Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 30, 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: telematicsupdate.com/detroit/attendees


1) 'Clubbing Together' Can Cut Cost of Flight Control
Link to article on Public Service Europe:

2) Flights to Hawaii Ponder Adding a Water Safety PSA to In-Flight Safety Video
Link to article on Jaunted:


3) Ban on Automated Traffic Cameras Fails in Iowa Senate
Link to article in The Des Moines Register:

4) Bengaluru Police Plan Complete Video Surveillance of Bus Stands
Link to article in the Deccan Chronicle:


5) China's Own GPS Makes Inroads Into Neighboring Countries
Link to article on Zee News:


6) Good Morning, Captain: Open IP Ports Let Anyone Track Ships on Internet
Link to article on Ars Technica:


7) An App to Help You Navigate the Many, Many Car-Share and Transit Options Out There
Link to article in The Atlantic:


8) Park Tag Wants to Make It Easier to Find Your Next Parking Space by Creating a Space-Swapping Community
Link to article on TechCrunch:


9) Responding to Spate of Trains Deaths, SEPTA to Hold First Safety Awareness Day
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


10) Michigan DOT to Correct Misspelled Highway Signs
Link to commentary in The Detroit News:


11) Your Airline Ticket Now Says if You Can Speed Through TSA Security
Link to story on NBC News:

12) The TSA is so Incompetent, It Can't Even Make a URL
Link to blog in Slate:


13) Telematics and Operating Systems: The 'Open' versus 'Closed' Debate: Part I
Link to article on Telematics Update:


14) New South Wales Government Accused of 'Anti-Competitive' Practices in Selective Release of Access to Real-Time Data
Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

15) Best Route-Planner Apps for Public Transport
Link to article in PC Pro:

16) Articles from Mass Transit
 -  E Ink, GDS Look to Lighten the Sign Load
 -  Using Technology to Improve Maintenance Operations

17) There's a Good Reason We're Anxious About Expanding Subway Cell Service
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:

18) Gdansk, Poland Transit System Adopts Digital Reading Program
Link to blog on Good E-Reader:


19) New CEO to Expand Sirius Beyond Satellite Radio in Cars
Link to Reuters article:

20) Toyota, Microsoft Beef Up Gazoo.com Net Service
Link to article from Guardian Media:

21) Toyota In-Car Traffic Signal Alert System Under Testing
Link to article on AutoGuide:

22) The 'App-ortunity' for Apps in the Car
Link to article on Telematics Update:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
MIT Short Course: Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks – July 29-August 2 – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Today in Transportation History    
1963 **50th anniversary** Race car driver Michael Waltrip was born in Owensboro, Kentucky.

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