Transportation Communications Newsletter
Friday, October 14, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
GEWI to Demonstrate Connected Vehicle at World Congress
At ITS World Congress in Orlando, GEWI and BMW will demonstrate a Connected Vehicle service for Local Hazard Warning (LHW) in the Mobility section of the Technology Showcase. Attendees to World Congress will have an opportunity to ride in the demonstration vehicle. GEWI will also unveil a new application to allow government and commercial users to enter traffic data on the iPad. The planned markets for which this could be used are Mobile Data Entry and Data Quality Assurance. Traffic Incident Management and Motorist Assistance are markets also being considered. GEWI will also be speaking in two sessions on advanced traffic technologies at the conference. To schedule a Mobile Traffic Data Entry demo or Connected Vehicle ride, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1) United, Delta, Alaska Air Sued Over Mobile Check-In Patents
Link to Bloomberg article:
2) Air Mishaps Soar, US Government Debates Why
Link to story on CNN:
Link to report from US Government Accountability Office:
3) UK's Birmingham Airport Strives to Offer Passengers Disney-Style Experience Using High-Tech
Link to article in Airport World:
4) New GPS Device Tracks Racing Cyclists
Link to article on Cyclingnews.com:
5) A Wireless Bicycle Brake with 99.999999999997% Reliability
Link to blog on ZDNet:
6) National Association of City Transportation Officials and US DOT Secretary LaHood Announce Print Release of Urban Bikeway Design Guide
Link to further information from NACTO:
7) To Cut Down on Cheaters, Garden State Parkway Toll Booths to be Put Under Video Surveillance
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:
8) Government Cameras in Your Car? E-toll Patent Hints at Big Brotherish Future
Link to blog on MSNBC:
GPS / NAVIGATION
9) Delhi Police: Commercial Vehicles Must Have GPS
Link to article in the Hindustan Times:
10) Port of Tauranga Radar May Have Shown Bulk Carrier Rena Heading to Reef
Link to article in the Waikato Times:
11) Florida Tries to Undo Traffic School Owner's Publishing Contract
Company has exclusive rights to advertising in official driver's handbook.
Link to article in the St. Petersburg Times:
SAFETY / SECURITY
12) National Transportation Safety Board: Ban Cellphones for Truckers
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
13) After Fatal Accidents, NJ Transit Seeks Improved Safety at Crossings
Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:
14) Telematics and Voice Recognition: Overcoming the Tech Challenges
Link to article on Telematics Update:
15) SEPTA Riders Warned Against Faking Injuries
Transit agency using video to catch frauds and plans TV ads.
Link to story and video on WCAU-TV:
16) Staff Told Not to Help Blind People at London Tube Station During Renovation
Link to BBC News story:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
17) Chandler, Arizona Posts Freeway Travel Times on Signs Approaching On-Ramps
Link to article in the East Valley Tribune:
18) IT System Controls Swedish Traffic
Link to article in The Northern Echo:
19) Dubai Police Partner with Du for Traffic Information Transfer
Link to article in Telecompaper:
20) Driverless Cars Tested in Nevada
Link to article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
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