Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Building a Better Pilot

Link to article in The Buffalo News:

http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/907783.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

2) Why Aren’t GPS Navigation Systems More Reliable?

Link to article in PC World:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/185595/why_arent_gps_navigation_systems_more_reliable.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

3) Ford, MIT to Study Driver Stress

Researchers will look at ways technology can reduce driver stress.

Link to AP article:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Ford-MIT-to-study-driver-apf-3349861935.html?x=0&.v=1

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

4) New California Traffic Monitoring System Means Jobs

Link to story and video on KXTV-TV:

http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=72449&catid=324

5) Message Boards Popping Up Along Chattanooga’s Highways, Interstates

Link to article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2009/dec/30/message-boards-popping-up-along-chattanooga/

6) Nova Scotia’s Cobequid Pass Gets New Webcam and Weather Information Station

Link to article in The Chronicle Herald:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1159930.html

7) Smart Highways Taking to the Road via International Initiatives

Link to article in Aftermarket Business:

http://aftermarketbusiness.search-autoparts.com/aftermarketbusiness/Distribution/Smart-highways-taking-to-the-road-via-internationa/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/649506

VEHICLES

8) Top Ten In-Cabin Technologies of the Decade

Link to article in Edmunds Daily:

http://blogs.edmunds.com/strategies/2009/12/tech-tuesdays-top-10-in-cabin-technologies-of-the-decade.html

News Releases

1) iSuppli Exclusive: The Connected Car Arrives at CES

2) Presidential Executive Order on Distracted Driving Effective Today

Upcoming Events

Transportation Research Board Webinar: Communicating the Value of Transportation Research – January 27

http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/TRB_Webinar_Communicating_the_Value_of_Transportat_162770.aspx

Today in Transportation History

1959 **50th anniversary** - The USS George Washington, the first ballistic nuclear submarine, was commissioned.

http://www.navysite.de/ssbn/ssbn598.htm

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