Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 26, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) EU Cautions Google Over Street View Photos

Link to CNET News article:

2) Missouri DOT Archives Maps Online for Public Use

Link to article in the Joplin Independent:


3) NXP and IBM Announce Results of Dutch Road Pricing Trial

Link to article in Traffic Technology International:


4) Going Places

Nokia aims to make Ovi Maps a contextual platform at the center of a variety of mobile applications.

Link to article on telecoms:


5) Mobile Cameras Increase Surveillance at Los Angeles Port

Link to AP article:


6) IBM Helps Reinvent Russia’s Railroad

Link to article in IEEE Spectrum:


7) Smarter Snowplows

University of Minnesota researchers enhance automated sanding and salting system for plows.

Link to article on UMNews:


8) FCC to Seek $18 Billion for Emergency Wireless Communications Network

Link to article on NextGov:


9) Houston Metro Launches Probe Into Document Shredding

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:


10) Toyota Accused of Withholding Test and Design Data

Link to article in The New York Times:

11) California DMV App Helps iPhone Users Avoid Long Lines

Link to article in Government Technology:

12) Making the Connected Car a Reality

Link to article in Telematics Update:

News Releases

1) Blog Presents Tips on Designing and Developing Wireless M2M Applications

Upcoming Events

Taipei International Auto Parts & Accessories Show – April 12-15 – Taipei, Taiwan

Friday Bonus

While I have to give credit to this transit line for not letting a little water stop service, some of these pedestrians, as well as the drivers on the bridge above, might ask them to cut back the speed a bit.

Today in Transportation History

1870 **140th anniversary** An experimental pneumatic subway line opened in New York City.


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