Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Federal Report Says Airport Lighting Was a Factor in Taxiway Landing at Newark
Link to AP story:

2) Feds Call for Alerts on All Air Gliders
National Transportation Safety Board says all gliders should be required to operate with devices that alert air traffic controllers and other aircraft to their presence.
Link to AP story:
Link to safety recommendation from the NTSB:


3) Hitting a Wall in Berlin Over GPS
T-Mobile refuses to sell Nokia phones with GPS service.
Link to story in the International Herald Tribune:


4) US Department of Homeland Security Says Responders Resistant to Communications Sharing
Link to story from CongressDaily:

5) Can Nighttime Vision Aids Reduce Car Accidents?
Link to story in Fortune:

6) Quebec, Nova Scotia Join Phone and Drive Ban
Link to story in The Globe and Mail:

7) New Technology Makes School Bus Rides Safer
Buses will be equipped with a license plate reader to snap pictures of vehicles which illegally pass buses.
Link to story on News 10 Now:


8) GM's OnStar Upgrades Navigational Services
Link to story in Edmunds Inside Line:

9) In-Car Technology – How Much is Too Much?
Link to story in U.S. News & World Report:

10) When Will Cars Drive Themselves?
Link to story in Condé Nast Portfolio:


11) National Smart Card Scheme Arrives in UK
But MPs highlight integration challenges for buses and question whether the rail industry is ready.
Link to story in Computing:

12) Technology is Key Layer to Security Transit
Link to story in Metro:


13) Podcast: Deep Dive into Real-Time Traffic and Location-Based Advertising on Mobile Handsets
Link to interview with Tim Lorello, Senior Vice President of TeleCommunications Systems by Directions Magazine:

14) New Solar Panels Collecting Seattle Traffic Data Every 60 Seconds
Link to story in Queen Anne News:

News Releases
Free Weather and Traffic Applications Now on Mobile from the Weather Network
2) XM NavTraffic Expands to 22 New 2009 General Motors Vehicle Models
3) Second Railroad Joins FRA Risk Reduction Pilot Program Permitting Confidential Reporting of ‘Close Call’ Incidents
4) TrafficCast’s Dynaflow to Provide Speed Data for GeoMicro’s Mobium GPS Application
5) Throw Your Maps Away: Nuance Mobile and TeleNav Deliver Speech-Enabled GPS Navigation to Mobile Phones
6) Boeing Demonstrates "Landing System of the Future" for Military Observers, with ARINC Support

Upcoming Events
Red Light Camera System Development and Placement for Intersection Safety Web Seminar – May 20

Today in Transportation History
1513 **495th anniversary** - Juan Ponce de León is believed to have become the first European known to set foot in present day Florida.


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