Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 9, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition – November 10-14, 2013

There are only two months left until the opening of the 17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 10-14, 2013.  Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to interact with hundreds of influential road and transport industry experts and decision makers from around the globe while simultaneously accessing one of the largest and most dynamic regional infrastructure markets.  The event’s comprehensive executive and technical session program encompasses eleven distinct themes of surface transportation and addresses current and future industry challenges and solutions.    Register today to take advantage of Early Bird rates (expires on September 16).  To view the Program and for more information on registration, obtaining a visa, hotel reservations, exhibiting or sponsorship, visit


1) Airport Mobile Options Dominated by Verizon and AT&T
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2) Technology Can Speed Passenger Processing at Airports
Link to article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

3) After an Airline Mishap, Painting Over Your Logo Isn't Terribly Effective
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:


4) Michigan Bill Regulates Use of Devices to Photograph License Plates
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5) Engaging the Public in Critical Disaster Planning and Decision Making: Workshop Summary
Link to summary from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies:


6) Looking for Innovation on Disaster Communication
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7) Study: Twitter Can Help Solve Transport Problems
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8) Officials in Cebu, Philippines Eye Using Mascots to Man Traffic
Link to article in the Sun.Star Cebu:


9) Bill Shuster: Driverless Cars Are 'the Future of Transportation'
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10) Nissan-Beijing Traffic System to Help Ease World's Worst Commute
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11) Lawsuit Seeks Hawaii Driver's License Exam in Other Languages
Link to story on KHON-TV:

12) Nissan Presents Smartwatch Concept
Link to article on Engadget:

13) Volkswagen Launches Car-Net as a Weak Link to the Web
Link to article on ReadWriteDrive:

14) Study Compares Infotainment Operating System of Germany Premium Car Manufacturers
Link to article in automotiveIT:
Link to article in carIT: (in German)

15) Your Car: The Next Frontier for Personal IT
Link to article on ITworld:

News Releases

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Webinar: Discoveries in DC and Delft: Reflections on the Future of Transportation Research and Education – September 18

Today in Transportation History    
1943 **70th anniversary** Allied troops landed on mainland Italy during World War II.

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