Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 1, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI and BMW to Demonstrate VMS2DASH at ITS World Congress

In the newest development of vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, BMW and GEWI will demonstrate a prototype technology called VMS2DASH. It would enable public agencies to transmit traffic information from variable message signs (VMS) on public roadways onto a vehicle’s in-dash information display.  This would put important traffic messages directly in the driver’s field of view, providing information relevant to their specific location as well as their destination.  Register for the demo at GEWI booth #2805 at ITS World Congress or for more information how TIC Connects DOTs and Navigation visit www.gewi.com


AVIATION

1) Japan Allows Electronics on Flights
Link to article on ZDNet:

2) Sarasota, Florida Airport Official Helps Spread Safety Internationally
Link to article in the Herald-Tribune:

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) Indian Start-Up Launches Shoes that Show You the Way
Link to story on NDTV:

4) GPS Jammers on Notice as Australian Detector Nears Market-Readiness
Link to article in The Australian:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

5) Suppliers Unveil the Future at ITS World Congress
Link to article in Crain's Detroit Business:

6) Tennessee DOT Smartway System Saves Lives, Money
Link to story on WKRN-TV:

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) Arizona DOT Works to Creatively Warn Drivers of Haboobs
Link to article in The New York Times:

8) Belgium: 'Selfie Traffic Signs' Slow Speeding Drivers
Link to BBC News story:

9) Railroad Spikes Volleyball Team Photo Op
Link to article in the Fremont Tribune:

10) US DOT Seeks Feedback for Update of Emergency Response Guidebook
Link to article in The Hill:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) Man Creates App to Help Virginia Tunnel Traffic Woes
Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:

12) Digital Innovations in the Middle East that Will Solve Your Traffic Jam Problem
Link to column on Your Middle East:

VEHICLES

13) Use of Computerized Data from Vehicles Discussed by Iowa DOT Director
Link to story on Radio Iowa:

14) GM to Launch Cars that Detect Distracted Driving
Link to article from the Financial Times:


Upcoming Events
Workshop: Towards Standardized Approaches for On-Street Parking – September 19 - Lisbon


Today in Transportation History    
1939 **75th anniversary** Nazi Germany invaded Poland to start World War II.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 29, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

With the Labor Day holiday upon us, it means the ITS 3C Summit is right around the corner!  Take advantage of this joint meeting and gain a broader perspective on the ITS industry and learn more about the future of transportation technology.  Register today! The Gulf Region ITS, ITS Florida, and ITS Georgia state chapters will host the ITS 3C Summit September 14 -  17 in Mobile, Alabama. Highly anticipated general sessions include a DOT CEO Roundtable featuring DOT directors from ten states across the southeast as well as Connected Vehicles and ITS - End User's Perspectives and Applications panel discussions. The expansive Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest and greatest in ITS from over 50 exhibitors. To round out each day’s conference activities, networking events with a local flair will be offered, including an evening aboard the famed USS Alabama, Casino Night benefitting a local charity, and a Dueling Pianos sing-along social event.  If you have already registered for the ITS 3C Summit, remember to begin planning your conference experience by signing up for breakout sessions, training workshops, technical tours, and networking activities. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. The ITS 3C Summit is an invaluable learning experience for any transportation professional and an exciting opportunity to join other industry leaders in sharing new ideas and forging lasting partnerships in a fun and relaxing learning environment. Stay up to date with ITS 3C Summit happenings on the event website www.its3csummit.com.  Enjoy your holiday weekend, and we hope to see you in Mobile in two weeks!


AVIATION

1) American Airlines Fares Back on Orbitz After Deal
Link to AP article:
Link to news release

CAMERAS

2) Levi's Stadium Camera System Keeping Watchful Eye on Traffic, 49ers Fans
Link to story on KPIX-TV:

3) Is Traffic Camera Technology Being Misused?
Link to commentary on Fox News:

CARTOGRAPHY

4) Washington State DOT Mapping Construction 'Hot Spots'
Link to story on KING-TV:

OTHER

5) From Sensors to Big Data: Chicago is Becoming a Smart City
Link to article on SmartData Collective:

6) National Institutes of Standards and Technology Kicks Off Round 2 of SmartAmerica Challenge
Link to article in GCN:
Link to news release

ROADWAYS

7) Highway Safety and Reliability Being Studied on a Virginia 'Smart Road'
Link to story on AASHTO's Transportation TV:

TRANSIT

8) New York City Lawmakers Want More Transparency from MTA on Bedbugs
Link to story on WFUV Radio:

9) Mixed Myki Message Causes Confusion in Victoria
Link to article in The Age:

VEHICLES

10) 'Smart' Car Group Promises Less Oil Use, Better Air
Link to article in The Hill:

11) Drivers Want Their Cars to Get to Know Them Better
Link to article in Computerworld:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
I just hope a Lego bus doesn't pick you up here.


Upcoming Events
Iberian Congress of Parking and Mobility – September 18-19 – Lisbon


Today in Transportation History    
1919 **95th anniversary** Prince Edward Island in Canada lifted its ban on automobiles in the province.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 28, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register now for CVTA’s 5th Annual Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle!

Join the conversation and take home brand-new insights on the toughest topics in the Connected Vehicle space!   Not only can you come find out what’s happening, you’ll also be part of figuring out what’s next!  Fellow thought leaders will include:  Automakers, Tier 1 and 2 Suppliers; Hardware, Software, Telecommunications, and Service Providers; Insurers, and State and Federal government officials.

This year’s event will be held on September 11th, 2014 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, co-located with the 14th ITS World Congress.  Summit attendees are eligible for discounted World Congress Exhibition and Demonstrations passes and hotel rates.  Register today at www.connectedvehicle.org/events – summit attendance is limited to 150!


AVIATION

1) UN Group to Launch Programs to Provide Pilots with Information on War Zones
Link to article in The Hill:

2) New Advocacy Group Urges Spending on Airports, Air-Traffic Control Technology
Link to article in USA Today:

3) For One Student, Dreams of Drone-Based Advertising Take Flight
Link to article in Fortune:

CAMERAS

4) Iowa DOT: I-380 Speed Cameras Don't Comply with Rules
Link to story on KCRG-TV:

OTHER

5) Here for Gear Teased by Nokia on Twitter, Official Announcement Coming Friday
Link to article on AndroidHeadlines:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

6) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Defends Safety Score
Link to article in Transport Topics:

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) South African Government Turns to Tech for Road Safety
Link to article on ITWeb:

8) This Seat Belt Could Stop You from Falling Asleep at the Wheel
Link to article on The Huffington Post:

TELEMATICS

9) The Differences Between Software and Telematics
Link to article in BusinessCar:

VEHICLES

10) Hidden Obstacles for Google's Self-Driving Cars
Link to article in MIT Technology Review:

11) A Driverless Car 'Utopia' Could Soon Be Here, and This Company Will Be Behind It
Link to article on Quartz:

12) GM Drops HD Radio from Some 2015 Models
Link to column in Radio World:
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics


News Releases


Upcoming Events
International Conference Connected Vehicles – September 18 – Brussels


Today in Transportation History    
1609 **405th anniversary** Henry Hudson, and his ship the Half Moon, sailed into Delaware Bay in search of a route to Asia.

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