Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

U.S. DOT to Host Conference to Discuss Major Vehicle Safety Research Results

There is still time to register for the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) public meeting that will be held in the metropolitan Detroit area on October 20, 2010. Members of the industry and U.S. DOT project team will discuss test results from the one-year field operational test (FOT) in which 10 heavy trucks and 16 passenger vehicles accumulated 900,000 miles of driving data. The meeting will also include a discussion of the FOT data system and how it might be accessed for future research. The Heavy Truck FOT Key Findings report is now available.

Click here for registration and additional information. Online registration deadline is October 15.


1) Aviation Weather: Agencies Need to Improve Performance Measurement and Fully Address Key Challenges

Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:



2) Election Day: Cities to Get Say on Ticket Cameras

Link to article in Land Line:



3) French Web Site Makes Euro-carpooling a Snap

Link to article in Wired:



4) US Transportation Secretary Appeals to Automakers to Discourage Distracted Driving

Link to article in The Detroit News:


5) Statewide System to Track Causes of Car Wrecks in Alabama

Link to article in The Birmingham News:



6) Pandora Chases US Drive-Time Listeners for Ad Revenue Beyond Smart Phones

Link to Bloomberg article:


7) 2011 CES Increases Focus on Electric Cars, In-Car Technology

Link to article on Marketnews:


News Releases

1) Intelligent Transportation Developers and Managers to Gather Near Jacksonville to Share Innovative Ideas

2) TrafficLand Provides Live Traffic Video for EnRoute Public Safety Software

3) Travel Web Site Gurus ASAP Ventures Acquires WorldParking.co.uk

4) TomTom Introduces Roadside Assistance

5) Atlanta Area Transportation Consulting Firm Street Smarts Joins Stantec

6) Zhenjiang Government, Nokia Siemens Networks to Create High-Tech City

7) FAA Falls Short of Addressing Need for Cockpit, Data Recorders on All Helicopters, Says Raleigh, North Carolina Aviation Attorney

Upcoming Events

2010 Polis Conference - November 25-26 - Dresden


Today in Transportation History

1860 **150th anniversary** Elmer Sperry, an inventor and entrepreneur involved with numerous transportation-related projects, was born in Cincinnatus, New York.



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