Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 11, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

HERE helps launch Virginia Automated Corridors
Since HERE provides the precision 3D maps that deliver lane-level detail crucial to the advancement of highly automated driving, they were chosen to be part of a partnership with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and Transurban to test fully automated cars on public roads in Virginia.

In addition to 3D maps, HERE provides Live Roads and Humanized Driving.  Live Roads allow cars to report what is happening around them to other vehicles such as traffic congestion, an accident, or even an animal on the road. HERE’s humanized driving uses actual driver behavior to instruct the vehicle to perform more like a human and less like a robot. All of these technologies are critical to ensure the safe and successful future of automated driving.

To read more about HERE’s automated driving technologies, click here.
To read a recent media article on this partnership, click here.


1) USDOT Watchdog to Investigate FAA NextGen Oversight
Link to article on AINonline:
Link to announcement

2) Satellite Operators Weigh Aviation Needs in Future Satellite Designs
Link to article in Via Satellite:

3) Stockholm's Arlanda Airport Installs Weather Simulator
Link to story on CNN:

4) Missed Airline Connections? Use Twitter to Get Help Quickly
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

5) Airport Wireless Networks Get S.M.A.R.T.
Link to article in Airport Business:

6) 12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Airports
Link to blog in Mental Floss:


7) Iowa Legislative Leaders Favor Statewide Policy on Traffic Cameras
Link to article in the Sioux City Journal:


8) South African E-Tolls a Threat to Locational Privacy
Link to commentary on IOL News:


9) Google Launches Sidewalk Labs to Fix Cities
Link to article in USA Today:

10) Special New York Times Section Looks at Transportation Technology
Link to articles:

11) Student Develops an App That's Like Uber for Disabled People
Link to article on Fast Co Design:


12) Amtrak to Test Rail Safety System in Northeast But Problems Persist
Link to Reuters article:

13) Senators Decry Slow Implementation of Train Safety Technology
Link to article in The Washington Post:


14) US Lawmakers Want Crash Technology Assessed in New Car Ratings
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:


15) Waterloo, Ontario Ridesharing App Offers 'Personalized Mass Transit'
Link to article in the Waterloo Region Record:


16) The Responder – May 2015
Link to newsletter from the TIM Network:

17) Delaware DOT, Red Frog Coordinate Traffic Plans Ahead of Firefly, Big Barrel Arrivals
Link to story on WDDE / WMPH Radio:


18) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – June 2015
Link to newsletter:


19) Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology is Driving the Future of Driving
Link to story on WAMU Radio:
Link to video

20) Land Rover Wants Its Cars to Warn Drivers About Potholes
Link to article on The Verge:

21) Car Crash Avoidance Systems Lack Industry Software Standards
Link to article on International Business Times:

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