Monday, March 26, 2007

Monday, March 26, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 26, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


Engineers, Policy Analysts needed at the California Center for Innovative Transportation

The California Center for Innovative Transportation (CCIT), part of UC Berkeley, facilitates and implements the development, commercialization, and deployment of promising transportation systems and technologies. CCIT is looking for bright individuals with either an engineering or a policy/business background to work on a unique set of transportation technology projects involving technical design and development, business, policy and organizational analyses, as well as field deployments.

CCIT is a unique organization where research meets implementation. This position is a great opportunity to bring your expertise to bear on truly transformational projects at the cutting-edge of transportation technology and practices.

For more information, please visit our web site at
www.calccit.org or apply directly at http://jobs.berkeley.edu and check our job requisitions 5861, 5862, and 6020. EOE


1) Will Your Automobile Become a Tattle-Tale?
New technology, research fosters debate over crash data and driver privacy.
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB117466302594446875-AFDv13JlhRaPyu6lyEoxWj3tCp8_20080324.html

2) BMW’s “Talking Car” to Beat Traffic
Link to Indo-Asian News Service story:
http://www.ibnlive.com/news/bmws-talking-car-to-beat-traffic-jams/36918-11.html

3) Disaster Systems Attract Interest
Tech industry peddles emergency systems to the government.
Link to Newhouse News Service story:
http://www.statesman.com/business/content/business/stories/technology/03/25/25disasterbiz.html

4) US Senate Bill Would Shelter Unsightly Billboards
Link to story in USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-03-25-billboards-bill_N.htm

5) US Homeland Security Secretary Visits Washington State to Endorse Security-Enhanced Driver's IDs
Link to story in The Seattle Times:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003633800_chertoff24m.html

6) Monitoring System to Relieve Shanghai Traffic Congestion
Link to story from Echo Hu:
http://english.eastday.com/eastday/englishedition/metro/userobject1ai2710656.html

7) Traffic Reports by Phone are Free
Link to story in the San Jose Mercury News:
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_5522625

8) Choosing Sides in the Spectrum Debate
Link to story in Washington Technology:
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/online/1_1/30303-1.html

9) Scientists Tout Driverless Model Car as Prototype for Real Thing
Link to story in InformationWeek:
http://www.informationweek.com/industries/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=198700030

10) New I-70 Traffic Channel Launched in Colorado
Link to story in The Aspen Times:
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20070325/NEWS/103250071/0/FRONTPAGE


News Releases

1) Viva! Vision Announces LiveTraffic, a New Application for Mobile Customers in Mexico
http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=118431


Upcoming Events
International Airfield Operations Area Expo & Conference – June 3-5 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
http://www.aoaexpo.com


Today in Transportation History
1932 – The founder of Cadillac and Lincoln, Henry Martyn Leland, dies in Detroit.
http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfbhl/wiu/henry.htm

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