Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 10, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


The 2nd Annual Navigation Europe 2007 Conference & Exhibition (June, 6-7, The Amsterdam Marriott Hotel) is the only place where you will find out how to turn in-car and portable navigation systems into mass market products.
The conference will show you how to exploit new market opportunities to increase customer uptake and maximise your revenue potential.
Top level industry executives from companies such as Ford, BMW, Nissan, Panasonic, Jentro, Blaupunkt, T-Traffic, Vodafone, Orange, Nokia will be doing insightful presentations and participating in panel debates.

Click here for more information:
www.telematicsupdate.com/info/306

Contact Precksha Saksena at
Precksha@telematicsupdate.com or + 44 (0) 207 375 7198


1) EU to Finance Galileo Satellite Program
Link to story in the International Herald Tribune:
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/05/10/business/galileo.php

2) Port of Tacoma Picked to Test Cargo DetectionLink to story in The Seattle Times:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003700707_port10.html

3) Oregon Says No to $665 Million Radio
Plans for statewide public safety radio network shelved.
Link to story in The Oregonian:
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1178686503247680.xml&coll=7

4) GM Sued Over OnStar Change
Link to story in The Detroit News:
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070510/AUTO01/705100380/1148/rss25

5) Signage Questions After Fatal Rail Crash
Link to story in The Record:
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070510/A_NEWS/705100337

6) $5 Million Center to Tackle Brisbane Traffic Woes
Link to story in the Brisbane Times:
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/queensland/5m-centre-to-tackle-traffic-woes/2007/05/10/1178390444783.html

7) Taxi Commission Approves Touch-Screen Monitors for All New York City Cabs
Link to AP story:
http://www.silive.com/newsflash/metro/index.ssf?/base/news-25/1178811922114290.xml&storylist=simetro

8) Ideas Conceived for Use in Space May Help Highway Safety, Air Travel
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4790808.html

9) Visionaries Provide Sensation of Automotive Safety
Link to Scripps Howard News Service story:
http://www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=AUTOS-05-10-07

10) Central Ohio Transit Authority to Wipe Buses Clean of Exterior Advertisements
Link to story in The Columbus Dispatch:
http://www.columbusdispatch.com/dispatch/content/local_news/stories/2007/05/10/BUSADS.ART_ART_05-10-07_B4_2R6LFRP.html

11) National Weather Service Providing Crosswind Information for Airports on Web
Link to article in The Front:
http://www.weather.gov/os/aviation/pdfs/front-may07.pdf

12) ITS: Green Car, Green Driver, Green Route
Link to PowerPoint presentation by Neil Schuster, ITS America President & CEO:
http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/filesDB-download.php?command=download&id=1348

13) Weather Applications and Products Enabled Through Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) - Feasibility and Concept Development Study
Link to further information from US DOT:
http://www.itsdocs.fhwa.dot.gov//JPODOCS/REPTS_TE//14350.htm


Upcoming Events
ETNITE Workshop – June 19 – Aalborg, Denmark
http://www.ertico.com/en/news_and_events/ertico_newsroom/etnite_announces_final_workshop_19_june_2007_aalborg_denmark.htm


Today in Transportation History
1869 – The Transcontinental railroad is completed across the United States.
http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/rail.html

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