Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) EU Deadlocked Over Funding For Galileo Satnav Project
Link to AFP story:
Link to further information from the EU:

2) New York City Mayor: Get Surveillance Cameras for Buses, Trains
Link to story in the Daily News:

3) Technology to Take Over – The Future of Traffic
Report on this week’s ITS Georgia meeting.
Link to story in The Augusta Chronicle: (requires free registration)

4) Cars Talking to Each Other Could Improve Safety
Link to column in the Detroit Free Press:

5) US Airline Data Available on the Web
Databank provides details and analysis of airline data back to 1995.
Link to UPI story:
Link to Airline Data Project:

6) Chicago Transit Authority Fare Cards Annoy Riders
Link to story in the Chi-Town Daily News:

7) Far EasTones Tunes to Motorists
Drivers will be able to watch TV, browse e-mails and obtain traffic information through Far EasTone's new wireless device.
Link to story from the Taipei Times:

8) Using FPGAs for Advanced Collision Avoidance Systems
Link to story in EE Times:

9) Denver Boot Now Made for Talkin’, Drivin’ Away
Parking scofflaws can settle tickets by phone, then punch a code into a keypad on the device to disarm it.
Link to story in The Denver Post:

10) EU Officials Agree to Mesh Alert Systems for Missing Children
Link to AP story:

11) Micron Bets the Cars Will Have Eyes for You
Company plans to announce a new image sensor for cars that can keep an eye on you as well as on the road.
Link to CNET News story:
Link to news release from Micron:

12) Garmin's New Software Turns Smartphones Into GPS Devices
Link to story in InformationWeek:

13) Real-Time Traveler Information Services Business Models: State of the Practice Review
Link to publication from the Federal Highway Administration:

Upcoming Events
Web Conference: Talking Operations: Traffic Incident Management Performance Measurement – October 10

Today in Transportation History
1961 – The United Auto Workers call their first company-wide strike against the Ford Motor Company.,9171,939280,00.html


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