Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 31, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


GPS / NAVIGATION

1) Pentagon, US DOT Slam LightSquared Network Plan

Link to IDG News article

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/223772/us_govt_agencies_slam_lightsquared_network_plan.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

2) Distracted Driving: 'Deadly Epidemic' or Storm in a Teacup?

Link to story on MSNBC:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42338592/ns/business-autos/

TELEMATICS

3) Why Telematics is the Answer to Distracted Driving

Link to commentary in Telematics Update:

http://social.telematicsupdate.com/content/why-telematics-answer-distracted-driving

TRANSIT

4) New South Wales E-ticketing to Start with Ferries, Trains

Link to ZDNet Australia article:

http://www.zdnet.com.au/nsw-e-ticketing-to-start-with-ferries-trains-339312307.htm

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

5) Transport Scotland to Build Traffic Control Center

Link to article in the Edinburgh Evening News:

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/Traffic-control-site-en-route.6743512.jp

6) Carnegie Mellon University, Cranberry, Pennsylvania to Team on Traffic Data, Technology

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11090/1135859-54.stm

VEHICLES

7) NTSB Chief: Technology Could Prevent Bus Accidents

Link to AP article:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ie-p9OsxHWO9zGckC7oTis_VW8bw?docId=77a025df0a4b46b8b94cb0e74f3391f5

8) Airbiquity: 'Connectivity is Quickly Becoming Standard'

An interview about the connected vehicle experience.

Link to interview in Telematics Update:

http://social.telematicsupdate.com/executive-viewpoint/airbiquity-%E2%80%9Cconnectivity-quickly-becoming-standard%E2%80%9D

9) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication System Helps Drivers Navigate Work Zones

Link to article in Research E-News:

http://www.cts.umn.edu/Publications/ResearchENews/2011/03/index.html#workzones

News Releases

1) Inrix Partners with Viasuisse for Next Generation Traffic Information Services

2) Tennessee DOT Unveils New Railroad Crossing Safety Campaign

3) New York MTA Says Novel Forms of Advertising Continue to be Introduced on Transit Systems

4) Comments on Crash Data Guidelines Sought by Governors Highway Safety Association

5) New BNSF Mobile Applications Extend Customer Shipment Management to Smartphones

6) Ford Begins Building One of the World's First Digital Child Crash Dummies

Upcoming Events

International Transport Forum – May 25-27 – Leipzig, Germany

http://www.internationaltransportforum.org/2011/

Today in Transportation History

1921 **90th anniversary** The Australian Air Force was formed.

http://www.airforce.gov.au/

1961 **50th anniversary** The West Cork Railway in Ireland officially closed.

http://www.coppeenheritage.com/local-heritage/west-cork-railway

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