Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Boeing Sees 'Staggering' Need for New Pilots, Technicians

Company says rapidly changing communication and IT requirements help drive need.

Link to article in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

Link to news release from Boeing:

2) European Union Calls for Increased Tech Collaboration to Develop Single European Sky

Link to BNO News article:


3) Europe's Galileo Sat-Nav in Big Cash Boost

Link to BBC News story:


4) Billboard Boondoggle? US DOT Halts Globe-Trotting Trips for Bureaucrats

International Scan Program shutdown by FHWA.

Link to story on ABC News:

5) TSA Wants Additional Info from Truck Drivers Carrying Hazardous Materials

Link to article in Government Security News:


6) Awareness Drive Helps Cut Pedestrian Deaths in Dubai

Link to article in Gulf News:


7) Operation Lifesaver Unveils Online Videogame-Style Experience to Promote Safety for Commercial Drivers

Link to article in RailwayAge:

8) Safety Today – June 2011 Edition

Link to magazine:


9) Ford Tweaks Voice-Recognition Systems' Software

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

Link to news release from Ford:


10) South Korea's Advanced Public Transportation System

Link to story on Arirang:


11) Ford Beefs Up Technology Team on Demand for Mobile Apps in Cars

Link to Bloomberg article:

News Releases

1) Preliminary Program Now Available for 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems in Orlando

2) Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation Marks a Collaboration Into European Air Transport

3) Ford to Bold Fonts Inside Vehicles to Help Drivers

4) ITS California Opens Registration for Annual Meeting

5) Safer Queues with New Technology from Volvo Trucks

6) Red Light, Green Light – Automated Driving Takes the Wheel


- Call for Presentations NATMEC 2012 Conference – NATEMC

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1861 **150th anniversary** Maximilian von Spee, an admiral in the Imperial German Navy, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.


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