Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

Webinar: Assess the Impact of Mandate-Driven Auto Safety in the United States

A positive decision from the Department of Transportations’ NHTSA agency this August will create a surge of interest and demand for DSRC tech in the V2V & V2I space. It’s thus clear that all companies in this value chain must be ready for the ramifications and rewards of this government legislation.

We got together Toyota, Cisco and Michigan Department of Transportation on an exclusive live webinar to reveal how they are pre-empting this key mandate decision and how they plan to take advantage of new growth opportunities in this space.
Hear how they are preparing for the US mandate here:


1) New GPS-Powered Handlebars Send Texts to Your Bike
Link to article on Mashable:


2) Following ITS Conference in Poland, EU Launches Urban Mobility Project
Link to story on Polskie Radio:


3) World Economic Forum: How Technology Can Make Traveling Smarter and Safer by 2025
Link to article on Silicon Republic:
Link to news release:


4) What's the Advertising Value of Transportation Agency Websites?
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


5) Critics Says Big Change to MUTCD Could Put Drivers at Risk
Link to article on The Verge:

6) US DOT Announces 2013 Road Weather Management Stakeholder Meeting Update and Agenda Overview
Link to further information from US DOT:


7) Public Transit Users Demand Digital Services
Link to article in InformationWeek:
Link to news release:


8) Many Drivers Frustrated with Virginia DOT's 511 Traffic System
Link to story on WVEC-TV:


9) Do Connected Cars Deserve Our Trust?
Link to article in Connected World:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Webcast: Machine Vision – May 30

Today in Transportation History    
1863 **150th anniversary** The siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana began during the US Civil War.  It lasted 48 days and following the surrender of Confederate forces the Mississippi River was opened to Union navigation.

The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday. 
To subscribe (for free) or unsubscribe, please contact me at
Become a TCN fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter @TransportComm.

Questions, comments about the TCN?  Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at     
© 2013 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC

No comments: