Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

BlueTOAD™ On The Road

BlueTOAD by TrafficCast is the industry's leading Bluetooth™ traffic monitoring system. It accurately measures travel times, road speeds and route choice behaviors through anonymous detection of Bluetooth™ signals. Advanced software automatically calculates traffic data, in real-time or over time, displaying content in both color-coded speed maps and a dashboard format on a secure web interface. BlueTOAD can work independent of local power and data connectivity, install directly in traffic signal cabinets or even capture data for post-analysis. Speed studies, performance measures, before/after comparisons, Origin/Destination analysis all benefit from the robust data BlueTOAD delivers.

And BlueTOAD is on the road. Distributors are showcasing the technologies at regional trade shows across the country, including OTEC in Columbus October 25-26, the Wisconsin ITS-Forum in Milwaukee November 1, GRITS - Gulf Region ITS in Montgomery November 2-4 and ITS-Texas in San Marcos November 9-11. And, of course, the ITS World Congress - Booth #1771 – in Orlando October 16–20. For more information on these and other shows where BlueTOAD will be hopping, visit


1) Sleeping Controller Triggered Chaotic Response, Report Shows

Link to Bloomberg article:

Link to report from NTSB:


2) iPhone 4S Supports Both GPS, GLONASS

Link to RIA Novosti article:


3) Virginia Transportation Secretary: When Roadwork Can Do No More Good, Telework Can be a Solution

Link to article in Federal Computer Week:

4) Oman Transport and Communications Ministry Launches New Website

Link to article in the Times of Oman:

Link to site:

5) ITS World Congress Daily News – Day 3

Link to newsletter from ITS International:


6) Billboards for the 21st Century Point Us to the Road Ahead

Lamar Advertising's RoadNinja app makes outdoor media interactive.

Link to column in Advertising Age:

Link to news release from Lamar:


7) Lagos, Nigeria to Build Traffic Safety Labs in Schools

Link to article in Vanguard:


8) Cross Country Automotive Services Adds 'Connected Car' Service

Link to article in The Sault Star:


9) GoLive to Give Bus Info in North Carolina's Research Triangle Region

Link to article in The News & Observer:

Link to news release from GoTriangle:


10) University of Maryland to Help Create Traffic App with Inrix

Link to article in The Diamondback:


11) What Cadillac Learned from the iPhone

Link to article in Fortune:

12) Test-Riding Uber, the Populist Car Service You Summon with a Mobile App

Link to column in The Boston Globe:

News Releases

1) Sensys Networks Debuts at 35th Position on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500

2) TomTom to Roll Out HD Traffic in Czech Republic

3) NJ Transit to Partner with Google Wallet to Enable Payment with Smartphones

4) ERTICO - ITS Europe and ITS China Sign Memorandum of Understanding

5) Teen Tragedy in Utah Highlights Need for Operation Lifesaver's 'Bad Move' PSA

6) QNX Announces Next Generation Hands-Free Software

7) Illinois Tollway 2012 Tentative Budget Includes $7.9 Million for ITS

8) Philippine Government Envisions Digitally-Empowered Nation with Traffic Information System Expanding Beyond Manila

9) Navigon for Android App Upgrade Provides Unique Ways to Manage and Update Maps

10) Jeppesen Introduces Web-Based Runway Analysis Service to Optimize Operators Takeoff Performance

News from ITS World Congress

1) ITS America Announces Winners of 2011 Best of ITS Awards

2) US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood Says Intelligent Transportation’s Safety Technology Will Put People Back to Work

3) US DOT Hosts Research Clinic to Test ‘Connected Vehicle Technology’

4) Alcatel-Lucent to Help Relieve Traffic Congestion and Improve Delivery to Drivers in Southwestern Enterprise Zone of Paris

5) Perceptics Introduces Automated DOT Reading System with More Accurate Throughput


- Request for Information – Electronic Tolling Solutions – Illinois Tollway,2603187&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Upcoming Events

IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference – November 14-16 – Amsterdam

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** Eugene Ely, the first person to take-off in an airplane from a ship, was killed while performing a stunt at the Georgia State Fair Grounds.


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