Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 15, 2018 - Cranford, New Jersey

Eberle Design Inc.’s iCITE® Data Aggregator DA-300® Offers Real-Time Traffic & Arterial Data with Cabinet Monitoring


From the Intelligent Cabinet Interface to Traffic Equipment (iCITE®) suite of products, the iCITE® Data Aggregator DA-300® accesses real-time intersection and arterial traffic data from any traffic cabinet, via high-speed internal or external communications devices, regardless of the traffic controller or central ITS system. These devices are also designed to endure temperature extremes and are well suited for solar powered applications. In cooperation with any iCITE Ready™ data analytics partner, the DA-300® can provide turning movement counts, amber/red actuations, arrivals on red, detector failures, preemption details, communications and power failures/alerts, split and interval timing data, travel time and the Purdue Coordination Diagram, based upon Hi Resolution Data, all tailored to provide Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures via a Cloud-based user-friendly interface. Wi-Fi equipped and travel time ready. For more information, visit www.editraffic.com or kindly contact John Shearer, EDI Sales Manager, at jshearer@editraffic.com.  


AVIATION

1) US Aircraft Registration System Said to Pose Security Risks

2) Radio on Wrong Frequency in Air Canada San Francisco Airport Incident

CAMERAS

3) Queensland Police Union Calls for End to Use of Unmarked Speed Cameras

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) NASA Tests X-Ray-Based ‘Space GPS’ Navigation System

MARITIME

5) Communication Key to Monitoring Houston Ship Channel Traffic

6) Future Singapore Port Will Tap Tech, Data to Optimize Ops

OBITUARIES

7) Edward A. Starosielec, Calspan Vice President and Visionary Engineer

PRIVACY

8) Smart Cars Collect a Lot of Data. FTC Wants to Know How It’s Used
Nextgov                       

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

9) Mickey Gilley, Tennessee Highway Safety Office Promote Seat Belt Use
Tennessee Highway Safety Office news release

RAILROADS

10) Amtrak CEO Outlines Safety Efforts for Oregon, Washington

11) Indian Railways Introduces New App to Track Movement of Trains

12) BNSF Forges Ahead on the Technology-Adoption Front

ROADWAYS

13) Wrong-Way Freeway Drivers in California Will Now be Confronted with ‘Sea of Red,’ Caltrans Says

SAFETY / SECURITY

14) Car Hacking Remains Very Real Threat as Autos Become Ever More Loaded with Tech

15) Safety Advocates Say Not So Fast on Driverless Cars

16) Auburn University Begins Live Video Monitoring of Late-Night Buses Following Assault

TRANSIT

17) SEPTA App Stymied by Scheduling Confusion Caused by Cold and Snow

18) Long Island Rail Road Commuters Complain About Inaccurate Real-Time Information

19) Sacramento’s Transit Future: Order a Bus to Your Front Door

20) GPS Failure Leaves First Bus Passengers in Bristol, UK in the Dark

VEHICLES

21) US Transportation Secretary: Self-Driving Cars Must Benefit Rural Communities, Not Just Cities

22) Waymo’s Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Begins Testing in San Francisco

23) UK’s National Infrastructure Commission Launches Driverless Car Infrastructure Competition

24) First True Autonomous Cars Won’t Be for Sale

25) Poll: American Still Deeply Skeptical About Driverless Cars
Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety news release


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 12, 2018 - Cranford, New Jersey


RAILROADS

1) $12,000 Fine Proposed for New Jersey Transit for Slow Progress on Positive Train Control

2) Inside BNSF’s Modernized Network Nerve Center

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

3) To Measure the ‘Uber Effect,’ Cities Get Creative

TRANSIT

4) Connecticut DOT Launches Website for CTrail Hartford Line
Connecticut DOT news release

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

5) Hong Kong to Provide Real-Time Traffic Info
Text of speech by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive

6) Kolkata Police to Manage Traffic Real-Time with Google Data

VEHICLES

7) GM Asking USDOT for Permission to Launch Robocars Without Steering Wheels Next Year
General Motors news release

8) How an Automated Car Platoon Works


News Releases


Friday Bonus


Upcoming Events
IBTTA Maintenance and Roadway Operations Workshop - June 24-26 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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The Transportation Communications Newsletter (ISSN 1529-1057) is published electronically Monday through Friday.   For a free subscription or to unsubscribe, or for comments or questions, please contact me at bernie@transportationradio.com. TCN archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transport-communications    
© 2018 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.TransportationRadio.com  1 Aberdeen Ct., Cranford, NJ 07016

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Cranford, New Jersey


AVIATION

1) Inside the Four Day Disaster That Nearly Broke JFK Airport

CAMERAS

2) Iowa Lawmakers See Red Light Ahead for Traffic Cameras

RAILROADS

3) Assessing a Communications-Based Mainline Train Control System

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

4) Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark

5) Uber Must Give Up Some Secrets, Florida Court Rules
Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal opinion

TELEMATICS

6) Mercedes Uses Its New Car to Launch Yet Another Voice Assistant
Mercedes-Benz news release

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

7) Las Vegas AI Pilot Improves Highway Patrol Response Times

TRANSIT

8) New Orleans Bus Stop Shelters Close to Looser Advertisement Restrictions

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

9) Adaptive Signal System at Albuquerque Intersection Cuts East-West Commute Times, Again

VEHICLES

10) USDOT Eyes Policy for Autonomous Trucks, Buses

11) New Frequency License Brings Connected Vehicles a Step Closer in Australia
Australian Communications and Media Authority news release

12) Your Headlights Are About to Get Much Smarter
Texas Instruments news release

13) Automotive Grade Linux Gets Support from Toyota and Amazon as It Eyes Autonomous Driving

14) Harman CEO Tells How Parent Samsung Creates Synergies with Connected Cars


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Upcoming Events

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The Transportation Communications Newsletter (ISSN 1529-1057) is published electronically Monday through Friday.   For a free subscription or to unsubscribe, or for comments or questions, please contact me at bernie@transportationradio.com. TCN archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transport-communications    
© 2018 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.TransportationRadio.com  1 Aberdeen Ct., Cranford, NJ 07016