Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

HERE maps Mcity for automated driving

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.

1) Latest Edition of Future Airport
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2) BikeTag is a Smart Safety Sensor for Cycling
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3) Bone-Conducting Headphones Let You Hear GPS Directions Through the Sounds of the Road
Link to article on TreeHugger:

4) French Speed Cameras Sabotaged Over Plain Cigarette Packaging Rules
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5) Speed Camera Tickets in DC Are Dropping. Does That Mean Drivers Are Behaving Better?
Link to story on WAMU Radio:
6) Electronic Tolling Test Starts on South Africa’s N3
Link to article on News24:
7) The Maritime Launch of Big Data
Link to article on MarineLink:
8) Commuting Apps, Technology Take on Urban Traffic
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9) OMG! The DOT! What's Up with Transportation Acronyms?
Link to article in Politico:
10) Vermont Agency of Transportation to Hire More Public Outreach Inhouse
Link to article in the Burlington Free Press
11) Federal Railroad Administration Warns Railroads to Comply with Oil Train Notification Requirement
Link to McClatchy News Service article:
12) Challenges of Positive Train Control Implementation
Link to blog in Metro:

13) UPS Tractor-Trailers Getting Collision-Avoidance Technology
Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

14) Astronauts Are Broadcasting Bedtime Stories and Videotaping Science Experiments from Space
Link to article on Quartz:

15) Uber Gets Green Light to Legally Operate in Nebraska
Link to article in the Omaha World-Herald:
16) BC Transit to Roll Out Device to Help the Visually Impaired
Link to article on KelownaNow:
17) This Swingin’ Bus Stop is ‘Pittsburgh’s Smallest Jazz Club’
Link to article on CityLab:

18) Pennsylvania DOT District Uses Inrix Data to Provide Real-Time Travel Times on Message Boards
Link to article in The Citizens’ Voice:
19) Ford Road Tests Carsharing
Link to article in Money:

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