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 http://trafficcast.com/events/
1) Sleeping Controller Triggered Chaotic Response, Report Shows
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to report from NTSB:
GPS / NAVIGATION
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: www.motc.gov.om
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:
SAFETY / SECURITY
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
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 from ITS World Congress
- Request for Information – Electronic Tolling Solutions – Illinois Tollway
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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