Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012



Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 6, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057



Since 2008, the I-95 Corridor Coalition Project has mined crowd-sourced traffic data with advanced analytics techniques to turn billions of data points into powerful insights that help agencies take a smarter approach to how they build, manage and measure their road networks.  Get a complete overview of the system performance measures and data visualizations that INRIX Analytics places at your fingertips.  Register now for the August 16, 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT webinar.


AVIATION

1) Facebook Post Sparks Alaska Airlines Backlash
Link to story on KTVZ-TV:

2) Lessons Learned from Airport Safety Management Systems Pilot Studies
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

CAMERAS

3) Machine Vision Moves into Traffic: Part I
Link to article in Vision Systems Design:

MARITIME

4) Smart Cranes Ease Load Positioning
Link to article in Vision Systems Design:

OTHER

5) GEWI Newsletter – July/August 2012
Link to newsletter:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

6) Time Warp Character Drives Up Online Colorado DMV Renewals
Link to article in Government Technology:

7) Massachusetts DOT Consolidating Phone Numbers to Save $422,000
Link to article on Fenway-Kenmore Patch:

8) NHTSA Seeks PR Support
Link to article in PRWeek:

9) Los Angeles Officials Try Different Approach to Discourage Driving for Carmageddon Sequel
Link to blog in the Los Angeles Times:

10) The Best Amateur Music Videos in Support of Active Transportation
Link to videos on DC Streetsblog:

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) I-75 Warning Signs in Florida a Year Off?
Link to article in The Gainesville Sun:

TELEMATICS

12) Chrysler and Sprint Offer Improved Connectivity
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

13) Telematics: Creative Destruction, or Just Destructive?
Link to article on Insurance Networking News:

14) Sagemcom: ‘Boosting the Telematics Market by Unlocking Barriers’
Link to interview on Telematics Update:

15) Telematics – Can You Afford Not to Have It In Your Vehicles?
Link to column on FleetDirectory:

TRANSIT

16) Gauging the Real-World Value of Real-Time Bus Arrival Data
Link to interview in Transit Talent:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

17) Early Warning System Being Explored for New Jersey’s Transportation System
Link to story on WKXW Radio:

VEHICLES

18) Ford to Begin Testing Driver-Assistance Technologies in Germany
Link to article in The Detroit News:


Bernie’s Notes

I invite you to listen to a live interview I’ll be doing on Tuesday, August 7 on The Peggy Smedley Show to discuss the intersection of technology and transportation.

You can listen live by visiting The Peggy Smedley Show website, or download archived episodes at www.peggysmedleyshow.com/archives


Upcoming Events
AutoConnections Conference – September 5-8 – Las Vegas


Today in Transportation History    
1932 **80th anniversary** The fourth (and current) Welland Ship Canal opened.  The canal connects Lakes Erie and Ontario.

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