Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 20, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Don’t Miss 2 Days of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Goodness March 30-31!
The Telecommunications Industry Association and Contra Costa Transportation Authority are proud to host two forums on connected and autonomous vehicles designed to inform and inspire. Kick off this two day information blitz on March 30 with TIA’s Connected Car Workshop: Exploring Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technologies and Research Initiatives. Join CCTA on March 31 for the Redefining Mobility Summit. Both events feature renowned practitioners, academics and thought leaders in the field of connected vehicles and self-driving cars.  The workshop and summit take place at the Concord Hilton Hotel. Click here for the agenda/registration for Day 1 hosted by TIA. Click Here for the agenda/registration for Day 2 hosted by CCTA.


1) Personalization for Everybody
Link to article in Passenger Terminal Today:

2) After Plane Crash, Harrison Ford to Narrate Aviation Documentary
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:
Link to news release   Link to trailer


3) Paul Cowperthwaite on the Technology Behind London's Congestion Charge Success
Link to article in Traffic Technology International:


4) 62 Toll Plazas Scrapped in 15 Indian States
Link to article in The Economic Times:


5) 'Smart Manhole Covers' Installed in Hangzhou, China
Link to Xinhua article:
Link to original article in Guangzhou Daily (in Chinese)


6) 'Intelligent' Technologies Open New Avenues for European Transport
Link to article on EurActiv:


7) New High-Tech Maritime Surveillance Center Watches Over India's 7,000 Kilometer Coast
Link to article in The Navhind Times:


8) New App Compares Price, Time and Carbon for All Los Angeles Commute Options
Link to article on Curbed Los Angeles:
Link to Trip2GO

9) Bill Would Allow Anti-Human Trafficking Signs in Idaho Rest Stops
Link to AP article:
Link to bill


10) Bellingham, Washington Airport Launches Online Parking Fee Calculator
Link to article in The Bellingham Herald:

11) Mobile Software: The Future of Parking Technology?
Link to article in Parking Today:


12) Bill Introduced in US House to Block Trucking Company Safety Scores from Public View
Link to article in Fleet Owner:
Link to bill


13) Roadside Wi-Fi Updates Proposed Under England Transport Plan
Link to article in the Western Morning News:


14) BART Opposes Trademark for B.A.R.T. Beer
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


15) Oklahoma DOT Continues to Strive for Smarter Highways
Link to video from The Oklahoman:

16) Fort Wayne, Indiana to Install Cameras for Traffic Management
Link to article in The Journal Gazette:


17) Senators Booker and Fischer Tell Feds: Make Way for Self-Driving Cars
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release

18) Porsche Seeks Better 'Connected Car' Technology, Executive Says
Link to Bloomberg article:

19) GM to Launch Teen Driver System on '16 Chevy Malibu
Link to article in The Detroit News:
Link to news release

20) Chattanooga Seeking to Be Test Site for Connected Vehicle Pilot Development
Link to article in The Chattanoogan:

21) The Wait is Over, Android Auto is Finally Hitting the Road
Link to article on CNET:

22) NHTSA Administrator Tackles Technology Revolution in Automotive
Link to blog in Forbes:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Sometimes the messages on signs lead to more questions than answers.

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