Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 12, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Float Plane Companies Slow to Distribute Safety Brochures

Transport Canada request to make information available to passengers treated lightly by some operators.

Link to article in The Vancouver Sun:

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Float+plane+companies+slow+distribute+safety+brochures/3265381/story.html

2) Eastern and Southern Africa Ready to Liberalize Air Traffic Management

Link to article in East African Business Week:

http://www.busiweek.com/10/page.php?aid=888

CARTOGRAPHY

3) Indoor Map Apps Focus on Airports, Malls and Skyways

Link to article in the Pioneer Press:

http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_15479288

4) AOL Funds, Backs Open Source Mapping Tech for MapQuest

Link to ZDNet article:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/aol-funds-backs-open-source-mapping-tech-for-mapquest/6824

MARITIME

5) Philippine Coast Guard Pushes for More Responsive Maritime Traffic System

Link to GMA News story:

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/195696/rp-coast-guard-pushes-more-responsive-maritime-traffic-system

OTHER

6) Ohio Collects Millions Selling Driving Records with Your Personal Information

Link to article in The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2010/07/ohio_collects_millions_selling.html

7) Improving Energy Consumption and Safety with Smart Transportation

Link to article on TMCnet:

http://next-generation-communications.tmcnet.com/topics/application-enablement/articles/91604-improving-energy-consumption-safety-with-smart-transportation.htm

8) Updates from ERTICO

- TTS Italia

http://www.ertico.com/en/news/ertico_newsroom/tts_italia_latest_news.htm

- ITS Japan

http://www.ertico.com/en/news/ertico_newsroom/its_japan_news_-_road_map_for_it_strategy.htm

ROADWAYS

9) Road Signs that Roll with the Crunches

Link to article in The Canberra Times:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/road-signs-that-roll-with-the-crunches/1881774.aspx

10) Camera- and Laser-Equipped Van has been Taking Pictures of Rhode Island Roads

Link to article in The Providence Journal:

http://www.projo.com/projocars/content/CA-ARAN_07-10-10_L0J4U3I_v11.714bf4.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) US Airspace Rules Irk Canada

Any flyovers to require IDs.

Link to article in The Washington Times:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/11/us-airspace-rules-irk-canada/

12) Con-way Trucks Roll Out with New Safety Features

Link to article in The Cincinnati Enquirer:

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100710/BIZ01/307100006/Con-way-trucks-roll-out-with-new-safety-features

13) More Accurate Information at West Virginia Traffic Stops

Electronic Insurance Verification Program lets police know if vehicle insurance is up-to-date.

Link to story on MetroNews:

http://www.wvmetronews.com/index.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=38040

TELEMATICS

14) Motolingo Wants to Make You a Savvier Driver

Mobile applications sends car data to smartphones.

Link to article on VentureBeat:

http://mobile.venturebeat.com/2010/07/12/mobilebeat-motolingo/

TRANSIT

15) Toronto Transit Commission Resurrects Plan to Wire Subways for Cellphone Service

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/ttc-resurrects-plan-to-wire-subways-for-cellphone-service/article1633868/

16) Online Calendar Lets DC Commuters Track Planned Disruptions

Link to article in The Transit Wire:

http://www.thetransitwire.com/2010/07/11/online-calendar-lets-dc-commuters-track-planned-disruptions/

17) Web Site to Help Tube Passengers Collect Refunds

Link to article in the London Evening Standard:

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23855069-website-to-help-tube-passengers-collect-refunds.do

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

18) It's Finally Here!

It's taken nearly two decades, but intelligent transportation system technology is beginning to exert an influence.

Link to article in Better Roads:

http://www.betterroads.com/road-science-2/

19) A Closer Look at Southern California's Go511

Link to blog on UCLA's Be a Green Commuter:

http://www.beagreencommuter.com/blog/?p=2211

VEHICLES

20) Better Antitheft Technology, but Smarter Car Thieves

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/11/automobiles/11THEFT.html

21) The VisLab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge

Link to further information from VisLab:

http://viac.vislab.it/

News Releases

1) 11 iPhone Apps for Drivers (and One Shameless Plug)

2) The Shocking Cost of 'Free' Navigation

3) Pennsylvania DOT Invites Motorists to Take Online Highway Safety Survey

4) Automotive Infotainment Hardware Enters Fourth-Generation Stage

Upcoming Events

10th UITP Light Rail Conference and Study Tour – October 18-20 – Madrid, Spain

http://www.uitp.org/madrid2010

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** Charles Rolls, an automobile and aviation pioneer, died in an airplane crash. He was the first Briton to die in an aeronautical accident.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/features/snapshotsofthepast/5062450.Centenary_flight_that_resulted_in_untimely_death_of_Mr_Rolls/

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