Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 9, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for IBTTA's Operating and Maintaining Your Toll Facility Meeting -- October 3-5, 2010 in Raleigh, NC

Join IBTTA Delegates for the final meeting of IBTTA's 2010 Education Series: “Operating and Maintaining Your Toll Facility – Where the Rubber Meets the Road," October 3-5 in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’ll explore how engineering, design, maintenance, operations, and security roles have come together to address the challenges of operating modern, sustainable, technologically advanced and economically viable toll facilities. Hotel cut-off is September 10, 2010. View the preliminary agenda, make your hotel reservations at the Raleigh Marriott City Center and register today!


1) Google, Bing Out of Race as China Grants Map Service Licenses

Link to PTI article:


2) Ford MirrorNavi: Satnav in Your Rear-View Mirror

Link to blog on CNET UK:


3) Tacoma, Washington Pays PR Firm JayRay $50,000 to Promote Downtown Parking Meters

Link to article in The News Tribune:


4) Strategy Analytics: 'Device Integration is the Big Story'

An interview with Richard Robinson, automotive service director at Strategy Analytics.

Link to interview in Telematics Update:


5) New York MTA to Unveil Clearer Signs Steering Passengers Through Subway Service Changes

Link to article in the Daily News:

6) MBTA Makes Real-Time Bus Data Available

Link to story on NECN:


7) Better Traffic Management, the Dutch Way?

Link to article in Today:,-the-Dutch-way

8) Optus Mobile Launches Traffic Information Service

Link to article on iTWire:

9) With 'Smart Signs' and Real-Time Data, a Way for Police to Monitor, Enforce Traffic

Link to blog on SmartPlanet:

News Releases

1) Daimler AG Starts a Further Pilot Project in Ulm – 'Ride Sharing 2.0' with car2gether

2) New CCTV Technology from VTT Technical Research Centre Helps Prevent Terror Attacks

3) New University Study Reveals Significant Safety Benefits from Advanced 'Detect, Alert and Respond' Technologies in Commercial Trucks

4) Video Reinforces Importance of School Zone Safety

5) As NFL Season Starts, Operation Lifesaver Football PSA with Saints Kicker Premiers Online

6) Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council and Canadian Trucking Alliance Team Up to Produce TV Profile of Trucking Industry

7) Unique, Tech-Savvy Campaign Launches 2011 Ford Edge

8) Cross Country Automotive Services Advocates Benefits of Real-Time Claims Adjustment for Insurers, Automakers

9) Qualcomm Launches Pay-as-You-Drive and Pay-How-You-Drive Telematic Services

Upcoming Events

Smart Freight Transport in Urban Areas – October 13-14 – Trondheim, Norway

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** The SS Pere Marquette 18 sank in Lake Michigan with the loss of 29 lives. The disaster is also notable because it was an early example of using wireless to call for help.


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