Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

In 2010, there were 6 million vehicle crashes in America, of which 93% were attributable to human error (KPMG Self-Driving Car Report 2012). The key question for the automotive world is: could drivers ultimately be taken off the wheel, meaning faster uptake of self-driving cars and creating an autonomous V2X community?

In this exclusive podcast with Chris Mailey, Vice President at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), we investigate the growing investment and interest within the autonomous vehicle sector. The podcast described how autonomous vehicles will ultimately become integrated into the existing connected V2V and V2I ecosystem with potentially revolutionary safety benefits across America.

Listen to this key industry podcast right now: telematicsupdate.com/autonomous


1) European Commission Launches the Deployment of SESAR
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:


2) Interactive Map: Explore Data on Bike Crashes in Massachusetts
Link to article in The Enterprise:


3) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – May 2013
Link to newsletter:


4) Missouri Legislature Gives Stan Musial Name to Half a Bridge
Link to article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:


5) Bus Stop Ad for Child Abuse Hotline Uses Photographic Trick that Makes Message Visible Only to Children
Link to article on The Huffington Post:

6) Virginia Tech Researcher Honored for Work on Safe Driving
Link to article in The Roanoke Times:


7) Telematics and Operating Systems: The 'Open' versus 'Closed' Debate, Part II
Link to article on Telematics Update:


8) Ground Broken for $20 Million Transit Nerve Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Link to article in The Tribune-Democrat:

9) Improved Sound System, Larger Monitors for New York's Penn Station
Link to article on Baristanet:

10) Transit Smartphone Apps: A Wishlist from New Yorkers
Link to article in amNew York:

11) Sound Transit to Take Reins of OneBusAway App
Link to blog in the Seattle Weekly:


12) Virginia DOT Picks Company to Consolidate Its Transportation Operation Centers
Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/opWGD


13) Tesla CEO Talking with Google About 'Autopilot' Systems
Link to Bloomberg article:

14) We Need a Chrome OS for Cars
Link to blog in Wired:

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Today in Transportation History    
1998 **15th anniversary** Daimler-Benz AG announced merger with Chrysler Corp. to create DaimlerChrysler.

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