Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 23, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

On July 20th, Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) unveiled Mcity, a 32-acre facility devoted to accelerating and testing connected and automated driving.  HERE will provide critical HD mapping and real-time data technologies to be used for testing connected and automated vehicles and systems under a variety of different circumstances.  At the Automated Vehicle Symposium on July 21st and July 22nd, HERE demonstrated the HD mapping and big data analytics technologies behind its HD Live Map, which helps automated vehicles understand and interpret the road network and what lies ahead

Find out more about HERE’s role with Mcity
HERE is also making HD mapping data available to companies with highly automated vehicle tests on open roads in Silicon Valley, Michigan, France, Germany and, later this year, Japan.


1) CEO: United Airlines Steps Up Backup Plans in Wake of Tech Glitches
Link to Reuters article:

2) Which Wireless Carrier Has Best US Airport Data Coverage?
Link to article on CNET:

3) Airways New Zealand Launches Digital Departure Clearances
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:


4) Daimler CEO: Nokia Maps Bid All About Security
Link to article on CNET:


5) LightSquared, Trimble to Seek Settlement Over GPS Interference Disputes
Link to article on FierceWireless:


6) Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Target of Criminal Investigation for Secret Recording
Link to story on WTSP-TV:

7) No Shows Cause Nevada DMV to Eliminate Outside Access to DashPass
Link to article in the Reno Gazette-Journal:
Link to news release

8) Man Sues Rhode Island DMV for Refusing to Translate, Interpret Exam
Link to article in The Providence Journal:
Link to news release


9) TSA Supervisor Calls Police on Kid Filming Father with Cellphone Camera
Link to story on WPXI-TV:

10) Chicago's Transit Agency Uses YouTube to Inform and Entertain
Link to commentary on Greater Greater Washington:


11) San Diego Looks to Improve Congestion with Traffic Signal Plan
Link to story on KSWB-TV:

12) How Well Do Street Murals Help Calm Traffic?
Link to article on City Lab:


13) Metra Defends Smartphone App that Will Serve as Virtual Ticket
Link to article from the Chicago Tribune:

14) New Ticketing System Step Toward Integrated Fare System in Johannesburg
Link to IOL News article:

15) Improved Open Data Nets Transit App Service for Three Cities
Link to article in GCN:

16) South Carolina Company Puts PSAs, Traffic Alerts on Digital Signs Outside Buses
Link to story on WLTX-TV:


17) China Set to Establish Online Traffic Management System
Link to story on China Radio International:


18) GM Patents Tech for Taking Driver Personalization Settings from Car to Car
Link to article on Autoblog:

19) How GM is Trying to Stop Your Car from Getting Hacked
Link to article on TheStreet:

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