Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 3, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


Tickets Still Available for ITS Connecticut’s Grand Central Terminal Reception

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Connecticut will host a special reception at the Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday, November 18 in New York City. Held during the 15th World Congress on ITS, and co-hosted by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and ITS Connecticut, this event will provide guests with a unique opportunity to network at one of New York City’s oldest and most prominent transportation hubs. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased when you register for the World Congress on ITS at
www.itsworldcongress.org.

AVIATION

1) Airline Loophole: Many Animals' Deaths are Not Tallied
Link to story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2008/11/02/spotlight.html

2) Indian Health Minister: No Liquor Ads at Airports
Link to story in the Hindustan Times:
http://tinyurl.com/63o6vn

3) Lightning-Warning Systems for Use by Airports
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9653

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

4) Malaysian Highway Authority and Plus Expressways to Study Effectiveness of Intelligent Traffic System
Link to story in The New Strait Times:
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Monday/NewsBreak/20081103205214/Article/index_html

GPS / NAVIGATION

5) Dash Networks Pulls Out of GPS Hardware Business
Link to story in PC Magazine:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2333821,00.asp

OTHER

6) Network of National ITS Associations Holds Meeting
Link to story from ERTICO-ITS Europe:
http://www.ertico.com/en/news_and_events/ertico_newsroom/general_news_network_of_national_its_associations_meeting.htm

7) October Issue of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter:
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/tc/its/v10n4.pdf

PEDESTRIANS

8) Facebook Gives Carnegie Mellon Hikers $25,000
Platform will allow hikers to map trips, share advice and compare paths.
Link to story in The Tartan:
http://thetartan.org/2008/11/3/news/facebook
Link to TrailBehind: http://www.trailbehind.com/

ROADWAYS

9) Ohio Trying Harder to Steer Deer Off Roads
Link to story in The Columbus Dispatch:
http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/11/02/deergizmos.ART_ART_11-02-08_B1_APBOSNO.html?sid=101

10) Kiev City Roads Receive €15 Million from EBRD for Intelligent Transportation System
Link to story in The Financial:
http://finchannel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23320&Itemid=15

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) US DOT Launches Web Site to Track Hazardous Materials
Link to story on NextGov:
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20081031_7034.php?zone=ngtoday

12) University of Arizona’s Dust Research has Public Health, Safety Applications
Link to story in the Tucson Citizen:
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/fromtopemails/101432.php

13) Video Games Studied as Training Tool for Older Drivers
Link to Voice of America story and video report:
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-11-03-voa38.cfm

14) Where Fugitives Get Their Name Up in Lights
Digital billboards used for wanted posters.
Link to story in The Star-Ledger:
http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-14/122551353118290.xml&coll=1

TELEMATICS

15) Hyundai Launches Microsoft Joint Venture
Link to story on just-auto:
http://www.just-auto.com/article.aspx?id=96580&lk=dm

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

16) Kentucky’s 511 System Upgraded
Link to story in the Kentucky Post:
http://www.kypost.com/content/news/859/story.aspx?content_id=de8fafb6-8937-4003-9ac3-5f1af9f30af6

17) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to Install TV Monitors Around the Metropolis
Link to Philippine News Agency story:
http://news.balita.ph/2008/11/02/mmda-to-install-tv-monitors-around-the-metropolis/

VEHICLES

18) Cruise to a Digital Beat
From parking itself, to seeing in the dark, to watching out for blindspots, cars of today can do them all.
Link to story from The New Straits Times:
http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring/Motorworld/Story/A1Story20081031-97505.html


News Releases
1)
Delphi and Autonet Mobile Announce Agreement to Develop and Market Mobile Internet Connectivity for Vehicles
2) UK Coastguard Warns of Risks of GPS Reliance After Yacht Crew are Airlifted Off3) Global RFID Market to Reach $5.3 Billion This Year
4) 3rd Dimension Launches New National Mobile Advertising Network
5) FAA Selects Avionics Manufacturers for NextGen Technology


Upcoming Events
Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems Workshop and Product Launch Event – December 10-11 – Berlin
http://www.cvisproject.org/en/product_launch_workshop/registration_details.htm


Today in Transportation History
1973 **35th anniversary** - Mariner 10 was launched on a mission to flyby Venus and Mercury.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/missiondetails.cfm?mission=Mariner10

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