Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


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AVIATION

1) Playing the Wireless Card: Airlines Rush to Add Wi-Fi

Link to article and video in The Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970204294504576615473286373458-lMyQjAxMTAxMDEwMTExNDEyWj.html?mod=wsj_share_email

2) App Lets Airport Travelers Order Food at Gate

Link to article in Nation's Restaurant News:

http://www.nrn.com/article/app-lets-airport-travelers-order-food-gate

Link to news release from HMSHost:

http://www.hmshost.com/2011/10/03/hmshost-adds-android-smartphones-to-b4-you-board%e2%84%a2-mobile-ordering-application/

3) JetBlue Supports iPhone – as Long as It's the Employee's Device

Airline's call center is run by employees working from home through a VDI environment.

Link to article in Computerworld:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220724/JetBlue_supports_iPhone_as_long_as_it_s_the_employee_s_device

4) Articles from Airport Improvement

- Houston Airport System Uses Bluetooth Sensors to Measure Wait Times at Security Checkpoints

http://www.airportimprovement.com/content/story.php?article=00316

- Airports Use Web-Based Software to Verify and Simplify Airline Billing

http://www.airportimprovement.com/content/story.php?article=00319

- Denver International Revamps Pavement Markings Program

http://www.airportimprovement.com/content/story.php?article=00311

- StandardAero Adds 'Invisible Escort'

http://www.airportimprovement.com/content/story.php?article=00315

MARITIME

5) Navigating the Garden State: By Boat

Link to article on Paramus Patch:

http://paramus.patch.com/blog_posts/navigating-the-garden-state-by-boat-9c27fb03

OTHER

6) Traffic Technology International – October/November 2011

Link to magazine:

http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/magazine.php

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) Ford Europe Study: Handheld In-Car Mobile Phone Use Stays High

Link to article in automotiveIT:

http://www.automotiveit.com/ford-europe-study-handheld-in-car-mobile-phone-use-stays-high/news/id-004152

8) Focused Approach to Safety

Link to further information from FHWA:

http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/fas/

TRANSIT

9) China Transport Data Raise Privacy Concerns

Link to article in China Daily:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/usa/china/2011-10/11/content_13865453.htm

10) US Senator Charles Schumer Pushes Bill of Rights for Long Island Rail Road Passengers

Lawmaker wants better notification system during disruptions.

Link to article in the New York Post:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/chuck_pushes_lirr_bill_of_rights_wqP08wGOoE0lMsxHbvsTdL

11) How Open Data Could Make San Francisco Public Transportation Better

Link to article in Fast Company:

http://www.fastcompany.com/1785951/kicker-studios-imagines-how-open-data-could-make-san-francisco-public-transportation-better

VEHICLES

12) The Spy Already Inside Your Car

Link to article on Carinsurance.com:

http://www.carinsurance.com/Articles/black-box-insurance-privacy.aspx

News Releases

1) TRW Demonstrates Advanced Pedestrian Detection System with Automatic Emergency Braking

2) I-95 Corridor Coalition with Inrix Expands Vehicle Probe Project

3) Apollo Video Technology Awarded GSA Contract

4) Apollo Video Technology Showcases Fleet-Wide Vehicle Information Management Software at Gathering of Public Transportation Industry Leaders

5) Olio Delivers More Accurate Traffic Data Analysis for ITS

6) Vancouver, British Columbia's Expo Line Upgrades Improve Communications, Enhance Reliability

7) Fujitsu and Autotalks Partner to Provide Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Processor

8) TomTom Partners with Ford Offering Semi-integrated Navigation in Europe

9) Telematics Could Cause 'Seismic Shift' Among Vehicle Insurers

Upcoming Events

Sleep Apnea & Multi-Modal Transportation Conference – November 8-9 – Baltimore

http://goo.gl/8qxMG

Today in Transportation History

1811 **200th anniversary** What is said to be the first regular commercially-operated steam ferry in the world, the Juliana, began operations between Hoboken, New Jersey and Manhattan.

http://www.stevens.edu/sit/about/steamboats.cfm

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