Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 19, 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:

As an event partner we can offer you a $100 USD discount on conference passes. Simply register with the discount code 2363MP.


1) Live Bike Counter Shows San Francisco How Many People Are Riding
Link to article in Fast Company:


2) Iowa City, Iowa Passes What May Be Unique Traffic Surveillance Law
Link to article in The Gazette:

3) No-Flash Traffic Cameras Going Up Around DC
Link to story on WUSA-TV:


4) South Korea Plans Navigation System to Defeat the North's GPS Jamming
Link to article on Nextgov:


5) Freeway Traffic Management System Being Installed in Melbourne
Link to article on Australian Transport News:


6) Rolling Billboards Must Yield to Maine's Ban
Link to article in the Portland Press Herald:

7) Federal Competition Bureau Probes Quebec Road-Lighting, Highway-Traffic Sign Business
Link to article in The Gazette:


8) App Pays You to Spot Illegally Parked Cars
Link to story on Fox News:


9) Ohio Turnpike Gets Fresh Look Online
Link to article in The News-Messenger:

10) People Dig Tunnel Boring Machines That Tweet
Link to article in Engineering News-Record:


11) New FRA Rail Crossing Locator App Puts Safety Information in Your Pocket
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:

12) Rail Safety: Preliminary Observations on Federal Rail Safety Oversight and Positive Train Control Implementation
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


13) How Do They Do That? Measure Sound Levels in Stations
Link to blog from the Los Angeles County MTA:


14) Cameras to Keep an Eye on Udupi, India Roads
Link to article in The Hindu:

15) Cities Shouldn't Sell Traffic Data
Link to commentary on Bloomberg:


16) Car Quality Dinged by Tech Glitches, Survey Finds
Link to AP article:

17) Electronic Onboard Recorder Plan Under US DOT Review; Rule Could Come in November
Link to article in the Commercial Carrier Journal:

18) Toyota Shows on Twitter How the Auris Hybrid is Built
Link to article in Automotive News Europe:

News Releases

 -  Call for Entries – Communication Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public – TRB Technical Activities Division's Planning and Environment Group
 -  Tender Invitation – Study on the Collation and Dissemination of Information Regarding Piracy and Armed Robbery – European Union

Upcoming Events
Trucking Social Media Convention – October 11-13 – North Kansas City, Missouri

Today in Transportation History    
1963 **50th anniversary** Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, returned to Earth aboard Vostok 6.

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