innovation colocated events
Roadmap 12
Workshop:  ITS Today: Technologies Across Ontario
ITEC 2019 (International Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo)
ITEC 2019  (International Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo)
Speakers Proposals
Advanced Automotive & Industrial Battery Conference
Advanced Automotive & Industrial Battery Conference
Contact Page   E-Mail   +1 (781) 972‑5400  Fax: +1 (781) 972‑5425
Call for Speaker Proposals:  nominally due Dec. 21
Volpe Speaker Series (free webinars)
2019: “Our New Mobility Future” Thought Leadership Series
<i>Putting Big Data to Work: Getting Beyond the Hype and into Concrete, Powerful Applications Now and in the Future</i><br/>Laura Schewel</b> Founder and Chief Executive Officer, <b>StreetLight Data
Volpe Series information
CONTACT:   Ellen Bell  617‑494‑2491
Upcoming Volpe Webinars
Mandatory Free Registration
Registration Information
LDIA 2019 (The 12<sup>th</sup> International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications)
Volpe Speaker Series (free webinars)
2019: “Our New Mobility Future” Thought Leadership Series
<i>The ACES and the Future of Transportation<br/></b><i>Transportation is being fundamentally transformed by the ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric & Shared vehicles).</i></i><br/>Bryan Mistele</b> Co-founder, President and CEO, <b>INRIX
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			<div align=left>SAE Free Webinar:  Developing Higher Density Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries</div>
SAE Free Webinar:  Developing Higher Density Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
How it works: the essential guide
Transportation Boot Camp
TransportationCamp LA 2019,
Sa, July 13, Los Angles, CA
Automated Vehicles Symposium 2019
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July 2019 Battery Seminar
29<sup>th</sup> Annual INCOSE International Symposium
SAE CyberAuto Challenge™
Who should attend?
What is the CyberAuto Challenge? (.pdf)
Terms of Participation (.pdf)
Volpe Speaker Series (free webinars)
2019: “Our New Mobility Future” Thought Leadership Series
J. Scott Drennan, Vice President of Innovation, Bell Flight
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The 23rd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory
The 23<sup>rd</sup> International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory
Volpe Speaker Series (free webinars)
2019: “Our New Mobility Future” Thought Leadership Series
<i>The Rapid Expansion of Micromobility, Data-Sharing, and Dynamic Streets</i><br/>Regina Clewlow<font size=2>, Ph.D., </font>CEO & Founder, Populus
Click here for series information (above)
SAE CEU Course: LIDAR and Infrared Cameras for ADAS and Autonomous Sensing
Instructor:  Rajeev Thakur1.3 CEUs
2019 Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems
Call for Special Sessions:  Digests
Detailed Instructions
SPECIAL SESSION on Direct Drive and Magnetic Levitation Technologies
AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS)
Welcome Party, Sun., August 25
2019 JSAE/SAE Powertrains, Fuels, and Lubricants Meeting

			<div align=left>Webinar:  Frontloading BEV Thermal and Range Development via Simulation</div>
Registration and Webinar Details
SAE CEU Course: Principled Negotiation
Instructor:  Eric Timmis0.7 CEUs
SAE CEU Course: Fundamentals of Powertrain Design for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Instructor:  Zhihui Duan1.3 CEUs
2019 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with next event</i></font>
The Battery Show
Colocated with previous event
The Battery Show<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with previous event</i></font>
Emobility Forum 2019
Sponsor: Hungarian Electromobility Association
North American International Powertrain Conference
Alt. link
By invitation only
Volpe Speaker Series (free webinars)
2019: “Our New Mobility Future” Thought Leadership Series
Sarah Kaufman, Associate Director/Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, NYU
Click here for series information (above)
2019 Joint Conference & Exhibition
The 2019 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation
2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC 2019‑Fall
2019 IEEE 90<sup>th</sup> Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC 2019‑Fall
CONTACT:   Gerhard Bauch, Chair  
Contact the Committees
Call for Workshop Papers Mon, Jun. 17 (extended)
Submission e‑mail
Call for Recent-Result Papers:  2-page abstract (with results), or 5-page full paper due  Mon, Jun. 17
2nd IEEE Connected and Automated Vehicles Symposium (colocated event)
2<sup>nd</sup> IEEE Connected and Automated Vehicles Symposium</b><i> (colocated event)</i>
SAE CEU Course: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems
Instructor:  Dr. Mark Quarto2.0 CEUs
Electric Vehicles Are Here: What Now?
Volpe Speaker Series (free webinars)
2019: “Our New Mobility Future” Thought Leadership Series
<i>Redefining Mobility</i><br/>Randell H. Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa, CA, Transportation Authority
Click here for series information (above)
SAE CEU Course: High Voltage Vehicle Safety Systems and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Instructor:  Dr. Mark Quarto0.7 CEUs
ISSE 2019 (IEEE Symposium on Systems Engineering)
Contact form
Electric Vehicles International Conference & Show
Electric Vehicles International Conference & Show
Contact Page (with map)
Call for Other Presentations:  Oral Presentations (12 minutes; in English) and Posters (33.1” x 46.8”) due Tue, Oct. 1
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