Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, May 23, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) GE: Navigation-Enabled Flight Paths Could Save $65.6 Million
Link to blog on SmartPlanet:
2) Internet Start-Up Hopes to Revolutionize Carpooling
Link to story and video on KOMO-TV:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) LightSquared Cell Network Knocks Out First Responders' GPS in Tests
Link to article on Nextgov:
4) EU Announces Launch Date for First Galileo Satellites
Link to AFP article:
Link to news release:
5) Tomorrow's Transport
The Wall Street Journal looks at the future of transportation with a series of articles.
- The Next Step in Auto Safety: Cars That Talk to Each Other
- Freight Railroads are Being Transformed by the Digital Revolution
- Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, Catching On
- Airlines Promise the Flying Experience Will Get Better
- Air Traffic Control May be Transformed by FAA's New System
6) OK, so You're on Facebook – Now What?
Advice on how auto dealers should be involved with social media.
Link to column in Automotive News:
7) Railroads are Building on Current Anti-terror Technology
Link to article in The Journal News:
SAFETY / SECURITY
8) Momentum Builds for Devoting D-Block to Public Safety
Link to article in the National Journal:
9) Looking Down the Road
Latest communication technology could leave some drivers scrambling.
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
10) Sofia, Bulgaria Plans Major Public Transportation Overhaul
Plan includes 600 boards with transit information and data recorders for transit vehicles.
Link to article from Novinite:
11) Great Free Bus App from the University of Washington, but Creator Off to Google
Link to blog in The Seattle Times:
12) Connect to Your Car Using Social Media
Link to audio on MarketWatch's Take on Tech:
Link to news release from Toyota:
Webinar: New Frontiers for the Global Automotive Enterprise – May 24
Today in Transportation History
1966 **45th anniversary** The British government declared a state of emergency one week after the country's seamen went on strike.
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