Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 10, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) French Air Traffic Controllers' Strike Leads to Dozens of Canceled Flights
Link to Press Association article:

2) FAA Furloughs Delay Decision on Electronic Devices
Link to NBC News story:

3) Big Data? How Some Airlines Are Making a Big Deal Out of Yours
Link to article on Tnooz:

4) App's Unconventional Path Includes Refunds, 3D-Printed Maps
Link to article on Tnooz:

5) Location-Based Services; Navigating the Future of Airport Improvements
Link to commentary on AviationPros:


6) Some Upset ANPR Cameras to Only be Used for Traffic
Link to article in the Welwyn Hatfield Times:


7) New Google Maps Integrates Your Flights and Upcoming Events
Link to article on TechCrunch:


8) $40 Billion for UK Smart Cities
Link to article on The Economic Voice:


9) US Senator Asks Arizona DOT to Look at Signage for Veterans Facilities
Link to Cronkite News article:


10) Innovative Rail Crossing Technology to be Trialed in Queensland
Link to article on Sourceable:

11) Researchers Say There is No Way to Safely Text While Driving
Link to story on KUHF Radio:


12) State Regulators Step in on Ridesharing Controversies
Link to article on Stateline:

13) Peer-to-Peer Rideshare App Lyft Launching in Baltimore October 17
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:


14) New TMC Will Keep Eye on Bengaluru, India Traffic, Buses
Link to article in the Deccan Chronicle:


15) Toyota Introduces System that Uses Radio to Avoid Car Collisions
Link to Bloomberg article:

16) California to Pilot Electronic License Plates
Link to article in Government Technology:

17) Self-Driving Cars? They Are (Sort of) Here Already
Link to article in USA Today:

18) Self-Driving Cars: Why?
Link to story on CNET TV:

19) Autonomous Truck Convoys: The Question is When, Not if
Link to article on Telematics Update:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1913 **100th anniversary** The Gamboa Dike was blown up, opening the Panama Canal.

The body of Rudolph Diesel, inventor of the diesel engine, was found floating in the North Sea, 11 days after he disappeared from the steamer Dresden.

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