Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Turning Off iPhone Critical to Pilots Citing Interference
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) FAA Holds Wind-Farm Radar Tests
Link to article in Airport World:

3) Airport Show: Technology Optimization to Further Enhance Passengers' Airport Experience
Link to article from Islamic Finance News:

4) Making Airports Gorgeous
Photographer shoots airports from low altitudes.
Link to blog in Slate:


5) Google Revamps Maps with 3D, Cards, Social Search
Link to article on CNET:


6) European Commission to Promote Roll-Out of Intelligent Information Services
Link to article on HGV UK:
Link to news release:


7) Port of Montreal Wins International Award for Wi-Fi Service to Seafarers
Link to blog from The ITS Seafarers' Trust:


8) RelayRides Buys Wheelz for Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Technology
Link to article in Forbes:


9) Our Love/Hate Relationship with Traffic Cones
Link to BBC News story:

10) North Providence, Rhode Island Forced to Order a Redo on Street Signs
Link to article in The Valley Breeze:


11) Kuwait Holds Conference on Role of Information and Communications Technology in Improving Road Safety
Link to article from the Kuwait News Agency:


12) Insurance Back Boxes Could Become the Norm, Says UK's Institute of Advanced Motoring
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:


13) Long Island Rail Road Adds Auto Queuing System at New York's Penn Station
Link to article in Metro:
Link to news release:

14) Cost Has Metra Leery of Wi-Fi
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


15) US Transportation Secretary: Cost to Be Big Factor in 'Talking' Cars Acceptance
Link to Reuters article:

16) Toyota Petitions US Government to Allow High-Tech Headlights
Link to article in the San Antonio Business Journal:

17) University of Michigan Announces New Transportation Research Center
Link to article on

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