Friday, July 6, 2007

Friday, July 6, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 6, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Connected Cars ‘Promise Safer Roads’
Link to BBC News story and video:

2) Michigan City to Test Emergency Vehicle Warning System
Link to AP story:
Link to further information from E-Light:

3) Some Say FAA Move Could Hide Midair Collision Risk
Link to story in USA Today:

4) EU Experts Call for Unified Air Space
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the EU:

5) The Skies Get Unfriendly
Messages in airline in-flight magazines angers business aviation group.
Link to story in Forbes:

6) Oregon Highway Workers Role in Answer to Major Accidents
Link to story in The Oregonian:

7) Flight Delays: Worse than Reported?
Reporting changes may more accurately reflect time passengers are waiting.
Link to story in Time:,8599,1640183,00.html

8) Heathrow to Trial RFID Tags for Baggage
Link to story in The Register:

9) Taipei’s E-Bus System Set for Big Expansion
Will provide real-time information for over 4,000 buses on 300 routes.
Link to story in the Taipei Times:

10) Emergence of New Tier One Telematics Suppliers Could Accelerate Telematics Growth
Link to story in Telematics Journal:

11) Merger or Not, Carmakers are Attuned to Satellite Radio
One of four vehicles sold equipped with XM, Sirius.
Link to story in AutoWeek:

12) Anti-Terrorism Measure Would Require Changes to US Alert System
Link to story from National Journal’s Technology Daily:
Link to Congressional Research Service report:

13) Australia’s National Roads and Motorists’ Association Calls for Car Surveillance via GPS
Link to Australian Associated Press story:

14) Emergency Responders Call for Network Solution
Link to story in WirelessWeek:

15) Oh, Behave! New Ads Aimed at Teens on Buses
Link to story and video in the Star Tribune:

16) Shared Platform Averts Crisis
European WIN project provides a shared platform that integrates data and manages workflow between risk and crisis management agencies and their service providers.
Link to story on ICT Results:

17) Leadership Talks – Eyes on the Road
An interview with Chet Huber, President of OnStar.
Link to interview in GPS World:

18) Mechatronics Transforms Driving Experience
Link to story in EE Times:

19) Port Aransas, Texas Ferry Cams Now Available on Internet
Link to story in the Caller-Times:
Link to ferry cams:

20) Idaho Scenic Byways Web Site Launched
Link to story in the Idaho Mountain Express and Guide:
Link to site:

21) Honolulu Web Site to Warn Motorists about Construction
Link to story on KITV-TV:
Link to DriveAkamai site:

22) June Issue of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter:

Upcoming Events
The IASTED International Conference on Telematics – Telematics 2007 – August 29-31 - Würzburg, Germany

Friday Bonus
In a unique marketing ploy Target puts their signature red on a highway and cleverly poses one of their trucks.

Today in Transportation History
1952 – Trams complete their final runs in London.


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