Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
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1) California Transportation Planners Hope Tech Improves Bike Projects
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:
GPS / NAVIGATION
2) FCC Seeks Ways for LightSquared, GPS to Coexist
Link to Bloomberg article:
3) GLONASS Gets Nokia Backing, Aims to Rival COMPASS
Link to Reuters article:
4) Lawsuit Alleges Company-Provided GPS Could Have Prevented Megabus Crash
Link to article in The Post-Standard:
5) Burlington, Vermont Votes to Add French to Its Signs
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6) Bulgarian Transport Organizations Insist on Eliminating Confusing Road Signs and Markings
Link to Focus Information Agency article:
7) OnStar Plans for Global Expansion
Link to article in Automotive News:
8) Alert Warning System Planned for DC Metrobus
Link to article in The Examiner:
9) How Smartphones, Tablets are Killing Wi-Fi on Seattle Buses
Link to article on GeekWire:
10) New System Would Inspect Trucks While on the Go
Link to article in The Record:
Link to news release from NYSERDA:
11) Influx of Nerds Changes Tenor of Auto Industry's Summer Camp
Link to blog in Forbes:
12) How 'Connectedness' Changes the Car. A Conversation with Ford CTO
Link to video on GigaOM:
13) A Look at GM's Rapid Prototyping Lab
Link to video on Translogic:
Australian Intelligent Transport Systems Summit – September 20-22 – Broadbeach, Queensland
Today in Transportation History
1911 **100th anniversary** The French passenger ship Emir collided with the British ship Silverton while passing through the Strait of Gibraltar. Eighty-six people died.
The British steamer SS Fifeshire ran aground in the Gulf of Aden. Twenty-four died after the ship was abandoned.
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