Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 4, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

TIC for RDS-TMC and TPEG Broadcast Services - Reach More Navigation Devices Worldwide

TIC 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. TIC is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution proven in over 100 projects operating worldwide, including being used to provide Interoperability between legacy systems, 511 Services, to generate Traffic Flows & Predictive models, for Traffic Alerts, Traffic Plans & Simulations, report on Work Zones & Road Conditions, and more. As a COTS solution, TIC can be deployed faster, more affordably, and with less risk than build-your-own solutions. Contact to discuss your requirements.


1) Avoiding Goof-Ups: Indian Airports Rely on Human Eye
Link to story in The Times of India:

2) Common GPS Could Help Better Track Airline Flights
Link to AP story:,0,4995854.story

3) Federal Aviation Administration Approves Safety-Reporting Program at American Airlines
Link to AP story:

4) Upgrading Avionics and Air Traffic Management in Tandem Takes Time and Patience
Link to story in Military & Aerospace Electronics:


5) Traffic Light Camera Provider Nestor Put in Receivership
Link to story in The Providence Journal:

6) Speed Cameras on US Highways?
Link to story from AOL Autos:


7) RIM Acquires Dash Navigation
Link to story in InformationWeek:;jsessionid=QUVGT1NWVHH4UQSNDLPCKH0CJUNN2JVN


8) Washington State Ferries Thinking About Reservation System
Link to story in The Seattle Times:


9) US Officials Very Interested in VMT/Road Use Charges – ITS America People
Link to story in TOLLROADnews:


10) Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band
Link to order from the Federal Communications Commission:


11) Telematics Industry Relying on Partnerships, Customer Demand, to Survive Auto Crisis
Link to column in the Michigan Business Review:


12) Edmonton Transit to Test Smart Cards
Link to story in the Edmonton Sun:

13) Detroit Department of Transportation Unveils More Informative Bus Signs
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:


14) Seattle’s Bing Trucks Give Real-Time Traffic, Travel Updates
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

15) Montego Bay, Jamaica to Implement Traffic Management System
Link to story in the Jamaica Observer:


16) Telematics Detroit: Toy Store for In-Vehicle Infotainment
Link to story on WWJ Radio:

17) New BMW’s Drive Themselves (Almost)
A new driver-assistance system in the works by BMW means older drivers won't have to hang up their keys -- or their independence.
Link to story in Popular Science:

News Releases
Iteris Awarded $1.5 Million Inland Empire 511 Traveler Information System Contract2) Get Connected with Complimentary Wi-Fi from US Airways

Upcoming Events
International Public Works Conference – September 6-10 – Melbourne

Today in Transportation History
1939 **70th anniversary** - The St. Louis, carrying 936 Jewish refugees, was refused permission to land in the US. Many of the passengers died in the Holocaust after returning to Europe.

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