Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 26, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fundraiser

As May nears its end I want to mention another one of the ways you can help support the TCN. In addition to financial support (please see below for details) you can support the TCN by inviting new subscribers, advertising in the TCN, using my voice-over work, and finally by getting a transportation newsletter of your own. Did you know that in addition to the TCN I also produce similar newsletters for AASHTO, ACS, Sam Schwartz Engineering, ITS California and ITS Michigan? Some are daily, others weekly and still others monthly, but each includes transportation news targeted to that particular audience. If you'd like to learn more, please contact me.


1) Google's Street View Starts Mapping India

Link to AFP article:


2) Computer Vision System Tracks Open Parking Spots at Truck Stops

Link to article in CTS Research E-News:

3) Prague Airport Introduces Online Parking with Chauntry

Link to article on The Moodie Report:


4) Survey: Mobile News and Paying Online

Local traffic/transportation information obtained by 22% of owners of mobile devices.

Link to further information:


5) Video-Based Data Collector Used to Detect Queues, Improve Safety in Work Zones

Link to article in CTS Research E-News:


6) US to Store Passenger Data for 15 Years

Link to article in The Guardian:


7) Judge Hits Pause in Lawsuit Opposing Cameras on Metrolink Engineers

Link to article in the Los Angeles Daily News:


8) Volkswagen Aims for 'Rolling Computer'

Link to article in Computerworld:

9) LTE Suited for Traffic Applications, Research Project Concludes

Link to article in EE Times Europe:

10) ERTICO Organizes Workshop on Connected Mobility at the Challenge Bibendum

Link to article from ERTICO:

11) Ford to Create Communication Standard for All Cars

Link to article on autoevolution:

12) Ford Prepares Global Launch of Electric Cars, Leads on Intelligent Vehicles

Link to article on

News Releases

1) New 2011 Michigan DOT Transportation Map Includes QR Codes

2) Beat the Traffic Releases Beta Version of Live Traffic Maps With New Street Detail

3) Pioneer's AppRadio Provides a Revolutionary Way to Use Apps in the Car

4) Allstate Wants Drivers to See Yellow, Then 'LOOK' for Motorcyclists on the Road

5) First Distracted Driving Month Campaign in California Called a Success

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Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The first flight of the Canadair CF-104 Starfighter was made.


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