Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 4, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) World's First-of-Its-Kind Air Traffic Control System Becomes Operational in Oman
Link to article in the Times of Oman:

2) How Flight Systems Could be Vulnerable to Hackers
Link to Reuters article:


3) Unique Crossing System in New Zealand to Help Slower Pedestrians
Link to story on 3 News:

4) Virginia Beach Officials Say Bicycles Shouldn't Carry Advertising Signs
Link to article from The Virginian-Pilot:

5) Shoes Using Haptic Feedback Could Help Steer Visually Impaired and Blind Pedestrians
Link to story on MedCityNews:


6) Computer Security Experts Tell Toll Operators It Pays to be Paranoid
Link to article on TollRoadsNews:


7) How Apple Maps Could Eventually Route You Around Stoplights
Link to article on Tech Cheat Sheet:


8) Bids Sought for Traffic Management Center for Noida-Greater Noida Expressway
Link to article in The Times of India:

9) Researchers Study Technology that Could Display Traffic Signs Inside Vehicles
Link to article from Virginia Tech:


10) GM Website Misleading Consumers on Recalls, US DOT Says
Link to Bloomberg article:

11) Transit Police's 'MBTA Etiquette' Shares the Bad, the Ugly
Link to article on


12) Miscommunication Leads to Amtrak Train Leaving New York Without Its Passengers
Link to article in the Daily News:

13) Wisconsin Congressman Proposes Communication and Coordination for Railroad Accidents and Spills
Link to story on WSAU Radio:
Link to news release


14) Utah 'Roadkill App' Paints Clearer Picture of Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions
Link to article in the Deseret News:


15) BMW to Install Usage-Based Insurance Telematics Into Cars
Link to article in Computerworld UK:


16) Singapore's SMRT Installs Devices for Real-Time Monitoring of Bus Drivers
Link to article in Today:


17) Smart Highway Aims to Cut I-80 Congestion in California's East Bay
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


18) Mercedes-Benz's Autonomous Driving Features Dominate the Industry – and Will for Years
Link to article in Automotive News:

19) The World's Most Hackable Cars
Link to article on Dark Reading:

20) Intelligent Assistants for Helping People Interact with Autonomous Cars
Link to article from UK Technology Strategy Board:

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