Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

The V2V & V2I for Auto Safety USA Conference (July 9-10, Novi, MI) will bring together 150 senior decision makers from the North American V2X ecosystem to prepare for the imminent US DOT safety decision this summer. Here are some of the highlights:
    40+ expert speakers including GM, Toyota, Ford, ITS America, Michigan DOT and Cisco will discuss the NHTSA mandate repercussions as well as autonomous vehicles, smartphones, market penetration acceleration and deployment opportunities within the V2X space for 2013 and beyond
   Network with 150+ senior-level execs from OEMs, road operators, insurers, government, tier ones, security experts, infrastructure providers and wireless carriers to secure crucial relationships and elevate your business’ global profile in this rapidly evolving market place (see attendee list here)
   20+ industry sessions on deployment business models, the Ann Arbor Safety Pilot, smartphone integration, investment interest, Asian and European market perspective and security will allow you to build a bespoke agenda tailored to your business
Take a look at complete event overview here: telematicsupdate.com/vehicle-to-vehicle
As an event partner we can offer you a $100 USD discount on conference passes. Simply register with the discount code 2363MP.


1) Will BBC's 'Airport Live' Change the Way TV Portrays Air Travel?
Link to article in The Guardian:


2) Google Maps Comparo: Public Transit vs. Driving vs. Walking Across New York City
Link to article in Car and Driver:


3) Pittsburgh Brings Wi-Fi to Its Waterways
Link to article in Government Technology:

4) Automated Monitoring Helps Ports
Link to article in the Maritime Journal:


5) US Supreme Court: Lawyers Can't Use DMV Records to Solicit Clients
Link to article from Courthouse News Service:

6) Texas DOT Moves IT Workers to Private Firm
Link to article in Government Technology:


7) New System Makes Parking Easier at Cleveland Hopkins Airport
Link to story on WEWS-TV:


8) Pennsylvania DOT Non-Public Website Compares Transportation Funding Proposals
Link to AP article:

9) Transportation Performance Measures: Colorado DOT is Making It Personal
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


10) After Worker's Death, NTSB Urges Metro-North to Improve Safety Procedures
Link to article in the Hartford Courant:

11) Colorado's US Senators Call for Review of Train Horn Regulations
Link to article in the Times-Call:


12) Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Card Reader Pilot Results Are Unreliable; Security Benefits Should Be Reassessed
Link to testimony from the US Government Accountability Office:


13) Curbing Boors on the Bus: Transit Courtesy Campaigns Around the Globe
Link to article in the Calgary Herald:

14) China Mobile and China UnionPay Test NFC on Public Transport
Link to article on NFC World:


15) Nigeria: Immense Opportunities for Traffic Management Firms
Link to article in Ventures Africa:


16) Driverless Car 'Long Way Off,' Ford Executive Says
Link to story on Bloomberg TV:

17) NHTSA Chief: No Deadline to Finalize Car Backup Cameras
Link to article in The Detroit News:

18) Audi Testing System to Help Avoid Stopping at Lights
Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

19) Formal Debut of 'E-Inspection' Technology for Trucks
Link to article in Fleet Owner:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Railway Interchange 2013 – September 29-October 2 – Indianapolis, Indiana

Today in Transportation History    
1923 **90th anniversary** The first Checker Cab was produced in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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