Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Mitsubishi Electric Display Wall and ACTIVU team up to create real-time situational awareness for Morris County’s emergency center.

Morris County’s EOC is manned 24/7/365 with up to 36 public safety telecommunicators at their own communication consoles. A three-high, six-wide display wall using eighteen 67”Mitsubishi XGA rear-projection cubes gives public safety telecommunicators and supervisors an at-a-glance view of all emergency activity going on in the county.

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1) Aromatic Scent Technology Introduced at Phnom Penh International Airport
Link to article in Airport World:

2) Transparent Airfares Act Needs More Transparency
Link to commentary from McClatchy News Service:


3) Singapore's LTA Unveils Master Plan to Build Intelligent Transport Network
Link to story on Channel NewsAsia:

4) How Manila Plans to Use ITS as Part of Data-Sharing Among Agencies
Link to article in FutureGov Asia:

5) New US DOT Professional Capacity Building ITS Case Study: National ITS Architecture
Link to more information:


6) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – August 2014
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7) Alstom Launches Live 4G Pilot for Communication Based Train Control
Link to article in Metro:


8) Latest Status Symbol for Hamptons Elite is Adopting a Highway
Link to article in the New York Post:


9) Facial Recognition to be Tested at Japan Airports
Link to article on Biometric Update:

10) LED Vests Could Help Drivers See Pedestrians
Link to article in The Courier-Journal:


11) Dubai 'Mole' in Trucks to Rat-Out Speedsters
Link to article on Emirates 24|7:


12) Toronto Transit to Roll Out 'Point and Acknowledge' to Improve Subway Door Safety
Link to article in the Toronto Sun:

13) Pay Your London Bus Fare by Phone – if You're an EE Customer
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:
Link to news release

14) London Buses Trialing Free Wi-Fi
Link to article on TechDigest:


15) At BMW Welt, Its i-cars Have Eye on the Future
Link to article in USA Today:

16) Platooning Trucks: A Virtual Reality
Link to article in Fleet Owner:

17) Why Are Americans so Suspicious of Self-Driving Cars?
Link to article on CityLab:

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