Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for INRIX’s Free Webinar on How Crowdsourcing GPS Data Is Radically Changing the Traffic Information Landscape

INRIX is the leading provider of traffic and navigation services, and an innovator in crowdsourcing technologies and techniques. INRIX crowdsources real-time traffic information from over 1.3 million commercial and consumer vehicles and GPS-enabled smartphones across North America and Europe. Each driver in the INRIX Smart Driver Network sends anonymous “GPS probe” data to INRIX servers, which intelligently combine the information with billions of real-time speed data points from other drivers in the network and road sensor information from DOTs across the country. INRIX VP of Marketing Scott Sedlik will discuss the company’s breakthrough crowdsourcing technologies, methods, and business models for providing drivers instant access to the most comprehensive and reliable traffic and routing information available.

Register now at

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM (PDT); 1:00PM-2:00PM (EDT)


1) Industry Image Still a Priority for Business Aviation Groups

Link to article in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal:

2) Munich Airport Says RFID Improves Dollies Management

Link to article in the RFID Journal:

3) In-Flight Communications

Satcom1 chief technical officer, Jean-François Gault, explains the benefits of onboard communications systems.

Link to interview in Arabian Supply Chain:


4) Cameras to Document Human Movement

Information on bicycle and pedestrian actions could improve design of buildings and freeways.

Link to story in the Daily Sound:


5) DC Museum Pays Tribute to the Parking Garage

Link to AP article:


6) Golden Gate Bridge Adding Interactive Exhibits

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


7) Metrolink Union Sues in Los Angeles to Halt In-Cab Cameras

Link to AP article:

8) Watchdog: New York MTA Should Provide Better Info on Construction Projects

Link to AP article:


9) Intelligent Transport

Beijing is using the latest information and communications technologies to streamline the city’s traffic.

Link to article in the Beijing Review:

10) Montego Bay Traffic Management System to be Implemented by Month-End

Link to article in the Jamaica Observer:

11) New US Signs, Cameras Indicate Traffic Conditions at Canadian Border

Link to article in the Osoyoos Times:

12) Want to Design Smarter Intersections? Use Less Control, Not More

Link to article and video on Techdirt:

News Releases

1) CITE Has a Few Spaces Available In Its Very Successful ‘Blended’ Courses

Upcoming Events

VII Chilean Congress and 3rd Ibero-American Congress on ITS – November 11-13 – Santiago

Today in Transportation History

1994 **15th anniversary** - The Seongsu Bridge in Seoul, South Korea collapsed killing 32 people.


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