Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 2, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057



AVIATION

1) When Will Airlines' Onboard Wi-Fi Take Off in Popularity?

Link to article in The Arizona Republic:

http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2011/04/29/20110429airlines-wi-fi-popularity.html

2) Avionics Technology: The Big Picture

Link to article in Aircraft Maintenance Technology:

http://www.amtonline.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&id=13256

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) Uh-Oh: Will GPS Data Yield More Traffic Tickets?

Link to blog in The Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/blogs/the_angle/2011/04/uh-oh_will_gps.html

OTHER

4) Near Field Communication Transforms Travel in Japan

Link to BBC News story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13216267

RAILROADS

5) Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani to Become First Train in India with Wi-Fi

Link to article in The Economic Times:

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-05-01/news/29493287_1_wi-fi-facility-access-internet-internet-facility

ROADWAYS

6) Should Illinois Tollways Trade Historic Names for Sponsors?

Link to article in the Daily Herald:

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110429/news/704299876/

7) California Bridge Toll Contest Launches Online

Link to Bay Area News Group article:

http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county/ci_17966866

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) Tow Truck Safety Bill Advances in Colorado

Legislation would require large warning sticker on vehicles being towed.

Link to AP article:

http://www.dailycamera.com/state-west-news/ci_17962520

TELEMATICS

9) Ford Plans in 'Sync' with Safe Driving

Link to video on CTIA Blog:

http://blog.ctia.org/2011/05/02/ford-plans-in-%E2%80%98sync%E2%80%99-with-safe-driving/

TRANSIT

10) Hopping Aboard the Fiber Optic Train

California firm behind the technology of Los Angeles' subway display signs.

Link to article in The Sun:

http://www.sbsun.com/business/ci_17967891

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) 300 Dubai Junctions Linked with Control System

Link to article in The Gulf Today:

http://gulftoday.ae/portal/06083ae7-2ae0-4351-9438-73f6863f7396.aspx

12) Korean Firms Offer Intelligent Transport System to Qatar Agencies

Link to article in The Peninsula:

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar/150649-korean-firms-offer-intelligent-transport-system.html

13) From Woe to Flow: Traffic Jams Spell Sweet Success for Australian Traffic Network

Link to article in the West Coast Sentinel:

http://www.westcoastsentinel.com.au/news/national/national/general/gridlock-is-good-the-man-who-gets-money-for-jams/2149440.aspx

14) Traffic FM Likely to Air in Six Months in Nepal

Link to article in Rep├║blica:

http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=30815

15) New Utah DOT Program Improves Notifications on Construction

Link to story and video on KSTU-TV:

http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-udot-new-udot-program-improves-notifications-on-construction-20110501,0,4670987.story

16) Real-Time Traffic: 'The Big Revolution is Two-Way Traffic Data'

Link to interview in GPS Business News:

http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/Real-Time-Traffic-The-Big-Revolution-is-Two-Way-Traffic-Data_a3000.html?preaction=nl&id=8135716&idnl=88939& (link only available for a limited time)

VEHICLES

17) High-Tech Transportation

Freight movement benefiting from technology.

Link to article in World Trade:

http://www.worldtrademag.com/Articles/Feature_Article/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000001041215

News Releases

1) Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Laboratory Celebrates New Silicon Valley Location

Upcoming Events

Connections 2011 – June 14-17 – Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

http://www.smc3conference.com/

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The Albatross, a vessel which served as a pilot boat, a German radio ship during World War II and a training ship, sank during a storm west of the Dry Tortugas. Six of the eighteen people aboard drowned.

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/10/nyregion/the-day-the-albatross-went-down.html

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