Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 12, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) LightSquared Said to Disrupt 75% of GPS in Tests

Link to article from Bloomberg:

Link to statement from LightSquared:


2) Onboard Internet and the Implications for Maritime Training

Link to blog on Maritime Professional:


3) UK Transport Department Staff Sent Memo on Grammar

Civil servants advised not to use adverbs and contractions in official documents.

Link to article in The Mail on Sunday:

4) Gulf Traffic Expo Opens in Dubai

Link to TradeArabia News Service article:

5) US DOT Releases 2011 Update to ITS Benefits, Costs, Deployment, and Lessons Learned Desk Reference

Link to further information from US DOT:

6) New Documents from US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office

- National Evaluation of the SafeTrip-21 Initiative: California Connected Traveler Test Bed, Draft Evaluation Report: Networked Traveler – Transit/Smart Parking

- Passenger Bus Industry Weather Information Application

- Integrating Clarus Data with the 511 New York Traveler Information System

- Applying Systems Engineering Principles to the Development of Transportation Communication Standards

- Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems Light-Vehicle Field Operational Test Key Findings Report (click for MSWord version)

- Connected Vehicle Environment: Governance Roundtable Proceedings from June 20, 2011

- Clarus Multi-State Regional Demonstrations

* Evaluation of Use Case #2: Seasonal Load Restriction Tool

* Evaluation of Use Case #3 : Non-Winter Maintenance Decision Support System

* Evaluation of Use Case #5: Enhanced Road Weather Content for Traveler Advisories


7) Tech-Absorbed Pedestrians Using Mobile Phones to Text or Talk Risking Death

Link to article in The Courier-Mail:


8) Secret Society: Transport Transparency Still Elusive in Quebec

Link to article in The Gazette:

9) European Commission Launches Open Data Strategy

Link to article in Computing:


10) Amtrak to Trade Hole Punches for iPhones

Link to article in The Washington Post:


11) Interview with Carlos Nogueira on Need for Partnerships to Deliver Telematics in Brazil

Link to article on Telematics Update:

12) Taking Telematics on the Road to Improve Automotive Safety

Link to blog in The Engineer:


13) Federal Audit of Los Angeles MTA Expected to Show Problems Communicating with Those Who Don't Speak English

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

14) The Future of Transit Fare Cards is No Fare Card at All

Link to article in The Atlantic:

15) Auto-Piloted Buses Fight Madrid Traffic

Link to blog on SmartPlanet:

Link to article in El Correo: (in Spanish)


16) Chennai Traffic Police Designing Website with Streaming Live Traffic Video

Link to article in The Hindu:

17) Intelligent Traffic Management System to be Presented in Azerbaijan Soon

Link to article on News.Az:


18) NHTSA Proposes Standardized Keyless Ignition Systems

Link to article in The Detroit News:

19) Microsoft and Nissan Launch Cloud Partnership

Link to article in the Financial Times:

Link to news release:

News Releases

1) inthinc Files Counterclaims Against SpeedGauge for Patent Infringement

2) Travel Times Coming to I-95 in Virginia

3) Variable Speed Limits Coming to Tasmanian Highway

4) Dubai RTA Installs 89 Monitors Displaying Real-Time Info on Buses

5) New York MTA Introduces Updated Version of 'The Weekender'

6) New Audi Connect Services: Internet Radio and Google Street View

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Assess the Barriers and Solutions to V2X Deployment – December 15

Today in Transportation History

1901 **110th anniversary** Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic radio signal in St. John's, Newfoundland.,_1901

1936 **75th anniversary** The Henry Hudson Bridge, which connects Manhattan and the Bronx, opened.

1961 **50th anniversary** OSCAR 1 was launched. The satellite carried the first amateur radio transmitter into space.


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