Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

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


1) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has Its Camera Eyes on the Streets of Metro Manila
Link to Philippines News Agency story:


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:


3) TomTom Launches Connected Navigation Device in the US
Link to Reuters story:


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:


5) Interview with Brian Mistele, CEO of Inrix
Link to video interview in GPS Business News:,-CEO-at-INRIX_a1257.html?TOKEN_RETURN

6) Businesses, Travelers Find a Timely Tool in Twitter
Link to story in USA Today:

7) YouTube Clips Unveil Oakland Shooting
Link to story in The Washington Post:


8) Shanghai Commits to ITS Investment
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:

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:


10) New York City Police Study Way to Jam Cell Phones in an Attack
Link to story in The New York Times:

11) Bush, Obama Reps to Have Disaster Drill
Link to AP story:

12) Higher Level Communications
Satellite service for government promises independent communications link for disaster response.
Link to story in Government Computer News:

13) US Federal Emergency Management Agency Starts Channel on YouTube
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
Link to FEMA YouTube channel:

14) OASIS Approves Emergency Data Exchange Standards
Link to story in Government Computer News:


15) Ford Touts Its Leadership in In-Car Connectivity
Link to CNET News story:
Text of Ford CEO’s speech:

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

17) Continental Warns eCall Project has Stalled
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:

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:


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:
Link to Bronco Express site:
Link to additional information on EDAPTS:

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:


21) Going Online to Get Through I-20 Traffic Mess
Link to story and video report on WJBF-TV:

22) Real-Time Traffic is New Arena for HD Radio
Link to story in Radio World:


23) Hitting the Brakes: Smart Cars of Future Will Prevent Collisions
Link to Motor Matters story:

24) Car-Friendly Gadgets from CES
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:

News Releases
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

Friday Bonus
The power of negative advertising.

Today in Transportation History
1964 **45th anniversary** - Rioting takes place in the Panama Canal Zone over sovereignty.

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1 comment:

LeD'z said...

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