Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 8, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Sends Experts to Review Safety Rules at DC Region Air Traffic Center

Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) FAA Touts Digital Advances for Small Aircraft

Link to article in The Cordova Times:

3) Cathay Pacific, Panasonic Bringing More Wi-Fi to the Skies

Link to ZDNet blog:


4) Ohio State Uses RFID to Combat Bike Theft

Link to article in RFIDNews:

5) Telematics Comes to the Tour de France

Link to article in Telematics Update:


6) UK Traffic Camera Set to Make $2 Million per Year Raises Ire

In addition to detecting red light violations, camera also catches drivers going through green lights too fast.

Link to article in the National Post:


7) Virtual Prisons: How E-maps are Curtailing Our Freedom

Link to commentary in New Scientist:


8) Spanish Researchers Develop System that Locates, Guides Drivers to Car Park Spaces

Link to ANI article:


9) Orlando International Airport to Get 'Hundreds' of New Security Cameras

Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:


10) California Sees Second Insurance Company Apply for Pay-as-You-Drive

Link to article in National Underwriter:


11) King County, Washington's Open Data Turned Into Real-Time Bus Tracking App

Link to article in Government Technology:

12) Riders Can Now Text the TTC for Next Streetcar Arrivals

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

13) New York City Council Member Complains About English Signs Posted in Non-English-Speaking Neighborhoods

Link to article in Downtown Express:


14) University of Idaho Uses Computers to Study Traffic

Students in Virtual Technology Department seek answers.

Link to article from the Lewiston Morning Tribune:

15) Intelligent Transport Seminar Discusses Karachi's Traffic Management System

Link to article in the Daily Times:

16) Bacolod, Philippines Police Launch Traffic Text Hotline

Link to article in The Visayand Daily Star:


17) Toyota to Open Offices to Study Vehicle Problems

Link to AP article:

18) 'Smart Cars' Visit University of California, San Diego with Futuristic Glimpse

Link to article in the La Jolla Village News:

News Releases

1) As States Mull Bans, Ford Improves Sync to Give Drivers Safer Alternatives to Hand-Held Texting

2) DC Metro Makes Way for Mobile Device Train Information

3) JOC Sailings Collaborates with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to Launch Custom Online Gateway

4) National Gateway Launches Facebook and Twitter Pages

5) NTSB Chairman Hersman is Operation Lifesaver Symposium Keynote Speaker

6) Numerex Offers New Real-Time Vehicle Intelligence Services

7) Microsoft Enters Into Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement with Denso on Automotive Infotainment and In-Dash Navigation

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** Francis Gary Powers, a US pilot shot down over the USSR, was charged with espionage.


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