Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 3, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Delta to Filter Wi-Fi Sites
Link to story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

2) FAA Reopens ADS-B Comment Period
Link to story on the Aero-News Network:
Link to notice in the Federal Register from the Federal Aviation Administration:

3) Airlines Serve Ads to a Captive Audience
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,7718313.story


4) Navteq Plan Skirts Vehicle-Install GPS Navigation
The low-cost technology can be implemented on credit card-sized circuit boards or even distributed in vehicles' electronics architecture.
Link to story in InformationWeek:
Link to news release from Navteq:

5) Solar Activity: Is There Aspirin for this GNSS Headache?
Link to story in GPS World:

6) Nokia Developing Indoor GPS for Malls and Airports
Link to story on Mobile Burn:

7) From Russia, with Love
At look at GLONASS; where it’s come from and what it could become.
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:


8) Biometric Passport Opponents Force Vote in Switzerland
Swiss citizens are expected to vote on whether they want passports and identity cards embedded with their biometric information.
Link to story on swissinfo:

9) California Outlaws RFID Card Skimming
Link to story in Computerworld:


10) Banners in Local Languages to Spread Traffic Awareness at Rail Crossings in India
Link to story in The Statesman:


11) Grade-Crossing Deaths are True Rail Problem
Link to editorial in the Los Angeles Daily News:


12) Rethink Spending on Anti-terrorism, Report Says
Link to story in USA Today:


13) In the Driver’s Seat
The Big 3 US automakers – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler – each have some kind of connectivity strategy.
Link to story in Wireless Week:

News Releases
NHTSA and NTIA Unveil Grant Program to Help States Upgrade 911 Services

Upcoming Events
The 2nd Annual Port Logistics & Shipping China 2008 – November 3-4 – Shanghai

Friday Bonus
American’s ten most confusing traffic signs.

Today in Transportation History
1985 - Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off on its maiden voyage.

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