Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 8, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Mitsubishi Electric’s Display Wall group and Activu team up to help New Jersey emergency operations center create real-time situational awareness. Rear-projection cubes give public safety telecommunications an at-a-glance view of all emergency activity going on in this New Jersey community. The new LED-based Mitsubishi projection cubes were extremely attractive to the county, given their expected useful life of more than 80,000 hours, or roughly 9 – 11 years of 24/7 use. Read more about Morris County’s Emergency Operations Center by Clicking Here


1) Report Shows Differences in Mobile Engagement at Airports in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong
Link to article in TTG Asia:
Link to report


2) New Jersey Bikeshare Program Launch Delayed by FCC
Link to NJ Advance Media article:


3) The Huge, Unseen Operation Behind the Accuracy of Google Maps
Link to article in Wired:


4) How GPS and Smartcard Data is Use to Reduce City Transport Congestion
Link to article in The Guardian:

5) GPS Analysts Bridge Gap Between Launch, Orbit
Link to article in the Schriever Sentinel:


6) News from the ERTICO Network
Link to update:


7) California Clashes with Railroads Over Handling of Oil Train Information
Link to article in The Bakersfield Californian:


8) UK Survey: Motorists Want Roads Repaired Before Smart Motorways
Link to article in ITS International:
Link to news release

9) Emergency Detour Routes Approved but Signs Weren't Ready in Hamilton, Ontario Following Mudslide
Link to CBC News story:


10) Blue Traffic Lights Reduce Red-Light Running
Link to article in the Lawrence Journal-World:


11) How Will Google, Apple Shake Up Car Insurance Industry?
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

12) Insurance Telematics Mobile App Winners Announce at Oklahoma State University
Link to article in the Daily O'Collegian:


13) A Token Farewell: Philadelphia Transit Gets Modern
Link to AP article:

14) Monroe, Louisiana Transit Implements Real-Time Maps
Link to article in The News-Star:

15) Pittsburgh-Area Transit Agency Completes Rollout of Real-Time Bus Tracking
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Link to news release

16) Bangalore Transport Help Line Said to be of Little Help
Link to article in The Hindu:

17) DART's GoPass App Takes Stress Out of Riding Public Transit
Link to column in The Dallas Morning News:

18) Allryder App Allows You to Compare Public Transport Options in Europe
Link to review on Ghacks:


19) Blazing the Waze: Florida DOT is the Traffic App's First US Partner
Link to story on WLRN Radio:

20) Surrey, British Columbia Hopes New Traffic Management System Will Cut Down on Congestion
Link to story on CKWX Radio:

21) The Oklahoman, Launches Radio App with Local Traffic Reports
Link to article in The Oklahoman:


22) Location-Based Technology Opens Door for Targeted In-Car Ads
Link to article in Automotive News:

23) Regional Planning for Connected Vehicles in US
Link to article on Telematics Update:

24) The Future of Accident Reporting
Link to blog on PropertyCasualty360:

News Releases

 -  Call for Papers – mobile.TUM 2015 Technologies, Solutions and Perspectives for ITS

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