Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 8, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

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

Link to article in The Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/07/AR2010070704973.html

2) FAA Touts Digital Advances for Small Aircraft

Link to article in The Cordova Times:

http://thecordovatimes.com/article/1027faa_touts_digital_advances_for_small_aircraft

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

Link to ZDNet blog:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/gadgetreviews/cathay-pacific-panasonic-bringing-more-wi-fi-to-the-skies/16244

BICYCLES

4) Ohio State Uses RFID to Combat Bike Theft

Link to article in RFIDNews:

http://www.rfidnews.org/2010/07/07/ohio-state-uses-rfid-to-combat-bike-theft

5) Telematics Comes to the Tour de France

Link to article in Telematics Update:

http://bit.ly/9Lr8kS

CAMERAS

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:

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/traffic+camera+make+year+raises/3247849/story.html

CARTOGRAPHY

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

Link to commentary in New Scientist:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727670.900-virtual-prisons-how-emaps-are-curtailing-our-freedom.html

PARKING

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

Link to ANI article:

http://sify.com/news/now-system-that-locates-guides-drivers-to-car-park-spaces-news-international-khiqOgahhch.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

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

Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-07-07/business/os-oia-security-grant-20100707_1_homeland-security-new-security-cameras-brigitte-goersch

TELEMATICS

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

Link to article in National Underwriter:

http://www.property-casualty.com/News/2010/7/Pages/Calif-Sees-2nd-Company-Apply-For-PayAsYouDrive.aspx

TRANSIT

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

Link to article in Government Technology:

http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/766031

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

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/riders-can-now-text-the-ttc-for-next-streetcar-arrivals/article1633301/

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

Link to article in Downtown Express:

http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_375/mysterioussigns.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

14) University of Idaho Uses Computers to Study Traffic

Students in Virtual Technology Department seek answers.

Link to article from the Lewiston Morning Tribune:

http://apps.itd.idaho.gov/Apps/MediaManagerViewer/NewsClipping/Story.aspx?Id=49477&Type=NewsClipping

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

Link to article in the Daily Times:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C07%5C08%5Cstory_8-7-2010_pg12_9

16) Bacolod, Philippines Police Launch Traffic Text Hotline

Link to article in The Visayand Daily Star:

http://www.visayandailystar.com/2010/July/08/topstory7.htm

VEHICLES

17) Toyota to Open Offices to Study Vehicle Problems

Link to AP article:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Toyota-to-open-offices-to-apf-3134238102.html?x=0&.v=1

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

Link to article in the La Jolla Village News:

http://sandiegonewsroom.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42452:jenna-frazier-writing-for-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

Webinar: Transportation Safety Advancement Group 2009 Fort Hood Army Base Shooting Incident – A Multi-agency Emergency – August 3

http://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/t3/s100803_hood.asp

Today in Transportation History

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

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pilot-francis-gary-powers-charged-with-espionage

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