Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

1) India Looking for $15 Billion Investment for Smart City Mission
Link to Sputnik article

OTHER

2) ITE Talks Transportation Podcast Debuts with Sam Schwartz Interview
Link to podcast
http://www.ite.org/learninghub/podcast.asp

3) Traffic Technology International – April/May 2016
Link to magazine

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

4) New York Assemblyman Wants More Transparency for Transportation Projects
Link to WIBX Radio story
Link to news release

5) State DOTs Use Humor on Social Media
Link to Government Technology column

TRANSIT

6) Boston's Public Transportation Chaos, Like You've Never Heard It Before
Link to Boston Globe article

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

7) A Behind the Scenes Look at Arizona DOT's I-10 Deck Park Tunnel
Link to KPNX-TV story

8) Traffic Reporting is a Commuter's Best Friend
Link to KCAL-TV story

VEHICLES

9) University of Michigan Study: Most Drivers Not Fans of Fully Autonomous Vehicles
Link to WXYZ-TV story

10) Car Software Glitches on the Rise, Report Finds
Link to MarketWatch article
Link to news release


News Releases


Job Posting
 -  Associate Executive Director for Technical Programs/Chief Technical Officer – Institute of Transportation Engineers – Washington, DC

Solicitation
 -  Call for Abstracts – ITS Pennsylvania/MASITE Annual Conference


Upcoming Events
Intelligent Mobility Hackathon – June 4-5 – Milton Keynes, UK

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, May 23, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

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jmuilenberg@editraffic.com.


GPS / NAVIGATION

1) Iridium Launches Timing, Location Service as GPS Back-Up
Link to Reuters article
Link to news release

2) Israeli Company Develops System to Protect Against GPS Hackers
Link to Times of Israel article

OTHER

3) It's No Accident: Advocates Want to Speak of Car 'Crashes' Instead
Link to New York Times article

4) Articles from Texas Transportation Researcher

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

5) FAA Says Drone Registry Names and Home Addresses Won't Be Released; USDOT Notice Says the Opposite
Link to Forbes article

RAILROADS

6) Surface Transportation Board Looks to Require Weekly Reporting of Rail Service Metrics
Link to Ethanol Producer Magazine article

ROADWAYS

7) Utah DOT Hopes Weather Stations Will Make I-80 Safer for Motorists
Link to Deseret News article

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) Ontario Considers Highway Signs Promoting Safe Texting Zones for Drivers
Link to Canadian Press article

TRANSIT

9) New Effort to Promote Indianapolis' Mass Transit Proposal Involves College Students
Link to WISH-TV story

10) Portland, Maine-Area Transit Modernizes with Ride-Tracking Tools
Link to Portland Press Herald article

11) Free Newspaper Hawkers to Go Silent in New York City Subways
Link to WNYC Radio story

VEHICLES

12) BMW's Vision for a World of Connected Cars
Link to Network World article

13) Tesla, Ford Ramp Up Race for Self-Driving Tech Partners
Link to Investor's Business Daily article

14) In Audi's Virtual Cockpit, Technology is Your Co-Pilot
Link to New York Times article


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Connected Transport Startup Meeting – June 4 – Delhi

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 20, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) International Air Transport Association CEO: 'We Need Global Standards on Data Collection'
Link to EurActiv article

GPS / NAVIGATION

2) What AI Can Learn from Tube Passengers
Link to BBC News story

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

3) New Data Sets from the Next Generation Simulation Program are Now Available in the Research Data Exchange
Link to further information from USDOT ITS Joint Program Office

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

4) #crashnotaccident Campaign Looks to Change Use of the Word 'Accident'
Link to Huffington Post article

RAILROADS

5) Worker Drones: Maintaining Railway Tracks from the Air
Link to Railway Technology article

ROADWAYS

6) Survey Finds Young Drivers 'Understand Emoji Road Signs Better Than Real Ones'
Link to Insurance Business Canada article

TELEMATICS

7) How AT&T Will Turn On Car 2 Car Connectivity
Link to Strategy Analytics blog

TRANSIT

8) San Francisco's Smart City Challenge Submission is Networked Transit Utopia
Link to CNET article

VEHICLES

9) GM to Launch a Recall Smartphone App
Link to Inautonews article


News Releases


Friday Bonus
What happens when the voice of the CTA rides the subway?


Upcoming Events
ITS Planning, Funding, Operations and Maintenance Seminar and Luncheon – June 1 – St. Paul, Minnesota

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