Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 27, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Mitsubishi Electric Visual and Imaging Systems

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1) Technology Driving Major Efficiency Benefits at Airport Immigration Checkpoints
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:


2) Dutch Court: Tax Office Can Use Police Camera Footage to Check on Company Car Drivers
Link to article on


3) BestPass Says It Can Cut Number of Transponders Needed for Tolls
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:


4) Michigan DOT's Kirk Steudle: One of Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2015
Link to article in Government Technology:

5) Smart Technology Boosts Safety on Motorways
Link to commentary on PublicNet:


6) Thai Prime Minister Orders All Fishing Vessels to Have GPS
Link to article in The Nation:


7) Federal Judge Tosses Suit Over Pizza Shop's Logo Looking Like Garden State Parkway Sign
Link to article from the AP:


8) MovePHX Formed to Promote Transportation Sales Tax in Phoenix
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:

9) MBTA Police Retirement Fund Defies Calls to Open Books
Link to article in the Boston Herald:


10) Security and Surveillance in Transportation
Link to article in Metro:


11) SEPTA to Accept Anti-Muslim Ads, But Changes Will Bar Future Ads
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Link to news release

12) Intelligent Transit: Data Improves Efficiency
Link to article in Government Technology:

13) To Find a New York City Bus Stop, Just Hold Up Your Smartphone
Link to article on CityLab:

14) 'Citymapper' and 'Transit App' Offer In-Depth Looks at Transit Experiences on Apple Watch
Link to article on MacRumors:


15) New Bill Could Kick Road Safety to the Curb
Link to story on CBS News:

16) Ford Says Jury Finds It Did Not Infringe Tech Patents
Link to Reuters article:

17) A Peek Into GM's Connected Car Future
Link to article in Fortune:

18) Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

19) Car Designers Don't Want to Cram in Bigger Screens, They Want No Screens at All
Link to article on Digital Trends:

20) Jaguar Land Rover Exec: Smartphone-Like App Platform Will 'Be Key to Success of Connected Car Industry'
Link to article on International Business Times:

21) Wi-Fi Bill in Congress Threatens Future of Vehicle Safety
Link to commentary in The Hill:

22) Mcity: Creating a 32-Acre, Real-World Testing Facility for Automated Cars
Link to blog from Here:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
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