Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Are you going to InfoComm, 2014? Mitsubishi Electric Display Wall is scheduling private demonstrations now.

Click here to request 1:1 demonstration meeting. Mitsubishi will customize a demonstration that's applicable for your market place and needs. Mitsubishi Electric will be at booth C-8308, June 18-20th, 2014-- showing a complete line of display wall cubes and super narrow bezels. Please email for more information at: datawall@meus.mea.com


AVIATION

1) Copenhagen Becomes First Airport to Trial Staff Use of Google Glass
Link to article in The Daily Mail:
Link to news release

2) Chattanooga Airport Goes 'Real-Time' with Flight Info
Link to article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

3) Beacon Technology Will Transform How We Travel Through Airports
Link to article on Skift:

4) Why Southwest Air Skips the Safety Videos in Favor of Free-Styling Flight Attendants
Link to article on Skift:

5) Improving Surface Capacity and Safety Using Existing Airport Technologies
Link to blog in Airport World:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

6) Bike-to-Transit Mobile Trip Planner Launches in Portland, Oregon
Link to article on BikePortland:

CARTOGRAPHY

7) Use of Geographic Information Systems Increases
Link to article in Computer Weekly:

GPS / NAVIGATION

8) New GPS-Integrated Dispatch System Set to Make Boston First Responders More Efficient
Link to article on BostInno:

9) Cuba Agrees to Host Russian Glonass Navigation Stations
Link to article in The Moscow Times:

10) Indoor GPS is the Final Frontier of Personalized Navigation
Link to article in Newsweek:

MARITIME

11) Satellites Seen as Critical to Maritime Security
Link to article in National Defense:

OTHER

12) How Social Media Can Help Improve and Redesign Transport Systems
Link to article in The Guardian:

13) Taxis Today, Airplanes Tomorrow? Five Businesses Uber Could Steer Toward Next
Link to Bloomberg article:

14) 'Kayak for Ground Transportation' Comes to New York
Link to article in the New York Business Journal:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

15) India's Transgender Community Turns Seat Belt Safety into Video Hit
Link to story on NPR:

16) Ohio Man Ticketed for Sign Warning of Drunken Driving Checkpoint
Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

ROADWAYS

17) Variable Speed Limits Coming to Atlanta's Perimeter Highway
Link to article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

SAFETY / SECURITY

18) Intelligent Robots Regulate Traffic and Save Lives in Democratic Republic of Congo
Link to story on Deutsche Welle:

19) Wireless Sensors in Traffic Cones to Protect Workers
Link to article in E&T:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

20) Dubai's Transport Authority Launches Smart Taxi App
Link to article on Arabian Supply Chain:
Link to news release

TELEMATICS

21) Report from the Telematics Detroit 2014 Conference
Link to blog in Motor Trend:

TRANSIT

22) Texting, Surfing Boosts Allure of Trains and Buses
Link to article in The Journal News:

23) Portland, Maine Metro Plans More Bus Shelters, GPS System
Link to article in Mainebiz:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

24) Launch of Electronic Road Signs Around Portland, Oregon Stalled by 'Bugs'
Link to story on KOIN-TV:

25) Singapore Plans Sensor Network to Track Transport and Energy, Promote Local Services
Link to article in FutureGov:

VEHICLES

26) US Lawmakers Slam GM's 'Culture of Secrecy'
Link to Reuters article:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Webinar: Automation @ ITS European Congress – June 20


Today in Transportation History    
1859 **155th anniversary** The first ascent of the Aletschhorn in the Bernese Alps was made by Francis Fox Tuckett, Johann Joseph Bennen, Peter Bohren and V. Tairraz.

1914 **100th anniversary** The first demonstration of what would later come to be known as an autopilot, was done by Lawrence Sperry at an air show in Paris.

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