Monday, April 16, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 16, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Registration Deadline Extended for U.S. DOT Public Meeting on Integrated Vehicle Based Safety Systems Initiative

The deadline to register for the U.S. DOT public meeting on the Integrated Vehicle Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) Initiative has been extended through Friday, April 20, 2007. Attendance is limited and there are only a few spaces left! The meeting will be held in Ypsilanti, Michigan from April 25-26, 2007 and will present results from the IVBSS program—one of the nine first-tier ITS research initiatives being sponsored by the FHWA’s Joint Program Office. For a copy of the final agenda, meeting documents and registration form, visit

1) Boston’s Logan Airport Gets Radar to Detect Ships
Monitoring could improve flow of air traffic.
Link to story in The Boston Globe:

2) China Launches “Compass” Navigation Satellite
Link to story Xinhua story:

3) Minnesota Highway Project Will Give GPS a Try
Link to AP story:

4) One Day Soon, Smart Cars May Stop Drivers from Making Deadly Mistakes
Link to column in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,1089080.column?coll=orl-news-col

5) “Virtual Humans” Sought for Crash Tests
Link to AP story:

6) Behold the All-Seeing, Self-Parking, Safety-Enforcing, Networked Car
Link to story from Popular Science:

7) High-Tech Taxis for the Disabled
Link to story in Australian IT:,7204,21553513%5E15841%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html

News Releases

1) Container Tracking Pilot Highlights the Benefits of RFID Standards in Port Management

2) GreenLight 1.0 - Interactive Traffic & Weather Solution Launched at NAB 2007

3) Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems/eCall Encouraged by European Parliament

Upcoming Events
6th European Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Service – June 18-20 – Aalborg, Denmark

Today in Transportation History
1953 – The royal yacht, Britannia, was launched in Scotland by Queen Elizabeth II.


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