Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 21, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI Launches New Website and Product Videos

In preparation for GEWI's 20th anniversary in 2012, a new version of has been launched. The new website allows users to locate information about GEWI products and market information much more easily. A few new items you'll notice at the new website:

* Improved Navigation

A new menu which makes it easier to see what TIC is used for and used by in more than 125 projects worldwide.

* New Framework

A new website framework is used to provide more content per page, and organized into a MAIN information window and ADDITIONAL information window to keep the most popular GEWI content readily available to web visitors.

* New Videos

Product feature videos are now available for TIC Camera features, TIC for Weather, Work Zones and TIC for iPad, but this is just the beginning. In the future, more videos will be available not just for product features, but also for user training and customer support.

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1) FAA: LightSquared Quandry Stalling Early NextGen Implementation

Link to article on Flightglobal:

2) Ads Add Up for Airlines, but Some Fliers Say It's Too Much

Link to article in USA Today:


3) Europe Launches Its Bid to Compete with US GPS

Link to Reuters article:

Link to video from EUX.TV:


4) UK Royal Navy Unveils Cutting-Edge Warfare Training System

Link to BBC News story:

Link to video report from British Forces News:

5) Port of Houston to Add Optical Character Recognition Tech

Link to article on SmartPlanet:

Link to news release from APS Technology:


6) Why Computer Voices are Mostly Female

The default voice on most navigation systems is female and many transit systems use a woman's voice.

Link to story on CNN:

7) 5Star Responder Like OnStar for People

Link to CNET News article:

Link to further information from GreatCall:


8) UK Department for Transport Publishes Design Advice on Disabled Pedestrians in Shared Spaces

Link to article in New Civil Engineer:

Link to guide:


9) Delhi Police to Limit Their Facebook Comments on 'High-Profile' Traffic Offenders

Judge objects to posting of photos and comments.

Link to article in the Hindustan Times:

Link to Delhi Traffic Police Facebook page:


10) Feds Will Take Millions in Highway Funds if Idaho Doesn't Ban Texting for Commercial Drivers

Link to article on


11) Can Voice Recognition Make Telematics Services Safer?

Link to article on Telematics Update:


12) New Law Allows Electronic Billboards on Buses in California

Five-year pilot program could bring additional revenue to Santa Monica.

Link to article in The Argonaut:

Link to bill:

13) To Win Riders, Mass Transit Should Get Wired

Link to article in The Atlantic:

Link to report from DePaul University:


14) Chandler, Arizona Tracks Traffic Through Bluetooth Signals

Link to article in The Arizona Republic:

Link to news release from the City of Chandler:


15) How Google's Self-Driving Car Works

Link to article and video in IEEE Spectrum:

16) Aftermarket Device Brings Vehicle-to-Vehicle Tech to All Cars

Link to article on CNET:

News Releases

1) America’s Transportation Leaders Agree that Intelligent Transportation is the Future
of Travel

2) Giant Leap to Toll Interoperability from OmniAir

3) Michigan DOT Makes It Easier to Use Mi Drive to Get Road and Traffic Information on Your Smartphone

4) T2 Systems and Parkmobile USA Announce Pay-by-Phone Implementation in the City of Houston

5) AASHTO and IBTTA Sign Agreement to Work Together on Road Funding Issues

6) Advanced Transportation Management System Along the I-95 And Spaulding Turnpike Corridors in New Hampshire


- Call for Papers – 20th International Symposium on Electronics in Transport

Upcoming Events

2011 Annual Polis Conference and Polis Annual General Assembly – November 29-30 – Brussels

Friday Bonus

Make your reservations now! Here's Airbus' concept of air travel in 2050.

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The Pervomayskaya station in the Moscow Metro opened.


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