Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E Bicycle Detection System Maximizes Accuracy

Reno A&E now offers a bicycle detection system that combines a C-series detector with modified algorithms and prefabricated inductive loops for new and upgraded intersections. The Reno A&E (model C-1101-B and model C-1201-B) loop detectors identify all vehicles, including the ability to differentiate bicycles from all other vehicles, as well as scooters and motorcycles.
Both models, (CALTRANS or NEMA type), allow traffic engineering professionals to detect and provide safe passage time for bicycles without compromising operational efficiency of the intersection. Bicycle detection using prefabricated loops maximizes detection accuracy and cost effectiveness, while avoiding specific lighting, weather and maintenance challenges experienced with many types of above ground detection technologies.

To learn more about Reno A&E’s Bicycle Detection System, contact Reno A&E Director of Sales Carl Zabel at carlz@renoae.com.


AVIATION

1) Air Traffic Management System Upgrade in Philippines Completed
Link to article on Rappler:

2) How Heathrow Airport is Tackling Modern Challenges with Mobile in 2015
Link to article on EyeforTravel:

3) All Southwest Airlines Flights Get Dispatched from this Cool, Dark Room
Link to article in the Dallas Business Journal:

4) Articles from Passenger Terminal World – January 2015
 -  How Can Airports Maximize Effectiveness of Social Media Channels?
 -  Architects and IT Experts Must Collaborate to Ensure Airport Development Plans Stand Test of Time

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

5) Ohio River Bridges Project to Select Toll Operator in February
Link to article in The Courier-Journal:

FREIGHT

6) Transfix Looks to Make Trucking Industry More Efficient
Link to article on CityLab:

GPS / NAVIGATION

7) Russia Successfully Tests Alternative to US-Funded GPS Technology
Link to article in Newsweek:

OTHER

8) EASYrider – Fall/Winter 2014-15
 -  Bike Route Locator App (page 4)
 -  Southern New Jersey Bikeways Inventory Project (page 6)
 -  Evolution of Trip Planning (page 12)
 -  Transit Technology Timeline (page 16)

PARKING

9) Drone-Assisted Parking
Link to article in FutureStructure:
Link to news release

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

10) Busy Moms Will Relate to New Zealand Transport's Latest Heart-Stopping Speeding Ad
Link to article on Creativity:

11) Signal 30: The Gruesome Film that Made Cars Safer
Link to BBC story:

ROADWAYS

12) University of Arkansas Grads Develop High-Tech Traffic System
Link to story on KTHV-TV:

SAFETY / SECURITY

13) NHTSA Urges Google to Focus on Safety in Driverless Test
Link to article in The Detroit News:

TRANSIT

14) Smartphones, Credit Cards to Replace MTA's MetroCard Payment Method
Link to story on NY1:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

15) New South Wales Traffic Management Systems Vulnerable, Audit Finds
Link to article in Computerworld:
Link to news release

16) Uber's Taxi Data Will Help Us Understand Our Cities
Link to article in New Scientist:

17) Traffic Buster Makes a Game Out of Traffic Management
Link to blog on Android Community:

VEHICLES

18) Bypassing Tolls and Weigh Stations with Technology
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

19) Volvo Debuts Longest TV Ad in Swedish History
Link to article on Creativity:

20) Automated Vehicles – The Coming of the Next Disruptive Technology
Link to report from The Conference Board of Canada:


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Call for Nominations – National Roadway Safety Awards – FHWA and Roadway Safety Foundation


Upcoming Events
New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit – February 21 – New Brunswick, New Jersey

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