Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Indonesia to Invest $250 Million in Air Traffic Management System
Link to story on Channel NewsAsia:

2) Google's Futuristic Airport Billboards Are Interactive, Allow You to Download Content
Link to article in Fast Company:

3) Inflight – July/August 2013
Issue has a number of articles about onboard communications.
Link to magazine:


4) GPS Reveals Hurricane Wind Speed
Link to article in National Geographic:

5) States Not Waiting on Congress for GPS Tracking Laws
Link to article in Roll Call:


6) UK Deploys eLoran to Protect Shipping Against GPS Jamming
Link to article on PocketGPSWorld:


7) Amtrak Blocked Hypnotist Site, Netflix from Wi-Fi
Link to blog in U.S. News & World Report:


8) A Novel Transit Rider Satisfaction Metric: Rider Sentiments Measured from Online Social Media Data
Link to article in the Journal of Public Transportation:


9) Electronic Signs Fail to Alert Drivers of Florida Bridge Closure
Link to story on WFTX-TV:

10) A Framework for Improving Travel Time Reliability
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


11) UK Government Approves Autonomous Cars on Public Roads Before Year’s End
Link to article on Ars Technica:

12) US Driver Safety Group Sues Ford Over Touch-Screen Systems
Link to Reuters article:

13) Future Nissans Will Get AT&T Connectivity Thanks to SiriusXM Deal
Link to article on GigaOM:

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Today in Transportation History    
1938 **75th anniversary** Douglas ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan took off from Brooklyn on a flight he said he planned to end in California.  Instead, he landed in Ireland.

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