Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

VMS2DASH Demonstration shows how TIC Connects DOTs and Navigation

During the ITS World Congress, BMW and GEWI demonstrated a prototype technology called VMS2DASH which would enable public agencies to transmit traffic information from variable message signs (VMS) onto a vehicle's in-dash information display.  This is just one way that TIC Connects DOTs and Navigation.  Public agency data about traffic, work zones, detours, and more can be processed by TIC for navigation devices.  511-2-DASH could be the next evolution to bring TMC data directly into cars.  For a TIC features overview, visit  Or visit to learn how TIC Connects - Systems - Vehicles - Travelers.


1) Beacon Network Still Guides Pilots Over Montana
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


2) Universal Map Accuracy Will Be Crucial to Autonomous Vehicles, Michigan DOT Director Says
Link to article in Automotive News:


3) Fighting Back on Toll Fees for Rental Cars
Link to article in The New York Times:

4) Tolling Today: It's All About the Customer
Link to blog from IBTTA:


5) ITS World Congress Daily News – Day 3
Link to update from ITS International:

6) ITS World Congress 2014 Thinking Aloud Show 3
Link to Thinking Aloud podcast:


7) Unmanned Vessel Researchers Say It is Safer
Link to article in The Maritime Executive:


8) Latest News from the ERTICO Network
Link to update:


9) New York State DOT to Test Infrared Beams on Parkway Entrance Ramps to Divert Trucks
Link to article in The Journal News:


10) New Technology May Assist, Help Save Lives at Crash Sites
Link to article in The Detroit News:

11) Safe Highway Matters – Fall 2014
Link to newsletter:


12) Behind-the-Scenes Look at Minnesota DOT Traffic Operations
Link to story on WCCO-TV:


13) NHTSA Wants Automakers to Share Cybersecurity Threats
Link to article in The Detroit News:

14) HNTB: Self-Driving Cars Will Hit the Road by 2020
Link to article in the Kansas City Business Journal:

15) Building an Unhackable Autonomous Vehicle
Link to blog on CityLab:

16) National Connected Vehicle Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis
Link to report from FHWA:

News Releases

 -  Call for Applications – Members of the 'Platform for the Deployment of C-ITS in the EU' – European Commission

Upcoming Events
Alabama Rural Road Safety Workshop & Conference – September 29-October 2 – Guntersville, Alabama

Today in Transportation History    
1939 **75th anniversary** The HMS Oxley, a Royal Navy submarine, was mistakenly sunk by another British sub, the HMS Triton. It was the only British sub sunk during the war.

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