Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 8, 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 ride-along demo at GEWI booth #2805 at ITS World Congress.  If you are won’t be attending World Congress, click here for a TIC Features Overview video.  For more information how TIC Connects Systems – Vehicles – Travelers, visit


1) Plane Spotters Allege Harassment at Connecticut Airport
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Link to news release

2) Europe's Tracking Technology Deadline Slips
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3) Cameras on Metro Detroit Freeways Will Assist Safety Technology
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:
Link to news release

4) Singapore Bids to Host ITS World Congress in 2019
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5) Daily News from ITS World Congress
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6) ITS World Congress 2014 Thinking Aloud Show 1
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7) Preserving the Lighthouse, Not Just the Light
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8) Managing Catastrophic Transportation Emergencies: A Guide for Transportation Executives
Link to document from the Transportation Research Board:


9) Arizona DOT's Traffic Operations Center Ready to Respond to Hurricane Norbert Remnants
Link to story on KPHO-TV:

10) Real-Time Website, New Signage Expected to Manage Traffic for New Allentown, Pennsylvania Arena
Link to article in Lehigh Valley Business:
Link to news release


11) Cadillacs to Get Communication Technology, 'Super-Cruise' System
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:
Text of comments from GM CEO Mary Barra

12) Bill Ford: Carmakers Must Respect Drivers Who Are Leery of New Tech Features
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13) Intelligent Cars Needed for Our New Smart Highways
Link to commentary on General Motors CEO Mary Barra:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
ITS Arizona Annual Meeting – September 24-25 – Mesa, Arizona

Today in Transportation History    
1934 **80th anniversary** The SS Morro Castle caught fire off the coast of New Jersey, killing 137 people.

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