Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 6, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

TIC for RDS-TMC and TPEG Broadcast Services – Reach More Navigation Devices WorldwideTIC has extended its globally accepted RDS-TMC broadcast solution to TPEG over digital media such as DAB, HD, satellite radio, and mobile telecoms (GPRS, UTMS), reaching even more navigation devices worldwide. TIC supports TPEG applications including Traffic Flow and Prediction (TFP) and Traffic Event Compact (TEC), AROGA-C location referencing, and encryption. Data quality is maintained with a live feedback system. TIC is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution proven in over 100 projects operating worldwide, and can be deployed faster, more affordably, and with less risk than build-your-own solutions.See TIC at GEWI booth #1025 at the ITS World Congress or contact to discuss your requirements.


1) Wireless Networking Settles In on Airplanes
Link to story from Live Science:,2933,447216,00.html

2) UK Government Announces ID-Card Trials
Link to story on,1000000189,39541533,00.htm
Link to news release from the UK Home Office:

3) NextGen Economic Stimulus for Industry and Nation
Link to story from Defense & Aerospace Week:


4) Interview with Gregory Collard, International Business Developer at GPS Prevent
Link to interview in GPS Business News:


5) Electronic Road Pricing Systems Going Green
Link to story in The Strait Times:

6) Indiana Toll Road Lowers Initial Cost of i-Zoom
Link to AP story:


7) Could Smartphones Kill In-Car GPS Systems?
Link to story in PC World:

8) Interview with Corinne Vigreux, TomTom
Link to interview in GPS Business News:


9) European Logistics Sector Seeks Higher Profile
Link to story on EurActiv:


10) Phoenix Launches Light-Rail Safety Campaign
Link to story and video report on KNXV-TV:


11) Two Los Angeles Traffic Engineers Admit Hacking
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,3327448.story
Link to news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office:

12) Imaging Software Makes Bridges Safer
Link to UPI story:

13) Billboards Brighten Los Angeles Night, to the Anger of Many
Link to story in The New York Times:


14) BMW Launches Second Generation iDrive
Link to story in Telematics Update:


15) Rankin Bridge Radio Aimed at Commuters
Link to story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

16) Fall Issue of Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Newsletter Online
Link to newsletter from US DOT:

News Releases
Tele Atlas Urban Maps Launches to Deliver Pedestrian-Specific Content on Mobile Devices
2) Navteq Expands Dynamic Content to Flight Status and Fuel Prices
3) Airbiquity and Altea Announce Joint Development of European Telematics Solution
4) Loopt Announces Agreement to Advance Mass Adoption of Location-Based Services
5) Renault Nissan Alliance and Yokohama City to Pursue Zero Emission Mobility – Will include study of route navigation systems to reduce congestion
6) UC Berkeley, Nokia Turn Mobile Phones into Traffic Probes with Launch of Pilot Traffic-Monitoring Software
7) Sweden Exports Highway Safety

Upcoming Events
Paris Air Show – June 15-21 – Le Bourget, France

Today in Transportation History
1865 – The CSS Shenandoah surrendered. It was the last Confederate ship to surrender.

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1 comment:

Adam said...

Transportation Communications Newsletter is an electronic newsletter published Monday through Friday via Yahoo Groups and Google Groups. The newsletter uses a headline and link format which allows readers to skim the stories and click on only those which are of interest. The newsletter ranks as the top Yahoo Group in the transportation category, based on the number of subscribers.


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