Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 11, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Texas Transportation Study Criticized for Violating Privacy
Cameras used to videotape license plates.
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2) Air Traffic Control Failure is Examined
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3) Rhode Island Airport Testing Runway-Debris Detection System
Link to story in The Providence Journal: (may require free registration)

4) Airlines OK Standard for Cell Phone Check-In
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5) Advanced Radar System Getting First Civilian Use
Link to story in The Norman Transcript:

6) Beijing Upgrades Metro for Passengers’ Convenience
Underground cell service, Braille signs among planned improvements.
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7) RFID: A Technology to Help Bring Your Luggage Home
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:

8) Car Insurers’ Devices Track Teen Drivers
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9) Temporary Cell Towers Studied for New York’s Adirondack Northway
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10) Some Kiosks Now Serve Multiple Airlines
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11) YouTube Lets Users Map Videos onto Google Earth
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12) TransLink Prepares New Web Site
Link to story in The Province:

News Releases

1) Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers Can Swap Roles with New Technology

2) Global Telematics Sales on the Rise: Annual Telematics Sales to Reach 30 Million by 2015

3) SBD Shines Spotlight on Telematics and Navigation in China

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Broadband Wireless Networks & Emergency Response Crisis - Lessons Learned from the Minneapolis Bridge Collapse – October 25

Today in Transportation History
1982 **25th anniversary** - After 437 years at the bottom of the Solent, the Mary Rose, flagship of King Henry VIII, was raised to the surface.


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