Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI and BMW Demonstrating VMS2DASH at ITS World Congress

In the newest development of vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, BMW and GEWI are demonstrating 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.  Demo is held at the Atwater Technology Demonstration area.  If you are won’t be attending World Congress, click here for a TIC Features Overview video http://gewi.com/videos/tic-overview/. For more information how TIC Connects Systems – Vehicles – Travelers, visit www.gewi.com


1) Drivers Confused by New Downtown Seattle Bike Lane
Link to story on KOMO-TV:

2) Cincinnati Installs New Thermal Traffic Sensor to be More Bike-Friendly
Link to story on WLWT-TV:


3) Edmonton, Alberta Mulls Going Into Photo Radar Business in Other Municipalities
Link to story on CHED Radio:


4) Navigation Apps Are Transforming the Way We Experience Urban Environments
Link to blog on City Lab:


5) Daily News from ITS World Congress
Link to update from ITS International:

6) ITS World Congress 2014 Thinking Aloud Show 2
Link to Thinking Aloud podcast:


7) Withering Inspector General Report Criticizes DC Parking and Traffic Ticketing
Link to article in The Washington Post:

8) Flight MH17: Considerations for Social Sharing and Reporting in an Emergency
Link to article in Government Technology:


9) Leland, North Carolina Drivers Request Live Traffic Updates During Causeway Construction
Link to story on WHQR Radio:


10) New Technology Could Thwart Wrong-Way Crashes
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:


11) Canadian Trucking Firm Builds Telematics System from Scratch
Link to article in Truck News:


12) Montreal Unveils Real-Time Traffic Management Center
Link to story on CTV News:
Link to news release (in French)


13) Audi Plans to Take Over the Wheel in Stop-and-Go Driving
Link to Bloomberg article:

14) Tesla's Musk Sees Self-Driving Vehicles Just Around a Corner
Link to AFP article:

15) Verizon CEO: Self-Driving Cars Just Years Away from Reality
Link to article in The Detroit News:

16) Video: Ride Inside a Fully-Automated GM Car
Link to article on MLive:

17) Connected Vehicles Promise Safer, More Responsive Travel
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:

18) Whatever the Future of the Automotive Industry, Electronics is the Key
Link to blog on MarketEye:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
European Parking Association Congress and Parken – September 23-25 – Berlin

Today in Transportation History    
1964 **50th anniversary** The R32 New York City subway car model, 'Brightliners,' had their ceremonial introductory trip from a Bronx rail yard to Grand Central Terminal.

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