Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
BlueTOAD™ On The Road This Month
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 this month. Distributors are showcasing the technologies at regional trade shows across the country, including ITS Maryland/Tri-Chapter September 14-15 in Hagerstown, Texas ITE in Garland on the 14th-16th, MASITE in Cape May, NJ on the 18-19, Tennessee ITS September 27-30 in Memphis, ITS-Midwest September 28-29 in Cincinnati, and ITS-Arizona on September 29 in Mesa. For more information on these and other shows next month, visit http://trafficcast.com/events/P0/
1) CHK America's Maps Help People Navigate Transit Systems Around the World
Link to article in the Santa Barbara News-Press:
GPS / NAVIGATION
2) North Korea Developing High-Powered GPS Jammer
Link to article in The Chosun Ilbo:
3) Only About Half of Smartphone Owners Use Phone's GPS for Directions
Link to CNN story:
4) Study Shows that Vehicle-to-Vehicle Navigation Systems Really Do Work
Link to article on PhysOrg.com:
5) Washington State DOT Testing Advertising on Some of Its Web Pages
Link to article in Governing:
6) High-Tech Ghost Town Planned for New Mexico
ITS among the technologies to be tested at site.
Link to CNET News article:
Link to further information from Pegasus Global Holdings:
7) Top Wisconsin DOT Official Tells Staff Not to Mention Free Voter ID Cards to the Public – Unless They Ask
Link to article in The Capital Times:
8) Demo: WiFlow – Real-Time Travel Time Estimation Using Wi-Fi Monitors
Link to demonstration paper:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
9) New York MTA, NYPD Praise 'See Something, Say Something' Campaign
Link to story and video on NY1
SAFETY / SECURITY
10) Roadside Video Screen Shows Cars Speeding in School Zone
Link to article on Burnaby Now:
11) Female Blogger Threatened with Defamation Suit for Writing about TSA 'Rape'
Link to blog in Forbes:
12) Plans for New EU Cars to Automatically Dial for Emergency Help
Link to AFP article:
13) Kia Working on Next-Gen Telematics System for Global Application
Link to article on WardsAuto.com:
14) Countdown Signs Coming to DC Metro Bus Stops
Link to article in The Examiner:
15) Real-Time Train Arrival Data in Calgary Delayed, but is En Route
Link to article in the Calgary Herald:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
16) Early Planning to Avoid Repeat of Scotland's Snow Chaos
Link to BBC News story:
17) Car Insurance by the Mile Debuts in California
Link to article on Stateline:
Traffic Management Center Pooled Funds Study Webinar: Design and Display of Effective Dynamic Message Sign Messages – September 14
Today in Transportation History
1776 **235th anniversary** The first submarine attack in war is alleged to have occurred in New York Harbor when the Turtle attempted to fasten an explosive device to the British flagship, HMS Eagle.
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