Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 10, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI to Demonstrate Mobile Traffic Data Entry at World Congress

At ITS World Congress in Orlando, GEWI will 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 on advanced traffic technologies in two sessions, and with BMW will demonstrate a Connected Vehicle service for Local Hazard Warning (LHW) in the Mobility section of the Technology Showcase. To schedule a Mobile Traffic Data Entry demo or Connected Vehicle ride, contact


1) German Air-Traffic Controllers Set to Strike

Link to story on Deutsche Welle:,,15445836,00.html

2) What's Next for Airline Apps?

Link to story on CNN:


3) Thomas Guides Disappear in a GPS/Google Maps World

Link to story and audio on The Madeleine Brand Show on KPCC Radio:


4) Military Jamming of GPS in Scotland Suspended

Link to BBC News story:


5) Sensors and the City: IBM Exhibit Visualizes Today's Urban Problems – and Potential Solutions

Link to article in Scientific American:


6) Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to Unveil New E-services

Link to article in the Khaleej Times:


7) Illegal Signs Will Soon be Costly in Maryland

Link to article in The Daily Times:

8) Stronger When Silent? Caracas Sends Mimes to Tame Lawless Traffic

Link to AP article:


9) Electronic Signs Warn Drivers Going Too Fast on Alligator Alley

Link to article in the Sun-Sentinel:

10) Arizona Must Do More to Warn of Dust Storms

Link to editorial in the Arizona Daily Star:


11) Behold the Giant Touch Computer to Discover Travel Experiences

Link to article and video on Tnooz:


12) San Francisco Muni to Put Cameras in Cabs of Rail Vehicles to Enforce Phone Ban

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

13) University of Washington Grad Updates Bus-Service Apps from Zurich

Link to column in The Seattle Times:


14) Nevada DOT Pursues Traffic Operations Center Project

Link to article in the Reno Gazette-Journal:

15) Stuck in Traffic? New Jersey 511 to Customize Alerts, Add Travel Times to Overhead Signs

Link to article in the Daily Record:

16) IBM Plans to Change Nairobi to a Smarter City

Link to article in CIO East Africa:

17) Fighting Congestion with Smarter Highways

Link to article in Public Roads:

18) Stuck in Traffic? A Star is Born

NY1's Jamie Shupak has become a New York personality.

Link to article in The New York Times:


19) Audi A6 Creates a Wireless Connection in the Car

Link to article in USA Today:

20) Robotic Car Developed by Oxford University

Link to BBC News story:

Link to news release from the University of Oxford:

21) How Northwestern Companies Helped Ford with In-Car Technology

Link to article in the Puget Sound Business Journal:

22) 'Integration of Smartphones in Cars is Critical'

An interview with Mikael Gustavsson, director of Volvo's Connectivity HUB.

Link to interview in Telematics Update:

News Releases

1) Webinar: Integrating Environmental Reporting with Existing Business Processes and Systems, October 11

2) GEWI to Demonstrate Mobile Traffic Data Entry at World Congress

3) BMW the First with New Jam-Busting Technology: Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI)

4) New Mobile Application from NOAA Provides Critical Imagery for Emergency Responders

5) TRL Launches Tool to Help Control Center Evaluate Strategies for Traffic

6) Zaganite Industries Joins Ennis Traffic Safety Solutions

7) Lockheed Martin Powers on the GPS III Pathfinder

8) Makes It Easy for Fans to Locate Traffic in New Zealand

9) European Commission Urged to Hold Firm on Airspace Improvements

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Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Martin Marietta was formed by the merger of American-Marietta Corporation and the Glenn L. Martin Company.,9171,939282,00.html

1971 **40th anniversary** The reconstructed London Bridge was officially rededicated in Lake Havasu, Arizona.


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