Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 9, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


CAMERAS

1) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has Its Camera Eyes on the Streets of Metro Manila
Link to Philippines News Agency story:
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=11&rid=179878

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

2) New Zealand Toll Road to Open Ahead of Schedule
Roadway will be New Zealand’s first fully electronic toll road.
Link to story in the Rodney Times:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4812730a23016.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) TomTom Launches Connected Navigation Device in the US
Link to Reuters story:
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssTechMediaTelecomNews/idUSL859022320090108

MARITIME

4) Does Charleston Even Care About Having a Port?
The State Ports Authority failed to accurately gauge public opinion and mount an effective PR campaign.
Link to commentary in the Charleston Regional Business Journal:
http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/26074-op-ed-does-charleston-even-care-about-having-a-port?rss=0

OTHER

5) Interview with Brian Mistele, CEO of Inrix
Link to video interview in GPS Business News:
http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/Exlusive-interview-with-Bryan-Mistele,-CEO-at-INRIX_a1257.html?TOKEN_RETURN

6) Businesses, Travelers Find a Timely Tool in Twitter
Link to story in USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2009-01-06-twitter_N.htm

7) YouTube Clips Unveil Oakland Shooting
Link to story in The Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/08/AR2009010803582.html

ROADWAYS

8) Shanghai Commits to ITS Investment
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=10006

9) Commercial Highway Advertising May be Coming Back
Bush administration has given preliminary approval to floral billboards on Nevada highways.
Link to story in Reno News & Review:
http://www.newsreview.com/reno/Content?oid=893433

SAFETY / SECURITY

10) New York City Police Study Way to Jam Cell Phones in an Attack
Link to story in The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/09/nyregion/09kelly.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

11) Bush, Obama Reps to Have Disaster Drill
Link to AP story:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h_U1qqhrUJZOxUPGwLKjXgfE2_BQD95JQ1N80

12) Higher Level Communications
Satellite service for government promises independent communications link for disaster response.
Link to story in Government Computer News:
http://gcn.com/articles/2009/01/09/higher-level-communications.aspx

13) US Federal Emergency Management Agency Starts Channel on YouTube
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
http://fcw.com/articles/2009/01/08/fema-starts-channel-on-youtube.aspx
Link to FEMA YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/FEMA

14) OASIS Approves Emergency Data Exchange Standards
Link to story in Government Computer News:
http://gcn.com/articles/2009/01/08/oasis-approves-emergency-data-exchange-standards.aspx

TELEMATICS

15) Ford Touts Its Leadership in In-Car Connectivity
Link to CNET News story:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-10138054-52.html?tag=newsLatestHeadlinesArea.0
Text of Ford CEO’s speech:
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090108/AUTO01/901080492/1361

16) Inside Ford/Microsoft’s Next-Gen Sync
Link to story in PC Magazine:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2338595,00.asp

17) Continental Warns eCall Project has Stalled
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=9967

18) Car Talk
Technology is enabling vehicles to share updates in real-time that can enhance safety, peace of mind.
Link to CTW Features story:
http://www.mercurynews.com/weekenddrive/ci_11415790

TRANSIT

19) Cal Poly Pomona Develops Small Transit System for Mass Use
Signs and Web site tell when buses will arrive and how full they are.
Link to story in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune:
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_11410113
Link to Bronco Express site:
http://www.broncoshuttle.com/
Link to additional information on EDAPTS:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/newtech/operations/edapts/index.htm

20) Raging Against Busted Fare Machines – Again
TriMet posts video on broken fare machines, riders creates Web page tracking problems and post YouTube videos.
Link to blog in The Oregonian:
http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2009/01/a_rider_revolt_as_man_runs_fro.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

21) Going Online to Get Through I-20 Traffic Mess
Link to story and video report on WJBF-TV:
http://www.wjbf.com/jbf/news/state_regional/georgia/article/going_online_to_get_through_i-20_traffic_mess/9951/

22) Real-Time Traffic is New Arena for HD Radio
Link to story in Radio World:
http://www.rwonline.com/article/72632

VEHICLES

23) Hitting the Brakes: Smart Cars of Future Will Prevent Collisions
Link to Motor Matters story:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/08/BAI0154IA7.DTL

24) Car-Friendly Gadgets from CES
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:
http://blogs.wsj.com/autoshow/2009/01/09/car-friendly-gadgets-from-ces/?mod=yahoo_hs


News Releases
1)
Digital Entertainment, In-Vehicle Technologies and Keynotes Launch the 2009 International CES
2) Toyota Announces Strategic Partnerships for Its All-New Telematics Programs: Safety Connect and Lexus Enform
3) Tellme Enters Automotive Market


Upcoming Events
7th Austroads Bridge Conference – May 26-29 – Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.austroads2009.co.nz/


Friday Bonus
The power of negative advertising.
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/10/14/fiat-owner-gets-revenge-for-unreliable-van/


Today in Transportation History
1964 **45th anniversary** - Rioting takes place in the Panama Canal Zone over sovereignty.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/panama-riots.htm

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1 comment:

LeD'z said...

the number one on the list caught my attention...
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