Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 9, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057



AVIATION

1) Aviation TV Show Seeks National Reach

Link to article in the Pioneer Press:

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_19691551

Link to further information on The Flightline: http://www.theflightline.tv

2) Spanish Airport Spent 30 Million Euros on Advertising but has Yet to See Single Flight

Link to article in The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/9003214/Spains-white-elephant-airport-spents-30-million-euros-on-advertising.html

Link to article in El Pais:

http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2012/01/07/actualidad/1325966593_530534.html (in Spanish)

Link to Castellon Airport website: http://www.aerocas.com/aeropuerto.php?idioma=en

3) Airport Volunteers are South Florida's Ambassadors

Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-01-07/news/fl-airport-ambassadors-20120106_1_airport-ambassadors-fort-lauderdale-hollywood-international-airport-volunteers

OTHER

4) In New York MTA App Contest, Many Buttons Worth Pushing

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/nyregion/in-mta-app-contest-many-buttons-worth-pushing.html?_r=1

5) 1,100 Videos and Counting

Construction firm uses YouTube to showcase construction equipment.

Link to article in Equipment World:

http://www.digitalmagazinetechnology.com/a/?KEY=equipmentworld-11-12december#page=13&zoom=1

Link to letsdig18! YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/letsdig18

PARKING

6) Pay-by-Phone Meter Parking Systems Cropping Up Across the Globe

Link to article on Digital Journal:

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/317463

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

7) Toronto Transit Commission Launches Ad Campaign

Link to article in the Toronto Star:

http://www.thestar.com/news/ttc/article/1111762--ttc-launches-ad-campaign

Link to news release from the TTC:

http://www.ttc.ca/News/2012/January/0106_Know_Your_TTC.jsp

8) Calcutta Police Stage Street-Corner Plays to Educate Public About Traffic Safety

Link to article in The Telegraph:

http://telegraphindia.com/1120108/jsp/bihar/story_14978462.jsp

Link to further information from the Kolkata Traffic Police:

http://www.kolkatatrafficpolice.org/awareness_program.html

ROADWAYS

9) Smart Roads May be Reality by 2020

Link to article from iTECH:

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=28434

10) Sign on Maryland Highway Points to Non-existent Town

Link to article in The Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/commuting/take-the-icc-and-exit-at-norwood--where/2012/01/04/gIQAoo7SfP_story.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) NHTSA Administrator Praises Communications Technology, Despite Distracted Driving Risk

Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/01/highway_traffic_administrator.html

12) Dubai to Have 'White Points' Traffic System Soon

Drivers given incentives for following traffic laws.

Link to article on Emirates 24/7:

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/dubai-to-have-white-points-traffic-system-soon-2012-01-08-1.436396

13) Radar System Could Detect People Who Fall Onto Train Tracks

Link to article on Gizmag:

http://www.gizmag.com/radar-train-subway-platforms/21028/

Link to article in Measurement Science and Technology:

http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-0233/23/2/025401/pdf/0957-0233_23_2_025401.pdf

TELEMATICS

14) OnStar Invites Third-Party Developers to Hit the Gas

Link to blog on CNET:

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-33369_1-57354848/onstar-invites-third-party-developers-to-hit-the-gas/

Link to news release from General Motors:

http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2012/Jan/ces/0108_onstar_api

15) Ford Bets on the Digital Car

Link to article in Technology Review:

http://www.technologyreview.com/business/39413/?mod=chfeatured

16) Building a Global Market with V2X Telematics

How telematics is helping create a common language for intelligent highway systems.

Link to article on Telematics Update:

http://analysis.telematicsupdate.com/v2x-safety/building-global-market-v2x-telematics

17) Telematicus: Delivering Data that Drivers Want

Link to article on Telematics Update:

http://analysis.telematicsupdate.com/infotainment/telematicus-delivering-data-drivers-want

TRANSIT

18) Experimental Real-Time Transit Screens Come to Arlington, Virginia; DC

Link to Greater Greater Washington:

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/13241/experimental-real-time-transit-screens-come-to-arlington-dc/

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

19) Wilmington, North Carolina Traffic Management Center Blends Science, Art

Link to article in the Star-News:

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120109/ARTICLES/120109724

20) TrafficDito – Real-Time Traffic Monitoring App for Manila

Link to interview on WebGeekPH:

http://webgeekph.com/startups/trafficdito-real-time-traffic-monitoring-app/

Link to TrafficDito: http://trafficdito.com/

VEHICLES

21) Detroit Three Talk Technology at Detroit Auto Show

Link to article in Light & Medium Truck:

http://www.lmtruck.com/articles/lmtbase.aspx?storyid=1673

22) Getting in Gear for Content on the Go

Link to article in Variety:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118048068?refCatId=1009

News Releases

1) Cubic Joins Canadian Government in Public Transit Security Pilot

2) Navteq Launches Real-Time Traffic Service in India

3) Harrisonburg, Virginia to Provide Real-Time Bus Information

4) Garmin Smartphone Link for Android Provides Connected Services to nüvi Personal Navigation Devices

News from CES

1) Telenav Unveils Scout, the First Daily Personal Navigator for Smartphones, Computers and Cars

2) Ford Sync AppLink Gives Drivers Hands-Free Voice Control of Scout, New Daily Personal Navigator from Telenav

3) Updated Sync Destinations App Connects Drivers to Sync On the Go, Simplifies Navigation on the Road

**Correction**

In Friday's edition I had the wrong state in story #6. The correct headline is:

Illinois Store Sells Traffic Signs to Clients Across the Globe

My apologies for the mistake.

Solicitation

- Call for Entries – ITS America 2012 State Chapter Awards Program

http://itsa.org/component/content/article/1-general/1380--intelligent-transportation-society-of-america-announces-call-for-entries-for-2012-state-chapter-awards-program

Upcoming Events

Talking Operations Webcast: Maintenance Management for Signal Systems – January 11

http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/news/news_detail.asp?ID=783

Today in Transportation History

2007 **5th anniversary** Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/09/technology/apple_jobs/

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