Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 2, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Iteris, Inc. is seeking a Transportation Engineer to join our team in Troy, Michigan. This position will support the traffic engineering and ITS project efforts in the local Michigan office in addition to other areas in the Heartland Region. Responsibilities will include a range of traffic operations, planning and ITS planning and design projects. Qualifications required:  BSCE, with a focus in Transportation, 3+ years of solid technical experience in traffic engineering/operations, transportation planning, ITS planning/design and 2+ years of transportation software skills. Completion of EI Exam, EIT or PE desired. If you are interested in being part of a team dedicated to excellence while making a profound difference and impact in the transportation industry, join Iteris. We offer a casual working environment, flexible work schedule, competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package. For more information and to submit your application visit us at:


1) The Future of the Map Isn't a Map at All – It's Information
Link to article in The Atlantic:

2) Google's Futuristic Map Plan
Link to video on Reuters TV:


3) Emerging GPS Rival Uses Wi-Fi and TV Signals to Navigate
Link to article on ZDNet:

4) In Traffic? Next Time, Use an App
Link to article in The New York Times:


5) Researchers Seek Solutions for Transportation Issues
Link to article in the Democrat and Chronicle:


6) Bill Requiring Bus-Safety Grades Passes Congress
Link to AP article:


7) QNX: 'Deliver Features that Truly Engage Consumers'
Link to interview on Telematics Update:


8) Kentucky Speedway Avoids Repeat of 2011's Traffic Issues
Link to article in The Cincinnati Enquirer:

9) Freeing Traffic Through the Air Waves in Nigeria
Link to article in This Day:

10) Getting Information During Truck Wreck Difficult for Some California Commuters
Link to article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel:


11) Japan Eyes Driverless Cars by Early 2020s
Link to The Car Tech blog on CNET:

12) Some Day, Your Car Could Tell You to Take a Chill Pill
Link to article in Forbes:

13) Drivers Want Backup Cameras, Blind Spot Alerts
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to news release:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
2012 International Transportation Research Information Access Workshop – September 12-13 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** The airship Akron exploded and crashed near Atlantic City, New Jersey.  All five people aboard the aircraft died. 

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