Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 8, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Pilots Slow to Buy New Digital Emergency Beacons
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to additional information on SARSAT:


2) VII is Now IntelliDrive
Links to additional information from US DOT: (letter from RITA Administrator) (FAQ sheet) (IntelliDrive Web site)


3) Port Authority of NY & NJ to Post Inspections of Airports, Bus and Train Terminals, Bridges, Tunnels and Port Facilities
Agency will make internal inspection reports public to show facilities are safe.
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from the Port Authority:

4) ‘Homeland Security’ Show an Incomplete Picture
New television reality show provides an inside look at homeland security employees.
Link to column in The Washington Post:
Link to additional information on Homeland Security U.S.A.:


5) Ford’s Sync Adds Interactive Features
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:


6) Say What? Wisconsin’s New Road Info Line Struggles to Understand Callers
Link to AP story:


7) Local TV Stations Go Mobile in Phones, Cars
Link to story in PC Magazine:,2817,2338415,00.asp
Link to additional information from the Open Mobile Video Coalition:

News Releases
Ford Truck Owners Take the Office on the Road with LogMeIn
2) GE Expands Award-Winning Telematics Solution to Canada
3) Navigon Expands Pool of Downloadable Content for Its GPS Navigators, Including Red-Light Camera Warnings and a European Map
4) ATX Forms Strategic Partnership with Toyota to Launch US Telematics Program

Upcoming Events
ITE 2009 Technical Conference – March 22-25 – Phoenix

Today in Transportation History
1979 **30th anniversary** - The tanker Betelgeuse exploded off the Irish coast.

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