Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) FAA Approves Helicopter-Warning System

Link to AP article:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/33296212

Link to news release from Honeywell:

http://www51.honeywell.com/honeywell/news-events/press-releases-details/10.13.09HelicopSafetySys.html?c=31

2) Garmin: Innovating Through Tough Times

Link to article in Flying:

http://www.flyingmag.com/avionics/1785/garmin-innovating-through-tough-times.html

OTHER

3) Some States Forgo Road Signs on Stimulus Program

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/us/14sign.html

ROADWAYS

4) New York: Tougher Penalties for Truckers Who Hit Bridges

Measure would require trucks to use GPS specifically meant for commercial vehicles, noting where those vehicles are not permitted.

Link to article in The Journal News:

http://www.lohud.com/article/20091014/NEWS05/910140366/-1/newsfront/Tougher%20penalties%20for%20truckers%20who%20hit%20bridges

5) Should Radar-Detecting Phone Apps be Illegal?

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/should-radar-detecting-phone-apps-be-illegal

SAFETY / SECURITY

6) Support in US Senate for Cell Phone Driving Ban

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-distracted-driving14-2009oct14,0,4546212.story

7) Boston to Pilot Solar-Powered Evacuation System

Link to article in Government Technology:

http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/731062?elq=588c165c8ff74307b58de2a30d295e8c

Link to news release from the Boston Mayor’s Office:

http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=4388

8) How Dow Chemical Trains Towns to Handle Hazmat Situations

Link to IDG News Service interview:

http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=53BDECAB-1A64-6A71-CEB00C6BC8F5CC9F

TELEMATICS

9) European Regulators Seek to Harmonize M2M-Based Projects

Link to article in Telecommunications:

http://www.telecommagazine.com/newsglobe/article.asp?HH_ID=AR_5772

TRANSIT

10) NJ Transit Upgrades Web Site

Link to article in The Daily Journal:

http://www.thedailyjournal.com/article/20091014/NEWS01/910140357

Link to site: http://www.njtransit.com

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) Roads and Traffic Authority ‘Did All It Could’ for Crash

Link to article in The Coffs Coast Advocate:

http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/story/2009/10/14/rta-says-it-did-all-that-it-could/

12) Interview with Head of Product Management for BMW Group’s Telematics Program ‘ConnectedDrive’

Link to interview in Telematics Update:

http://social.telematicsupdate.com/content/exclusive-interview-bmw

VEHICLES

13) Hybrid Cars May Include Fake Vroom for Safety

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/automobiles/14hybrid.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Upcoming Events

Polis Conference 2009 – December 10-11 – Brussels

http://www.polis-online.org/index.php?id=487

Today in Transportation History

1939 **70th anniversary** - The British battleship, HMS Royal Oak was sunk by a German U-boat with a loss of 833 lives.

http://www.hmsroyaloak.co.uk/

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