Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join ITS America Webinar Series on GEWI’s Traffic Technology Tour, Jan. 28 @ 1pm EST

The 2011 ITS America Webinar Series continues Friday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. EST with a presentation by GEWI on the highlights of its North America Traffic Technology Tour. The session will address location referencing and harmonization, data exchange between systems and connected vehicles/IntelliDrive, and real time data for traffic navigation systems. To register for the Jan. 28th session, click here. For more information contact Charlie Tennyson at or Jim O’Neill at


1) New York City Lawmakers Make Push for GPS Street Cleaning

Supporters say proposal would allow residents to see when sweepers have passed their streets so they can park.

Link to story and video on NY1 News:


2) Pay as You Drive

Link to commentary in the Toronto Star:


3) Man Arrested for Taking Suspicious Pictures of Miami International Airport

Link to story on WTVJ-TV:


4) OnStar's New Leaders Should Try a New Approach

Link to column on CNBC:


5) Buses Using Virtual World to Navigate

Link to article in the Star Tribune:


6) UK Government Planning £3 Billion Traffic and Parking Management Systems

Link to article in Computerworld UK:

7) Technology to Enhance Taiwan Traffic Control During Lunar New Year Holiday

Link to article on Focus Taiwan:


8) Audi Launches Urban Intelligent Assist Project

Link to article on autoevolution:

Link to news release from Audi:

9) Volvo 'Platoon' Road Trains Let You Nap While Driving at 70 MPH

Link to article and video on CNET UK:

Link to additional information on SARTRE Project:

10) Car Theft by Antenna

Researchers beat automatic locking and ignition systems.

Link to article in Technology Review:

News Releases

1) Virginia Tech's U Car Share Introduces Cutting-Edge Car-Sharing Technology

2) GE Transportation and Tessco Form Long-Term Partnership to Co-develop and Produce Positive Train Control Solutions

3) Suppliers Rushing to Launch Smart Phone Telematics Applications for Vehicles

4) GM Establishes Global Chief Technology Officer

5) Magazine for Hyderabad Police, The Hyderabad Protector, Launched

6) TRB's Annual Meeting to Highlight Transportation, Livability, and Economic Development, January 23-27 in Washington, DC


- Request for Proposals – Computerized Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System – North Central Texas Council of Governments

Upcoming Events

Maritime Vietnam – March 9-11 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** An Aeronaves de México flight, taking off from New York International Airport, crashed after an aborted takeoff. Four people were killed.


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