Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 8, 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:


1) Airport Tower Overnight Shifts Retained, FAA Says
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) O'Hare Airport First in US to Get New Customs Clearance Technology
Link to article in the Chicago Business Journal:

3) Abu Dhabi Airport Launches Internet-Equipped Sleeping Pods
Link to article on SmartPlanet:

4) Euro Watchdog Raises Privacy Fears on New Airline Flight Distribution System
Link to article in Buying Business Travel:

5) How Data Geeks Could Save the Airlines Millions – and Get You Home Quicker
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:


6) Aviation Experience Used by Garmin to Improve In-Car Technology
Link to article in Autoweek:


7) IEEE ITS Society Launches ITS Podcast
Link to podcast:


8) Cargo Ship Crashes into Genoa Port Control Tower, Kills Seven
Link to AP article:


9) Transportation 2.0: New Technology Makes Giving Up the Car Easier in Des Moines
Link to article in Juice:


10) Oblivious Pedestrians Urged to Stop Texting in Ireland
Link to article in the Irish Independent:

11) Wyckoff, New Jersey Police Recreate Beatles' 'Abbey Road' Cover to Announce Pedestrian Law Crackdown
Link to article on Cliffview Pilot:


12) Drexel Seniors Work to Alleviate Parking Headache in Major Cities
Link to article on DrexelNOW:


13) Growing Impact of Social Media in Transportation Public Engagement
Link to Transportation Issues Daily:

14) Selling Transportation: Big Challenge, Different Stories
Link to Talking Transportation:


15) Case Study: TKAB Adopts Mobile for Swedish Railways
Link to article in Computer Weekly:


16) New US Study: Fatal Traffic Crashes Involving Cellphones Are Substantially Under-Reported
Link to AP article

17) FWIW, Few Drivers Nabbed by Texting Bans
Link to article in USA Today:

18) Social Network for Emergencies to Launch in San Francisco
Link to article in Government Technology:


19) Insurance Telematics Europe 2013: Day One
Link to article on Telematics Update:


20) Florida Transit Agencies to Launch $8 Million Unified Fare System
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal:

21) Montreal Transit Agency Says Merci to Transit Users with iPhone App
Link to article in The Gazette:

22) What Public Transit Data Teaches Us About How People Use a City
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


23) New York City Now Tracking Cars Through Local Streets Thanks to E-ZPass
Link to article on Brooklyn Daily:

24) Traffic Management for The Players Golf Tournament
Link to article in the Financial News & Daily Record:

25) Behind the Scenes in the WJLA-TV/WTOP Radio Traffic Center
Link to story on WJLA-TV:


26) Silicon Valley vs. Detroit: The Battle for the Car of the Future
Link to article in Forbes:

27) Microsoft Shares Its Vision for the 'Intelligent Car' of the Future
Link to article and video from Microsoft:

News Releases

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History    
1863 **150th anniversary** The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen was formed as the Brotherhood of the Footboard.

1913 **100th anniversary** A record six passengers were carried in an airplane.

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