Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 18, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Mitsubishi Electric Display Wall Webinar – Basics of Fiber Optics – CTS Certification Training

Join us for a Mitsubishi Data Wall Webinar, April 23rd at 10am PT/ 1pm ET. Pete Putman, a well-known contributing editor in the AV industry, will be discussing the "Basics of Optical Fiber."

If you hold an InfoComm CTS Certificate, you’ll be eligible for 1 renewable unit after completing the course. Register online today by visiting:


1) Rockwell Collins Looks to Join Global Aircraft Tracking Task Force
Link to Reuters article:


2) Osprey Nest Removed from Traffic Cam Location Near Maryland's Bay Bridge
Link to story on WTOP Radio:


3) Freight Transportation Seen Lagging in Tech Applications
Link to article in Transport Topics:


4) Urban Transport App, Citymapper, Pulls in $10 Million in Funding, to Roll Into More Cities
Link to article on TechCrunch:
Link to news release

5) Satellite Communication Systems Are Rife with Security Flaws, Vulnerable to Hackers
Link to IDG News Service article:

6) NASA Releases Online Software Catalog
Link to article on CNET:


7) Travel Booking Site Adds Amtrak Alongside Airlines
Link to article in USA Today:


8) Obsolete Traffic Signs to Be Removed in Dar es Salaam
Link to article in the Daily News:

9) Town in Fukuoka, Japan Experiments with New Road Markings
Link to article on RocketNews24:


10) NASA to Test Laser Communication System
Link to article in Computerworld:


11) GTFS Brings Open Data to Public Transit: A Developer's First Look at the Spec
Link to article on TechRepublic:


12) Verizon Raises Focus on Connected Car Technologies
Link to article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

13) Connected Car, Connected Home
Link to article on Telematics Update:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Monty Python fans will appreciate this pedestrian crossing in Norway.

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Today in Transportation History    
1949 **65th anniversary** The keel of the USS United States was laid down but five days later construction of the ship was canceled.

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