Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 10, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Bernie's Notes

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1) Survey: Fliers Switching to Tablets from Laptops
Link to article in USA Today:

2) Perth Airport's New Technology Aims to Win Over Passengers
Link to article on WAtoday:


3) Boise Bicycle Bloggers Share the 'Spoke'-en Word
Link to article in the Idaho Statesman:


4) How Google Builds Its Maps – And What It Means for the Future of Everything
Link to article in The Atlantic:


5) IT Helps Passengers, Crew Navigate Gigantic Cruise Ship
Link to IDG News Service article:


6) Self-Service Kiosks Set to Help Tennessee Drivers
Link to article in The Commercial Appeal:

7) GetMeToMyFlight Aims for Multimodal Transport Search
Link to article on Tnooz:


8) GM Halts US Sale of Several 2013 Models to Fix OnStar Software Issues
Link to Reuters article:


9) Muni App Seeks to Improve Fleet, Crews
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


10) Transportation Management Center to Open in British Columbia
Link to story on CKWX Radio:


11) Mercedes Defeats Patent Challenge Over Drowsiness Detection
Link to Bloomberg article:

12) Google's Self-Driving Cars May Cost More Than a Ferrari
Link to article on Business Insider:

13) New Tech Incubator Focuses on Car-Based Apps
Link to article on ReadWriteWeb:

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Today in Transportation History    
1932 **80th anniversary** The Eighth Avenue Line, the first portion of the IND subway system in New York City, opened between Chambers and 207th streets.

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