Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 17, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Georgia Will Get Only Part of Data from New Traffic Sensors
Link to Cox News Service story:
Link to agreement between Georgia DOT and
Link to GA 511:

2) How to Forecast Traffic Jams Days in Advance
Sensors embedded in German roadways monitor traffic patterns and provide information to help avoid future jams.
Link to story in Der Spiegel:,1518,499901,00.html
Link to current and forecast Autobahn traffic conditions:

3) Chinese Media Told to Play Up Positives of Traffic Test
Link to story in The Washington Post:

4) Illinois Parents Can Check Up on Kids’ Driving
New law will allow parents to look at children’s driving records on Internet.
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,1,1907399.story

5) Cleveland Mobile Traffic Cameras Challenged
Ordinance says city must notify public.
Link to story in The Plain Dealer:
Link to City of Cleveland ordinance: (scroll down to 413.031 g)

6) Spotted from the Air
In a world first, Spain’s traffic authorities are to control speeding using helicopters with advanced radar equipment.
Link to story in Sur:

7) FAA to Unveil New Technology for Runway Incursion
Link to story in Aviation Daily:

8) New York MTA Wants to Reach Out and Text You
Link to story in amNew York:,0,1680668.story

9) Massachusetts Truck Drivers to Get High-Tech Boost in Finding Parking Spot
Link to story in The Sun Chronicle:

10) Traffic Reports Beamed Live to Your GPS
Australian cars and GPS navigation systems will soon display real-time traffic information.
Link to story in the Sydney Morning Herald:
Link to news release from Intelematics Australia:

11) Congestion Control
Increased flights present air traffic control issues for India.
Link to story in Express Travel World:

12) Interoperability Grant Guidelines Revised by National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Link to story in Washington Technology:
Link to revised guidelines from NTIA:

13) New Use Found for Bluetooth
Can be used to help disabled drivers operate automobiles.
Link to story on just-auto:

News Releases

1) Markets for Automotive Camera Systems to Exceed $100 Million by 2012

Upcoming Events
Airports Council International-North America Conference and Exhibition – September 30-October 3 – Kansas City, Missouri

Friday Bonus
I wonder what the officer wrote under make and model.

Today in Transportation History
1897 **110th anniversary** W.B. Purvis patents the electric railway switch.


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