Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

IVBSS Program Public Meeting October 20, 2010 in Ypsilanti, MI

U.S. DOT will host a one-day public meeting on October 20, 2010 to provide a report on results from the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) field operational test to members of the vehicle safety research community and other interested parties.

The IVBSS program is a five-year cooperative research agreement to combine several crash warning subsystems -- including forward collision, lane departure, lane change, and curve speed warning -- into a single, integrated concept to enhance the safety of both passenger vehicles and heavy trucks. Field tests using a fleet of light vehicles and heavy trucks were recently completed and the resulting reports are being finalized. The Key Findings report for the Heavy Truck field test will be available by the end of August. Clickhere for registration and additional information. Online registration deadline is October 15.


1) Japan's First Navigation Satellite Good for GPS

Link to article from the Yomiuri Shimbun:


2) Real-Time Data: A Recipe for Happier Citizens

Link to article in Next American City:

3) 'Every Day Counts' Web Site Launched by FHWA

Link to site:


4) Exploring the Effectiveness of Transit Security Awareness Campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area

Link to report from the Mineta Transportation Institute:


5) Airport 'Naked Image' Scanners in US May Get Avatars to Increase Privacy

Link to Bloomberg article:

6) Drunk? There's an App for That: 'You the Man' Campaign Helps Keep Boozy Drivers Off the Road

Link to article in the Daily News:

7) TSA Sows Fear of Photographers

Link to commentary in Reason:


8) GM's OnStar to Allow Access to Facebook and Texts in Car

Link to article the Detroit Free Press:

9) Ford Adds Fuel-Efficient Routing to Sync

Link to article in Automotive Engineering International:


10) First Look at Metro-North's New Operations Control Center

Link to article in the New York Post:

11) NJ Transit Introduces 'Quiet Train Cars' on Northeast Corridor Express Trains

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

12) Animation Experiment to Begin on Seattle Rail Construction Wall

Link to article on CHS Capitol Hill Seattle:


13) Saudi Arabia's Saher System Expanded to Cover More Expressways

Link to article in the Saudi Gazette:


14) Family Car Tech that Matters

Link to article on Family Car Guide: (Part 1) (Part 2)

News Releases

1) GVF Launches Maritime Satcom Forum to Expand Deployment of Satellite Technology in the Maritime Industry

2) CEA-Leti Demonstrates New Contactless Communication Technology for RFID Smartcards

3) Helps Washington, DC Drivers Using Beat the Traffic's API

Upcoming Events

The Second International Summit on the State of the Connected Vehicle - September 29-30 - Troy Michigan

Today in Transportation History

1810 **200th anniversary** The Tonquin left New York en route to the Pacific Northwest to establish a fur-trading outpost.


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