Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 26, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

The fundamental question facing the telematics industry right now is; how do you deliver a wholly connected car user experience that will satisfy today’s consumers and keep them coming back for more?  The Telematics Detroit 2013 Conference & Exhibition (June 5-6, Novi, MI) will bring together the global telematics ecosystem to uncover how to deliver fully integrated services, master the user experience and build a brand affinity that lasts a lifetime. Here are some of the highlights:
  • GM and BMW will make exclusive announcements on their vision for the connected car and the evolving automotive apps ecosystem that is set to revolutionize consumer interaction with the car 
  • Network with 1800+ senior-level execs from OEMs, dealerships, insurers, government, Tier 1s, content providers and wireless carriers to secure crucial relationships and elevate your business’ global profile in this rapidly evolving market place 
  • Key topics discussed will include connectivity business models, end-to-end telematics platforms, V2X technologies, big data, open app development and the dealer relationship, to help you master the connected car user experience
Take a look at the senior execs attending Telematics Detroit here:


1) Articles from Airport Business
 -  Making Connections: Airports Need to Forge Virtual Connections to Penetrate Passengers' Technology Cocoons
 -  Know Your Virtual Vulnerabilities

2) Articles from Airport Technology
 -  Rise of the Holograms
 -  Dallas/Fort Worth Airport's High-Tech Terminal Upgrade


3) Highlights from 23rd ITS America Annual Meeting
Link to further information:


4) Smart Displays Beam City Information Directly to Your Phone
Link to article in Fast Company:


5) Film to Be Released in India Teaching Pedestrians to Behave
Link to article on DNA:


6) Going Digital Poses Challenge for British Rail Operators
Link to article in SC Magazine:


7) GPS Jammers Used by Australian Taxi Drivers
Link to article on Southgate Amateur Radio News:


8) California Transit Center to Get Sign Upgrade
Link to article in the Marin Independent Journal:


9) Traffic Jam-Evading Apps Save Firms Money
Link to article on Yahoo Finance:

10) Utah DOT Helps to Inform Public of Delays and Closures with New Alert System
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:


11) Hyundai Motor Suicide Ad Draws Ire for South Korean Company
Link to Reuters article:

12) We Will Transform Lives with Transport Innovations, Says Google Founder
Link to AFP article:

13) Survey: AM/FM Most Popular in the Car
Link to article in Radio Ink:

News Releases

Bernie's Notes

Welcome to my granddaughter, Avalon Wells Luedecker born Thursday afternoon.  She was 7 pounds, six ounces and everyone is doing well.

Friday Bonus
Before I laugh too hard, I remind myself how poor my foreign language skills are.

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Today in Transportation History    
1958 **55th anniversary** The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad discontinued all passenger rail service north of Baltimore, including The Royal Blue which began service in 1890.

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