Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 17, 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 Traffic 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


1) Russia's Soyuz Ready to Launch Galileo, Europe's $5.4 Billion Rival to US GPS

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2) Moves to Ban Foreign Language Driving Tests in UK

Link to article in The Scotsman:

3) ITS World Congress Daily News – Day One

Link to newsletter from ITS International:


4) Company Pitching Florida on Automatic Crosswalk Systems

Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:


5) Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Looking at Ways to be More Transparent

Link to article in The Examiner:


6) Arizona Testing New Safeguards Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Link to article and video in The Arizona Republic:

7) FHWA Produces Draft Document to Help Agencies with Development of Systems Engineering Documentation for Adaptive Signal Control Technology

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8) A Primer on Work Zone Safety and Mobility Performance Measurement

Link to further information from FHWA:


9) New York City Livery Cab Drivers Want Alert and Notification System

Link to story and audio report on WCBS-AM Radio:

10) 'Blue Alert' to Warn Utah Public of Fugitive Cop-Shooters

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

11) Parents Distracted While Teaching Kids to Drive

Link to article in USA Today:

12) Victoria Police Call for E-tags to Catch Speeding Motorcycles

Link to article in the Herald Sun:


13) The Dawn of 3G Telematics

Link to article on Telematics Update:


14) London Bus Checker App Launched

Link to article on Coach Broker:


15) Matchbin Forms Radiant Media and Buys from Nokia

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Link to news release:


16) Smartphone Communication Could Make Roads Safer, Says GM

Link to article on All Car Tech:

17) GM Says Self-Driving Vehicles are on Horizon

Link to article on Inside Line:

News Releases

1) IEEE Experts Say Existing ITS Technologies Could Eliminate 90% of Traffic Accidents

2) Airports Focus on Technology to Improve Passenger Experience

3) Tennessee DOT Unveils New Logo

4) American Council of the Blind Releases Updated Pedestrian Safety Handbook

5) Cubic Receives Contactless EMV Bank Card Type Approval for Next-Generation Tri-Reader 3

6) US DOT Fines Orbitz for Violating Price Advertising Rules

7) Webinar: The Connected Car: What's Driving 'Mobile' Innovation – October 18

8) Texas DOT Launches New Web Application to Streamline Crash Data Reporting

9) Meritor WABCO Forms Strategic Alliance with Takata

10) FAA Breaks Ground on New Air Traffic Control Tower and Radar Facility in Cleveland

11) Qualcomm Announces New Customer Portal and Public Website for the Transportation and Logistics Market

12) Technology Race Heats Up at the Los Angeles Auto Show

13) Customized Apps for BMW and Mini – Worldwide

News from the ITS World Congress

1) GEWI to Demonstrate Connected Vehicle at ITS World Congress

2) TransCore Debuts GPS-Based Device for Infrastructure-less Tolling and Safe Driving Applications

3) TomTom Extends Coverage of Real-Time Traffic Products Available to Industry Partners Globally

4) TomTom Provides Historical Traffic Data to City of Zurich

5) City of Orlando Trialing Technology from Alcatel-Lucent to Monitor and Predict Real-Time Traffic Conditions

6) Millions of New Yorkers Now Benefiting from Actelis Networks' Ethernet-Based ITS

7) Industry Leaders Explore the Road to Efficient Transport in New Report

8) Proxim Wireless Launches Next Generation 300 Mbps Point-to-Multipoint Systems

9) Proxim Wireless Enables Mobile Wireless Video Surveillance Network on Tenerife Tram System

10) Systems Integrated Expands Los Angeles County Traffic Control System Using Proxim Tsunami GX800 Licensed Radios

11) Streetline's Parker App Awarded Runner-Up in The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards

12) Ford to Demonstrate Smart Electrification Technology That Can Adapt with Green Cities Trend

13) GM Develops Mobile Technology That Watches Road Ahead

Upcoming Events

Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society Annual Meeting – November 2-4 – Montgomery, Alabama

Today in Transportation History

1941 **70th anniversary* The USS Kearny was torpedoed by a German submarine off Iceland. Eleven men on board were killed.


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