Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 14, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) Smart Systems Ensure Smooth Traffic During 2008 Olympics
Link to story and video report on China Central Television:

2) Nissan to Equip 'Fuga' with 'Intelligent Pedal,' 'Intelligent Cruise Control'
Link to Nikkei story:
Link to news release from Nissan:

3) Ford Gets Sirius with Travel Link
New service to provide weather, traffic, more.
Link to story on The Car Connection:

4) Hand-Held Device Translates Airport Commands to Spanish
Link to story in The Des Moines Register:

5) A Wake-Up Call Behind the Wheel
New safety systems aim to save lives by warning sleepy drivers.
Link to story on ForbesAutos:

6) New Mexico DOT Beefs Up Road Hotline in Time for Winter
Link to story in the New Mexico Business Weekly:

7) On the Radio: KFI’s Mike Nolan Among a Slew of Los Angeles Area Traffic Reporters Silenced by Layoffs
Link to story in the Ocean County Register:

News Releases

Vitronic Celebrates Completion of New Production Facility and Remodelling of HQ
2) ECT Saves Lives with Drowsy Driver Detection Technology
3) ERTICO – ITS Europe Announces Appointment of New CEO
4) Stakeholders Gather to Discuss Future of European Field Operational Tests

Upcoming Events
EuroRail 2008 – February 25-28 – Milan, Italy

Friday Bonus
They don’t teach this in traffic-directing school.

Today in Transportation History
1907 **100th anniversary** – The schooner, Thomas W. Lawson, is destroyed in a storm off the Isles of Scilly.

December 16 – 1947 **60th anniversary** - The first transistor is built.


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