Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

November Celebrations

Lots of things are celebrated in November. It's Aviation History Month, for example, and who could forget that this is Peanut Butter Lovers Month and Sleep Comfort Month? While all these causes are deserved their due, I also want to let you know this is TCN Fundraiser Month! Your support keeps the TCN going strong and allows me to start new programs such as Transportation Radio, to bring you even more transportation news. If you'd like to make a contribution, please look below on how you can make a donation. Thank you!


1) Parking Data Breach at Eastern Iowa Airport
Link to story on KWWL-TV:
Link to news release

2) Study: India Beats Europe in Airport Wi-Fi
Link to article in the Deccan Chronicle:

3) US Air Force-Developed 3-D Sound Technology Holds Promise for Numerous Aviation Applications
Link to article on FierceGovernmentIT:
Link to news release

4) Improved Weather Reporting Needed for Alaska Pilots
Link to commentary in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:


5) Push to Ban Use of Cellphones While Biking in New York City
Link to story on WABC-TV:

6) GPS Trackers Used to Steal Bicycles in Carmarthenshire, Wales
Link to story on BBC News:

7) Moving Cameras Talk to Each Other to Identify, Track Pedestrians
Link to article from the University of Washington:


8) Big Data is Stopping Maritime Pirates… From Space
Link to article in Forbes:


9) US Customs Computer Glitch Causes Huge Back-Up at Canadian-US Crossing
Link to article in The Windsor Star:

10) Waze Drives Mobile Profits Under Google's Guidance
Link to story on Bloomberg TV:


11) German Politicians Want to Make Pedestrian Traffic Lights Look More Like Women
Link to article in The Washington Post:


12) European Commission Road Safety Newsletter – November 2014
Link to newsletter:


13) SheRides, a New York Taxi Service Aimed at Women, Finds a Loyal Following
Link to article in The New York Times:


14) Supplier Competition Intensifies for Infotainment Software
Link to article in Automotive News Europe:

15) Study on the Benefits Resulting from Installation of Event Data Recorders
Link to report from Transport Research Laboratory:


16) Transit Windsor Issues Tender for New 'Smart Bus' System
Link to article in The Windsor Star:

17) Corpus Christi Transit System Buys Mobile Tracking App
Link to article in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times:


18) Season's First Snowstorm Overloaded Minnesota DOT's 511 System
Link to article in the Star Tribune:

19) Jakarta, Waze to Cooperate in Traffic Monitoring
Link to article in The Jakarta Post:

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