Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 30, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Names Six Sites for Testing Drones
Link to article in USA Today:
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2) Maine Aviation Startup Markets Recording Device for Small Airports
Link to article in Mainebiz:
Link to additional information on G.A.R.D.:


3) Ex-Google Engineer Reveals How Google Maps Figures Out Destination Times
Link to article on Business Insider:

4) VisaMapper Shows You Which Countries Require Visas to Visit
Link to article on The Huffington Post:


5) New Law All But Bars Russian GPS Sites in US
Link to article in The New York Times:

6) China's Beidou Satellite Network Aims for 'Centimeters' Accuracy
Link to article on ZDNet:


7) Des Algorithmes Pour Lutter Contre Les Embouteillages
Link to article in Atlantico:


8) Apps to Alert Indian Fishermen About Sri Lanka Maritime Border
Link to article in The Hindu:


9) South Australia Government to Review Roadwork Signs
Link to article in The Times:

10) Robot Cop Directs Traffic in Kinshasa, Congo
Link to story on WPEC-TV:

11) Colorado Researcher Designs 'Smart Plow' Technology for Pilot Program
Link to article in the Daily Camera:


12) Inside Virginia DOT's Operations Center: Responding to Problems on the Roadways
Link to story on WTKR-TV:

13) Washington State Traffic Center Keeps Eyes, Ears on the Road
Link to article in The Columbian:


14) Michigan Governor OKs Self-Driving Vehicles on State's Roads
Link to article in The Detroit News:

15) Google to Compete with Apple Over Smart Dashboards
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

16) Online Showrooms and Digital Dealerships Revolutionize Car Buying
Link to article in the Financial Times:

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Today in Transportation History    
1853 **160th anniversary** The US and Mexico signed a treaty for the US to pay $15 million for 45,000 square miles of territory.  A major reason for the purchase was to obtain territory to build a southern transcontinental railroad.

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