Monday, November 12, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 12, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Galileo Satellite Plan Should be Scraped, UK Lawmakers Say
Link to Bloomberg story:
Germany, France Want Galileo Solution by End of November
Link to Reuters story:
Link to UK Parliament Transport Committee news release:

2) Database on New Zealand Traffic En Route
National traffic database will provide information on the number of vehicles traveling on New Zealand roads and their speeds.
Link to story in The Dominion Post:

3) Eye in the Sky Could Check Rural South Dakota Roads
Unmanned helicopters could monitor road surface conditions.
Link to AP story:
Link to further information from the Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence:

4) New System to Move Shipping Containers May be Tested in Texas Next Year
Shuttles would transport containers via rails through computerized system.
Link to story in the Caller-Times:
Link to further information from the Texas Transportation Institute:

5) Europe Focuses on Better Coordinated Maritime Security
Link to story from Jane’s Information Group:
Link to further information from Security & Defence Agenda:

6) US Transportation Security Administration Set to Test Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card Reader Technology
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

7) Terrorist Screening Chief: Biometrics Crucial to Accuracy
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

8) All Volkswagens Will Get Touch-Screen Systems
Link to story in AutoWeek:

9) DARPA Race Pushes Robotics Forward
Link to CNET News story:

10) Web Surfers Can Take the Internet Along for the Ride
Despite some potholes, WiMAX allows high-speed Web access from a car.
Link to story in The New York Times:

11) Connecticut’s Highway Cameras See but Don’t Tell
Link to story in The Day:

12) TomTom Unveils Traffic Information Service
Link to Reuters story:
Link to news release from TomTom:

News Releases

ARINC Steps Up Its Commitment to Support Aviation in the Middle East
2) deCarta and INRIX Deliver Industry First: Predictive Traffic Now Available Via a Location-Based Services Platform

Upcoming Events
Eleventh Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium – November 30 – Minneapolis

Today in Transportation History
2001 – An American Airlines flight en route from JFK Airport to Santo Domingo crashes shortly after takeoff killing 260 people.


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