Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) SESAR Live SWIM Demonstration in Madrid
Link to information from presentations:


2) Smartphone Game Supports Bike Advocacy
Link to article in The Transit Wire:

3) New Signs Help Visitors Get Around Galveston, Texas
Link to story on KUHF Radio:


4) Tokens Being Displaced by Electronics at Detroit Windsor Tunnel
Link to article on TOLLROADSnews:


5) Navigating with Devices that Know Landmarks
Link to article in The New York Times:


6) Plans to Make Chennai's Transport Smarter
Link to article in The New Indian Express:

7) The 'Internet of Mobility' – Building Better ITS Services in Europe


8) Using Transportation Data to Predict Pandemics
Link to article in Infection Control Today:


9) NASA Lost Communications with the International Space Station
Link to article on Nextgov:


10) 70% of Insurers Planning, Piloting or Implementing Telematics
Link to article on Insurance Networking News:

11) Q&A: Telematics in India – The Road to Profitability
Link to article on Telematics Update:


12) Group Challenges Use of Quebec Highway Safety Code to Break Up Protests
Link to CBC News story:


13) A 'Little Disappointment' That Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus is Behind the Times with Technology
Link to article on Santa Monica Patch:


14) Self-Driving Google Car a Big Hit at Texas Transportation Forum
Link to article in the Star-Telegram:

15) British Researchers on the Road to an Affordable Self-Driving Car
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

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Today in Transportation History    
1978 **35th anniversary** Egyptian and Cypriot forces fought a gun battle at the Larnaca airport.  The Egyptians planned to force the release of hostages aboard a Cypriot Airlines DC8.  Fifteen Egyptian commandos were killed.

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