Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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Iteris, Inc. is a leader in providing traffic management and weather information solutions. The company is focused on the development and application of advanced technologies and software-based information systems that reduce traffic congestion, provide measurement, management and predictive traffic and weather analytics, and improve the safety of surface transportation systems.


1) Sweden Opens World's First Remote Air Control Tower
Link to AFP article:

2) Experts Flag Concern About Charging Devices on Takeoff and Landing
Link to article on Runway Girl Network:

3) Free Wi-Fi Still Partially Grounded at New York Metropolitan Airports
Link to article in Newsday:

4) Feds Ask Airlines to Look for Theoretical Wi-Fi Hacks
Link to article in Wired:

5) Hacker: I'm Trying to Make Aviation Safer
Link to video on CNBC:


6) Texas Senate Votes to Ban Use of Red-Light Cameras by Cities in State
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

7) Ban on Red-Light Cameras in Smaller Towns Passes Illinois House
Link to AP article:

8) Cameras to Be Added to All Toll Lanes on New Hampshire Turnpike
Link to article in the New Hampshire Union Leader:
Link to news release


9) Apple Job Listing Confirms Plans to Bring Public Transit Info to Its Maps Service
Link to article on Apple Insider:


10) New York Civil Liberties Union Raises Privacy Concerns About Using E-ZPass for Traffic Studies
Link to article in the Staten Island Advance:
Link to news release

11) Another Free Pass for Toll Dodgers on New York Roads
Link to article in the Times Herald-Record:


12) Singapore MPA and Port of Rotterdam Partner for Information Exchange and R&D
Link to article on ship-technology:
Link to news release


13) Pennsylvania DOT Takes Control of Philadelphia's Outdoor Ads in Commercial Zones
Link to article in the Philadelphia Daily News:

14) South Carolina DMV Will Allow Transgender Teen to Wear Make-Up in License Photo
Link to story on WCIV-TV:

15) What It Takes to Build a Communicative and Connected City
Link to advertorial on E27:


16) A Look Behind the Scenes at the Minneapolis Sign Shop
Link to article in the Star-Tribune:


17) Smart City Technology May Be Vulnerable to Hackers
Link to article in The New York Times:

18) Study: Distracted Driving Happens 11.1 Million Times a Day in Connecticut
Link to article in The News-Times:

19) New Device Allows Parents to Track Teens' Texting and Driving Habits
Link to story on KSHB-TV:


20) Waze, Los Angeles to Share Data on Traffic, Hit-and-Runs, Kidnappings
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

21) St. Mary's County, Maryland Says It's First 911 Center in US to Provide Traffic Info to Waze
Link to article on SoMdNews:


22) Self-Driving Car Bill in Texas Stalled by Google, Carmakers
Link to article on The Texas Tribune:

23) Self-Driving Cars Will Be Safer, But Surprises Will Happen
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

24) What Drivers Really Want (Hint: Not Connectivity)
Link to story on CNBC:
Link to news release

25) Peugeot, IBM Working to Connect Cars to Shops and Servicing
Link to Reuters article:
Link to news release

News Releases

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