Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 24, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Google Wants a Piece of Air Traffic Control for Drones
Link to Bloomberg article

2) US Airport Wi-Fi Upgrades Offer Hope Connection Speeds Won't Always Be Miserable
Link to blog on Skift:


3) How Traffic Cameras Are Monitoring More Than Just Your Driving
Link to article in The Canberra Times:


4) Libertarian Group Offers 'Trucker-Friendly' Toll Plan, ATA Says Plan Anti-Truck
Link to article in the Commercial Carrier Journal:


5) ITS Rocky Mountain E-Update – July 2015
Link to update:


6) USDOT Releases Recording of Webinar on Road Transport Automation Issues
Link to further information:


7) BC Ferries Accused of Hiding Email to Transport Minister
Link to CBC News story:

8) First Responders Experiment with Social Media in Disaster Response
Link to article in Government Technology:


9) Senate to Debate Three-Year Delay for Positive Train Control
Link to article in The New York Times:


10) Virginia DOT Using Technology to Improve Safety Along I-77
Link to story on WDBJ-TV:

11) Texas DOT Brings Oversized Traffic Safety Signs to Laredo
Link to story on KGNS-TV:


12) The 100-Year-Old Technology Still Running New York's Subways
Link to article on SmartRail World:


13) Fiat Chrysler Will Recall Vehicles Over Hacking Worries
Link to article in The Detroit News:

14) Honda Unveils New Silicon Valley Innovation Lab
Link to article in USA Today:

15) Firewalls Can't Protect Today's Connected Cars
Link to article in Computerworld:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Seeing a video ad in a train station is fairly routine. Have the ad talk to you is surprising.

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