Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
BlueTOAD™ On The Road
BlueTOAD by TrafficCast is the industry's leading Bluetooth™ traffic monitoring system. It accurately measures travel times, road speeds and route choice behaviors through anonymous detection of Bluetooth signals from mobile devices inside vehicles, and the vehicles themselves. An advanced software interface is included that automatically calculates the traffic data, in real-time or over time, displayed in color-coded speed maps as well as a dashboard format. BlueTOAD can work independent of local power and data connectivity, or installs directly in traffic signal cabinets. And the new Mini-BlueTOAD is perfect to collect data for studies, performance measures and before/after analysis.
And BlueTOAD is on the road. Distributors are showcasing the technologies at regional trade shows across the country, including, ITS-Arizona on September 29 in Mesa, OTEC in Columbus October 25-26, the Milwaukee ITS-Forum in Milwaukee November 1, GRITS - Gulf Region ITS in Montgomery November 2-4 and ITS-Texas in San Marcos November 9-11. And, of course, the ITS World Congress - Booth #1771 – in Orlando October 16–20. For more information on these and other shows where BlueTOAD will be hopping, visit http://trafficcast.com/events/P0/
1) IBM Launches City Parking Analytics System
Link to IDG News article:
2) Australian Airports Adopt High-Tech Parking System
Link to article in The Australian:
3) Los Angeles Moves to Credit Card Readers and On-Street Sensors for Parking
Link to article in Parking Today:
4) Flexible Traffic Light Wraps Around Trees
Link to article in Wired:
5) Cellphones Come to New York City Subways
Link to segment on WNYC Radio's Brian Lehrer Show:
6) Navigating the Garden State: By Train
Link to article on South Brunswick Patch:
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7) Virginia DOT Awards Contract for 511 Travel Information System to Iteris
Link to article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Link to news release from VDOT:
8) Verizon: 'We Have to Extend Beyond Cellular,' Including Intelligent Transportation
Link to article in Mobile Communications International:
9) Irish EU Commissioner Gets Update on Advanced Vehicle Technology
Link to article in the Galway Independent:
10) New iPhone Application to Help Dutch Drivers Reduce Their Fuel Consumption
Link to blog on Green Car Congress:
7th Brazilian Congress on Highways & Concessions and Brasvias Exhibition – October 24-28 – Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Today in Transportation History
1066 **945th anniversary** William, Duke of Normandy, invaded England to begin the Norman Conquest.
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