Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 7, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) TLC to Launch Airport Series, 'On the Fly'
Link to story from CNN:
Link to further information:


2) On the Vaunted New York City Subway Map, Mistakes and Phantom Blocks
Link to article in The New York Times:


3) Hungary to Introduce E-Toll System by Mid-2013
Link to article in the Budapest Business Journal:


4) 122 Ships Affected by Suspected North Korean GPS Jamming
Link to article in The Korea Times:

5) Commercial Ship GPS Could Help Track Tsunamis
Link to story on KITV-TV:


6) New Publication: A Guide to Open Transportation Data
Link to further information from the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management:

7) Articles from Latest Issue of Texas Transportation Researcher
 -  Looking Out for Pedestrians – Beacons, Pavement Marking Improve Crosswalk Safety
 -  Fighting Congestion with Technology: The New Frontier
 -  Looking Into the Retroreflective Glass – Could Glass Beads in Pavement Paint be Harmful?

8) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – May 2012
Link to newsletter:


9) O'Hare Upgrade Would Let You Find and Pay for Parking with Your Phone
Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:


10) Amtrak Enlists iPhones as a Service Tool
Link to article in The New York Times:


11) B&B Electronics: The Advent of 'Feature-Rich Systems'
Link to interview on Telematics Update:


12) Q&A: Chatting with Rhino Loft – the Developers Behind Notify4Myki App
Link to article in Macworld Australia:


13) Virginia DOT Upgrades Traveler Information Systems
Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:

14) Study: Our Smartphones are Turning Us Into 'Real-Time Information Seekers and Problem Solvers'
Report says 20% have used phone in last 30 days for traffic or transit information.
Link to article on TechCrunch:
Link to further information from Pew Internet & American Life Project:

15) Articles from Flow – May 2012
 -  Dynamic Travel Information Personalized and Delivered to Your Cellphone (page 1)
 -  Enabling Cost-Effective Multimodal Trip Planners Through Open Transit Data (page 4)

16) Information on the Go: Los Angeles County MTA Library Figures Prominently in 'Go Metro Los Angeles'
Link to Primary Resources blog:


17) Study: German Buyers' Interest in Connected Cars Growing
Link to article in automotiveIT International:

18) Engineers, Lawmakers Prepare for Driverless Cars
Link to article in The Palm Beach Post:

19) Comprehensive Networking – Audi Connect and Driver Assistance Systems
Link to article on 3D Car Shows:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
May 6, 1937 **75th anniversary** The Hindenburg caught fire when landing at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey.  The disaster killed 36 people.

May 7,1992 **20th anniversary** The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasted off on its first flight.

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