Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

TIC for Traffic Data Capture on PDA’s – create data for conditions on the road.

TIC on PDA’s can be used by commuters, patrols, law enforcement agencies, DOT employees, and contractors, to create, send, and receive traffic and road condition data, directly at the scene. TIC can use GPS data from the PDA to accurately capture locations for accidents, incidents, road works, road conditions such as flooding, traffic congestion, and obstructions. The data can be checked and authorized by operators and used to inform travelers on websites, navigation devices, radio and TV, and to improve the efficient management of DOT resources with more accurate data. 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) Government Offers Little Help for Stuck Air Passengers
Link to AP story:
Link to statement from US Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters:
Link to recommendations from the Tarmac Delay Task Force:

2) Is It a Plane?
Company says it has developed a way to filter confusing radar images caused by wind farms.
Link to story in The Economist:
Link to news release from Cambridge Consultants:

3) Active Pilots Invited to Participate in Traffic Symbol Study
Survey is designed to make the symbols used to display ADS-B traffic information easier to understand.
Link to story on AOPA Online:
Link to study Web site:


4) Limit on Price for Missouri Motor Vehicle Records Overturned
Link to story in The Kansas City Star:


5) Rules on Reel to Rein in Traffic Violators
Police in Ranchi, India consider eliminating traffic fines and creating mandatory awareness programs. Previous public education programs were unsuccessful.
Link to story in The Telegraph:


6) Rural Interstate Corridor Communications Study Report to Congress Now AvailableReport explores potential of rural Interstate highway corridor rights-of-way for the deployment of fiber optic cabling and/or wireless communication infrastructure.
Link to report from the Federal Highway Administration:


7) Human Bug Stymies Traffic Technology
Link to story in the Gulf Times:

News Releases
Western Transportation Institute Installs One of the Country’s Largest Driving Simulators
2) Navteq Announces Navteq Traffic for Microsoft Windows Live FrameIt – Live traffic helps drivers avoid delays
3) Mercedes-Benz TecDay Special Feature: Lane Keeping Assist and Speed Limit Assist

Upcoming Events
NAVITEC 2008 4th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies – December 10-12 - Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Today in Transportation History
1998 **10th anniversary** - DaimlerChrysler was created when Daimler-Benz and Chrysler Corporation merged.

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