Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference

Hilton, Anchorage, AK, USA ; 16 Sep - 19 Sep 2012

Sunday, September 16th
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Workshop Description

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies are getting into the stage for commercial applications. Off the shelf UAV products became smaller and less expensive. Combining surveillance video technologies with UAV may enable data collection in areas where the geographic locations of potential transportation-related problems are only crudely known or in areas where conventional data collection technologies based on point detections cannot gather the data needed for important transportation studies. This workshop brings together top experts who conducted pilot studies on UAV applications in transportation to share their knowledge and vision on the following issues:

(1) Existing UAV Technologies Suitable for Transportation Applications
(2) Success Stories and Lessons Learned
(3) Potential Benefits of Data Collectable from UAV-based Systems
(4) Future Directions and Resources


  • Qingzhou Mao, Associate Director, State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping, and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University

  • Zhong-Ren Peng, Professor, University of Florida

  • Martin Ruhé, Dipl.-Ing., Transportation Studies, German Aerospace Center

  • Zuo Zhang, Associate Dean, School of Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua University [Panel Chair]