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 firstname.lastname@example.org
1) German Air-Traffic Controllers Set to Strike
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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:
GPS / NAVIGATION
4) Military Jamming of GPS in Scotland Suspended
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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:
SAFETY / SECURITY
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
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:
NFC Payments USA – November 2-3 – Miami
Today in Transportation History
1961 **50th anniversary** Martin Marietta was formed by the merger of American-Marietta Corporation and the Glenn L. Martin Company.
1971 **40th anniversary** The reconstructed London Bridge was officially rededicated in Lake Havasu, Arizona.
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