Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 6, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Sabre Ramps Up Online Travel Battle with American Airlines

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Link to news release from American Airlines:

2) Shift of Earth's Magnetic North Pole Impacts Tampa Airport

Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

Link to notice from Tampa International Airport:

3) US Airways to Close Manila Call Center

Link to article on TheStreet:


4) Traffic Cameras Could be Used to Help Fight Crime in Richmond County, Georgia

Link to story and video on WJBF-TV:


5) Live Traffic Comes to TomTom

Link to article in The New York Times:

Link to news release from TomTom:


6) Acoustic Cloak Hides Underwater Objects from Sonar

Link to article on ZDNet:

Link to news release from the University of Illinois:


7) Panel Advises Leadership, Tech Changes for Texas DOT

Better communication with the public one of the recommendations.

Link to AP article:

Link to further information from TxDOT:

8) Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police Launch Web Site Where People Can Post Videos of Traffic Violations

Link to article in the Central Chronicle:

Link to site:

9) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – January 2011

Link to newsletter:


10) Driving Instructor Challenges McDonald's Commercial

Says advice to keep hands at "10 and 2" on the steering wheel is outdated.

Link to article in the Times-News:


11) Obama Signs Law to Require 'Quiet' Cars to Get Noisier

Link to article in The Detroit News:

12) GM Plans to Add Wireless Charging Feature to Cars

Link to article in The New York Times:

13) Russia's First Hybrid Car has GLONASS Navigation, Standard Feature

Link to article in GPS World:

14) Ford's Chief Technology Officer Says Technology Aims for Safe Driving

Link to video on Bloomberg Television:

15) Fujitsu Shows Android-Based Car Computing at CES

Link to article on CNET:

16) Why the Biggest Thing at CES is … the Car. And Check Out That Radio!

Link to blog on BNET:

17) Audi Touts Tech at CES

Link to blog in Forbes:

News Releases

1) Beat the Traffic to Release RealSpeeds Features on iPhone App

2) CES Showcases Technologies that Bring Internet Into Cars and Combat Distracted Driving, Reports

3) Telemetria Launches New Telematics Product to Transform Driving Experience

4) Avis Adds Roadside Assistance Feature to Mobile Applications for Apple iPhone

Upcoming Events

Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition – April 11-13 – Memphis

Today in Transportation History

1711 **300th anniversary** Philips van Almonde, a Dutch admiral who distinguished himself during several naval battles, died.


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