Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 5, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA’s 81st Annual Meeting & Exhibition – September 22-25, 2013

There are only three weeks left until the opening of the 2013 IBTTA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the most influential toll industry experts and decision makers from around the globe. Arrive a day early for a fundraising golf event to support the IBTTA Foundation. The Tournament will take place at Furry Creek Golf and Country Club. IBTTA’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Featured speakers include Daniel Sieberg, Google’s Head of Media Outreach and a special presentation from Bryan Norcross, Senior Hurricane Specialist with The Weather Channel. For more information on registration, hotel reservations, exhibiting or sponsorship, visit online today!


1) FAA Finalizes Aircraft Privacy Policy
Link to article from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association:

2) Boingo Turns Chicago's O'Hare Airport Into the World's Biggest Hotspot 2.0 Testbed

3) Why Airports Are Tracking Your Smartphone Use While You Wait for Flights
Link to article on Skift:


4) GPS-Enabled Bike Offers Free Tune-Ups to Cyclists
Link to article on PSFK:


5) Vermont I-91 Bridge Project Includes Cameras
Link to article in the Brattleboro Reformer:


6) Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Puts Map Data in the Spotlight
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:


7) South Korea to Develop Satellite-Based Navigation System
Link to Yonhap article:


8) Is 3D Imaging State DOTs' Best Friend?
Link to article from Spar Point Group:

9) Transport's Potential in Smart Cities
Link to text of speech by EC Vice President Siim Kallas:


10) TriMet Rolls Out New Ticket App for Riders
Link to story on KGW-TV:


11) Livio Develops 'FM Traffic Button' to Provide Traffic Updates in New Vehicles
Link to article in Radio World:


12) Autotalks to Launch Computer Chip Designed to Dramatically Reduce Car Accidents
Link to article in Jewish Business News:

13) Audi Tech Automatically Finds a Vacant Parking Spot, Sans Driver
Link to article in Computerworld:

14) Ford Sync to Offer New Apps
Link to article on Fleet Directory:

15) How Cloud Accelerates Development and Delivery of In-Car Software
Link to article on ZDNet:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
ITS Connecticut Annual Meeting – September 23 – Wethersfield, Connecticut

Today in Transportation History    
1818 **195th anniversary** Australian explorer Edmund Kennedy was born in Guernsey.

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