Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 1, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI and BMW to Demonstrate VMS2DASH at ITS World Congress

In the newest development of vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, BMW and GEWI will demonstrate a prototype technology called VMS2DASH. It would enable public agencies to transmit traffic information from variable message signs (VMS) on public roadways onto a vehicle’s in-dash information display.  This would put important traffic messages directly in the driver’s field of view, providing information relevant to their specific location as well as their destination.  Register for the demo at GEWI booth #2805 at ITS World Congress or for more information how TIC Connects DOTs and Navigation visit


1) Japan Allows Electronics on Flights
Link to article on ZDNet:

2) Sarasota, Florida Airport Official Helps Spread Safety Internationally
Link to article in the Herald-Tribune:


3) Indian Start-Up Launches Shoes that Show You the Way
Link to story on NDTV:

4) GPS Jammers on Notice as Australian Detector Nears Market-Readiness
Link to article in The Australian:


5) Suppliers Unveil the Future at ITS World Congress
Link to article in Crain's Detroit Business:

6) Tennessee DOT Smartway System Saves Lives, Money
Link to story on WKRN-TV:


7) Arizona DOT Works to Creatively Warn Drivers of Haboobs
Link to article in The New York Times:

8) Belgium: 'Selfie Traffic Signs' Slow Speeding Drivers
Link to BBC News story:

9) Railroad Spikes Volleyball Team Photo Op
Link to article in the Fremont Tribune:

10) US DOT Seeks Feedback for Update of Emergency Response Guidebook
Link to article in The Hill:


11) Man Creates App to Help Virginia Tunnel Traffic Woes
Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:

12) Digital Innovations in the Middle East that Will Solve Your Traffic Jam Problem
Link to column on Your Middle East:


13) Use of Computerized Data from Vehicles Discussed by Iowa DOT Director
Link to story on Radio Iowa:

14) GM to Launch Cars that Detect Distracted Driving
Link to article from the Financial Times:

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1939 **75th anniversary** Nazi Germany invaded Poland to start World War II.

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