Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 17, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Countdown to the 17th ITS World Congress in Busan

Mark your calendar to attend the 17th ITS World Congress at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center from October 25-29, 2010. This year’s theme is 'Ubiquitous Society with ITS.' In Busan, Korea's second-largest city, industry leaders will promote and share the latest, cutting-edge ITS technologies and trends. Register now.

ITS America is once again hosting a U.S. pavilion at the event. As an exhibitor, you’ll gain access to the projected 3,000 potential customers and partners hailing from over 20 countries around the world. You’ll also take advantage of the pavilion’s prime location in the middle of the exhibit floor. For more information, please contact Patty Del Pozo at 202-721-4238.


1) BMW MicroNavigation to Go Where No Map has Gone Before

Link to CNET review:

2) Sense of Direction May be Innate

Link to article on World Science:


3) Truckers Picket Marine Atlantic Terminal Over Changes to Reservation System

Link to CBC story:


4) Despite Promise of Transparency, Government Continues to Hamper News Coverage of Oil Spill

Link to AP article:,0,1334110.story

Link to news release from the FAA:

5) IntelliDrive Data Capture and Management Program: Transforming the Federal Role

Link to further information from the Research and Innovative Technology Administration:


6) Amtrak to Complete Union Station Upgrades, Add Control Center in Chicago

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


7) EU Tries to Balance Terror War and Privacy

Link to article in The New York Times:

8) Can Accidents Become a Rarity?

Link to article in The Independent:

9) With New iPhone App, Parents Can Watch Kids' Speed

Link to story and video on Bay News 9:


10) Universal Bay Area Transit Fare Card, 'Clipper,' Launches

Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:

Link to news release from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission:


11) Navteq to Steer Drivers Out of Jam in Dubai

Company hopes to team with major taxi companies to gather traffic information.

Link to article in The National:

12) $400,000 for Sign to Tell You You're Stuck in Traffic

Link to article in The Manly Daily:


13) Kenya Revenue Authority Stands Firm on Electronic Cargo Tracking Deadline

Link to article in Business Daily:

News Releases

1) NII Responds to Rash of Backover Accidents – New ANSI A10.47 Standard Calls Hard Hat Mirrors a Best Practice

Upcoming Events

Talking Operations Webcast: Template for Submitting Dynamic Mobility Applications Using IntelliDrive – June 24

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** The A. Vlaicu 1 airplane flew its first flight in Romania.


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