Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Approves Helicopter-Warning System

Link to AP article:

Link to news release from Honeywell:

2) Garmin: Innovating Through Tough Times

Link to article in Flying:


3) Some States Forgo Road Signs on Stimulus Program

Link to article in The New York Times:


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:

5) Should Radar-Detecting Phone Apps be Illegal?

Link to article in The New York Times:


6) Support in US Senate for Cell Phone Driving Ban

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,4546212.story

7) Boston to Pilot Solar-Powered Evacuation System

Link to article in Government Technology:

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

8) How Dow Chemical Trains Towns to Handle Hazmat Situations

Link to IDG News Service interview:


9) European Regulators Seek to Harmonize M2M-Based Projects

Link to article in Telecommunications:


10) NJ Transit Upgrades Web Site

Link to article in The Daily Journal:

Link to site:


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

Link to article in The Coffs Coast Advocate:

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

Link to interview in Telematics Update:


13) Hybrid Cars May Include Fake Vroom for Safety

Link to article in The New York Times:

Upcoming Events

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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.


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