Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 15, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Spectrum Public Safety Plan Meets Resistance
A plan for private investors to build a national wireless network for emergency responders has sparked debate on who should own the spectrum and the network.
Link to IDG News Service story:

2) Mercedes-Benz Reveals the Brave New World of Safety Features
Link to story on Edmunds Inside Line:
Link to further information from Mercedes-Benz:

3) Stanford Robot Passes Driving Test
Link to CNET News story:

4) Auto-Nav Sales to Triple by 2012
Link to story in GPS World:

5) Transcript from June 22 T3 Webinar “Core Suite of ITS Technologies for Transit Agencies” Now Available
Link to transcript from US DOT:

News Releases

1) What Does the Future Hold for Western Europe's Advanced Traffic Management Industry?

2) UK Highways Agency and Freight Transport Association Plan to Improve Travel Information for Freight Drivers

Upcoming Events
Texas Transportation Forum – July 18-20 – Austin, Texas

Friday Bonus
If you think this is strange, you should see what they’re watching on the space shuttle!

Today in Transportation History
1927 **80th anniversary** - General Electric demonstrated the first radio communication between a locomotive and a caboose on a moving train. (page 10)

2007 – The Lötschberg Tunnel, the world’s longest land tunnel, opens in Switzerland.


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