Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 11, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI News: AGORA-C, Build vs. Buy, and more – Are you subscribed?

Six times annually, GEWI issues a FREE newsletter for North America, Europe, Asia, and Worldwide. These newsletters provide updates on market and product technologies, customer projects and ideas being used by traffic professionals worldwide. In the edition being released next week you can read about AGORA-C, an exciting location referencing method being used in next generation of navigation devices. “Build vs. Buy” is a decision that is faced by companies all over the world. This edition of GEWI’s newsletter will take a look at key components in this decision. It will also profile a new traffic service in Indonesia, and more.

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1) FAA Opens New Air Traffic Control System Command Center

Link to article in Airport Magazine:

Link to news release from the FAA:


2) Video Surveillance by Karachi Police Likely to Begin Soon

Link to article in Dawn:


3) Swedish Firm First Known Foreign Company to Use GLONASS

Link to Reuters article:

4) Reporters' Roundtable: Where is Navigation Going?

Link to story and video on CNET:


5) Singapore to Launch New Port Operations Control Center at Changi

Link to Bernama article:


6) Minnesota's Metropolitan Council's $1 Million PR Budget Called Bloated

Link to article in the Star Tribune:


7) Multiple Events Cause Gridlock in Sydney

Minister says more should have been done to warn motorists.

Link to AAP article:


8) EU's Plan to Force Airlines to Release Passenger Data Criticized

Link to Bloomberg article:

9) Proof of Identity Will be Required to Enter Patna Airport

Link to article in The Times of India:


10) Wellington, New Zealand Area Bus Tracking Service 'Disappointing'

Link to article in The Dominion Post:

11) How Smartphones Can Improve Public Transit

Link to column in Wired:


12) Traffic Cameras, Message Boards Coming to Pittsburgh Area Interstates

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

13) Monitoring Canada's Most Traveled Roads

Link to article in Government Video:


14) Connected Cars Fill Frequency Bands and Swamp Address Schemes

Link to article in EE Times Europe: (page 22) (free registration required)

News Releases

1) Study Shows Reduced Levels of Driver Distraction Through ATX Group's In-Vehicle Voice-Based Texting

2) Why the Personal Navigation Device Market Faces a 50% Decline, and What Needs to Change

3) Rensselaer Professor Receives Award for Work on Making Driving Smoother, Safer Using Cellphone and GPS Data

4) TomTom Makes Driving Safer with Active Driver Feedback

5) ITS United Kingdom Looks Back at a Successful Traffex

Upcoming Events

World ITS Summit-China 2011 – May 26-27 – Shanghai

Today in Transportation History

2001 **10th anniversary** The 24 crew members of a US Navy EP-3E ARIES II aircraft were repatriated to the United States after being held by Chinese authorities on Hainan Island.


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