Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 14, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

The Internet of the Automobile is connecting the driver, the car, devices, apps, and data all through location-based, inter-connected networks. Explore the benefits of Big Data in delivering intelligent driving services, creating personalized apps and cloud services in the car, or enhancing it with mobile crowdsourcing to deliver better navigation and driving experiences, and to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion across the U.S. and the globe.


1) NTSB Questioned on Communication Controls During Investigations
Link to article on RotorNews:

2) British Airways' In-Flight Hackathon Spawns Solutions to the Engineering Crunch
Link to article on TechCrunch:

3) Airbus Unveils RFID 'Bag2Go' That Can Be Tracked from an iPhone App
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

4) KLM Readies Full-On Social Gamification with New Aviation Empire Game
Link to article on Brandchannel:

5) How Volcanoes and Airplanes Offer Lessons for Risk Taking
Link to article on EurActiv:


6) Solar Activity Nears Peak, Could Disrupt GPS and Satellites
Link to story on WXYZ-TV:


7) Obama Directs Agencies to Move Toward Sharing Spectrum
Link to IDG News Service article:

8) Iowa DOT Plans to Introduce Online Renewal
Link to story on KTIV-TV:

9) Arrested After His Vulgar Response to Traffic Ticket, Man Files Suit
Link to article in The New York Times:


10) Chemical Shippers Lose Court Bid to Derail Train-Safety Technology
Link to article in the Insurance Journal:


11) Student Creates Holographic Road Signs
Link to article from Nottingham Trent University:


12) NHTSA: More Research Needed on Risks of Driver Hands-Free Texting
Link to article in The Detroit News:


13) Telematics Helps Drive the Bottom Line for Fleets
Link to article in Beverage Industry:

14) Telematics Detroit 2013: Geeking Out on the Hardware and Software That Soon Will Connect All Cars
Link to article in Motor Trend:


15) First of Its Kind Emergency Training Center Opens in Boston
Link to story on WBZ Radio:


16) Can 'Smart' Traffic Lights Ease Toronto's Road Congestion?
Link to article in the Toronto Sun:


17) Mercedes-Benz to Offer Car-to-Car Communication This Year
Link to article on Motor Authority:

18) GM to Offer 4G Mobile Internet Access in Most 2015 Vehicles
Link to article in The Detroit News:

19) Ohio May Allow Car Insurance Proof by Smartphone
Link to AP article:

News Releases

Bernie's Notes

Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of the Transportation Communications Newsletter.  It started as a discussion group and has evolved into the newsletter format you know today.  It's one of the oldest electronic transportation newsletters.  Thank you to all who have been readers, contributors and supporters over the past decade and a half!

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Today in Transportation History    
1913 **100th anniversary** Eleven construction workers were killed in a cave-in during construction of the Lexington Avenue subway line in New York City.

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