Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Google Maps Monoculture is Over – Socially Integrated and Beautiful Maps Coming to Travel
Link to blog on Tnooz:


2) E-ZPass Group Makes Major Moves for National Interoperability
Link to article on TOLLROADSnews:


3) Europcar Fined for Tracking Rental Customers


4) EU Wants 'Intelligent' Transport Systems
Link to article on EurActiv:


5) Prostitutes in Auckland Destroy Street Signs Using Them as Dancing Poles
Link to article on Auckland Now:


6) Online Presentation Helps Truckers Recognize, Manage Fatigue
Link to article in Commercial Carrier Journal:

7) How Tech Protects the World's Busiest Border Crossing
Link to blog on CNET News:


8) Honda Readies an App Offensive for HondaLink, Its Telematics System
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to news release:

9) Closing the Vehicle Connectivity Expectation Gap
Link to presentation video from Telematics Update:

10) Machine-to-Machine Telematics: Ready to Grow, Part I
Link to article on Telematics Update:


11) Advertising Allowed on Front of New York's MetroCards
Link to article in the Daily News:
Link to news release:

12) What New York City Can Learn from Los Angeles About the Transit Biz
PR and public outreach two areas in which LA excels.
Link to blog on Capital:


13) Automotive Fiber: Automobiles Make the 'MOST' Use of Plastic Optical Fiber
Link to article in Laser Focus World:

14) Audi Virtual London Showroom is First of Many Worldwide
Link to article in automotiveIT International:
Link to news release:

News Releases

There was an incorrect link in one of yesterday's articles.  Here's the correct link:
How the New iPhone Will Expose Cities Lagging on Open Data
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:

 -  Call for Tenders – Information Campaign to Increase Public Awareness on Passenger Rights in All Modes of Transport – European Commission

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Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** Eugene Houdry, who discovered a method for cracking low-grade crude oil into high-test gasoline, died in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

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