Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 29, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA: Own-ship Position Display on iPads is a Problem

Link to article in Aviation International News:

2) Gulf Outage Exposes ADS-B Oversight Vulnerability

Link to article in Aviation International News:

3) Hurricane Irene Exposes United Airlines' System Issues

Link to blog on ZDNet:;feature-roto


4) New Alberta Distracted Driving Law Applies to Bicycle Couriers

Link to article in the Calgary Herald:


5) New Zealand Transport Agency Grabs Radio Spectrum

Spectrum was earmarked for regional broadband but may now be used for traffic-light cameras.

Link to article in The Dominion Post:


6) Class Action Suit Says Florida Highway Patrol Illegally Tickets Motorists Who Warn Others About Speed Traps

Link to story and video on WTSP-TV:

7) Cellphone Networks Unscathed by Hurricane Irene

Link to article on CNET News:

8) Next-Gen Data and Information Frameworks for ITS

Link to Terranautix blog:


9) NHTSA Revamps Effort to Curb Drunken Driving

Link to article in The Detroit News:

Link to news release from US DOT:


10) London to Use Sensors and Computer System for Olympic VIP Travels

Link to article in The Mail on Sunday:

11) GEWI: The Intel of Traffic and Travel Information Software?

Link to article in GPS Business News:

News Releases

1) TomTom Introduces World's First Navigation Device with Travel-Specific Apps and TomTom HD Traffic with Real-Time Updates

2) Colorado DOT Launches New App for Spanish-Speakers to Help Prevent Drunk Driving

Upcoming Events

Talking Freight Webinar: Advancing a Foundational Component of US DOT's Smart Roadside Initiative – National Standards and Specifications for WIM Technology – September 21

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** A French fighter jet accidentally severed the cable of the Aiguille du Midi Cable Car killing six people.


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