Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI Traffic Technologies Tour Topic - Connected Vehicles /Infrastructure.

The purpose of the tour is to exchange information about advanced traffic technologies being used around the world to solve a variety of transportation related problems. This includes updates on European vehicle/infrastructure projects, similar to the US IntelliDrive initiative, TPEG, data collection and harmonization, interoperability and dealing with emerging data types. GEWI also wants to hear your current traffic data challenges. This information exchange is just one of the many ways GEWI ensures that TIC software continues to be the global leader for the processing of transportation data.

If you're interested in attending or hosting this free event in your area this November, contact


1) Analysis: US In-Flight Cell Phone Use Faces Uphill Battle

Link to Reuters article:

2) Edmonton Airport Lobby Group Keeps Donors Under Wraps

Link to article in the Edmonton Journal:

3) Harnessing the Digital Revolution

Air transport industry IT summit highlights importance of integration, mobility.

Link to article in Airport Business:

4) The Future of Magazines and What It Means for Aviation Marketing

Link to blog from ABCI:


5) Maine Automobile Loan Company Wants to Use GPS on Potential Clients
Link to story and video on WCSH-TV:


6) US Baby Babble Hits Japan Taxis and Trucks

Baby monitors on US bases jamming radios.

Link to BBC News story:

7) RITA Administrator Gives Update on ITS-JPO Strategic Plan

Link to letter from RITA:

8) Report on ITS Asia Pacific BOD Meeting

Link to article from ERTICO:


9) Siemens Takes Campaign for US High-Speed Rail Straight to the Customer

Link to blog on Streetsblog Capitol Hill:


10) Safety Playbook May be a Lifesaver in New Jersey

Guidelines address procedures to protect emergency workers responding to incidents.

Link to article in The Record:


11) Smart Uses iPhone for In-Car Electronics, Adds Car Finder

Link to article in USA Today:


12) Tech Savvy Transportation Center Opens in Aiken, South Carolina

Link to story and video on WJBF-TV:


13) North and South Carolina DOT Cooperation Alerted Drivers in Two States to I-77 Wreck

Link to story and video on News 14 Carolina:

14) SEPTA Expands Its High-Tech Customer Notification Options

Link to story on KYW Radio:


15) Alcatel-Lucent: 'The Killer App for a Connected Car is Safe, Eco-friendly Driving'

Link to interview in Telematics Update:

16) Volvo Shares Details on Trusted Truck Program

Link to article in Transport Topics:

17) Truck Dealer Uses Social Networking to Connect with Customers

Link to article from Heavy Duty Trucking:

News Releases

1) Solar-Powered Road Reflectors in Washington State May Light the Way for Future Safety Improvements

2) ITS America Forums Welcome New Leadership, Poised to Take on Key Transportation Issues

3) Internet is Coming to Cars Says IMS Research

4) The National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Boeing and Iridium Successfully Demonstrate Space Weather Observation

Upcoming Events

Viajeo Seminar 'Strengthening Cooperation in ITS Between EU and China' – September 12 – Shanghai

Today in Transportation History

1915 **95th anniversary** Charles Kettering received a patent for an electric self-starting device for automobiles.


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