Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

ITS International features an impressive display wall at COP-BH, the Brazilian control room that helps Belo Horizonte's Municipal Guard monitor security and traffic operations.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s sixth largest city and third largest metropolitan area, with a population of 2.5 million people, has made significant investments in its roadways and mass transit system along with their state-of-the-art control room. Read more about COP-BH’s control room at:


1) United Airlines Suffers Second Major Grounding in Two Months
Link to AP article:

2) United's Global Computer Outage Was a Big Communications Fail
Link to blog in Forbes:


3) Fresno, California Police Use Traffic Cameras as Part of State-of-the-Art Tracking System
Link to article in The Fresno Bee:


4) Google Maps for iOS Updated with Redesigned Transit Directions, More
Link to article on 9To5Mac:


5) Indiana Court: Warrant Needed for Search of Car GPS
Link to article in The Herald Bulletin:
Link to decision


6) 'Smart' Motorway Aims to Speed Traffic in Wellington, New Zealand
Link to article on Stuff:


7) Ship Safety Center Opens in Vancouver, British Columbia
Link to article on IHS Maritime 360:
Link to news release


8) Iowa DOT Uses Social Media to Keep in Touch with Customers
Link to Transportation Matters for Iowa blog:


9) Minnesota Emergency Managers Want More Railroad Communications to Improve Oil Train Safety
Link to Forum News Service article:


10) TSA Selects Airports for FBI's Real-Time Criminal History Monitoring Pilot
Link to article on Biometric Update:

11) Arizona DOT Using Digital Billboards to Promote Dust Storm Safety
Link to story on KPHO-TV:
Link to news release

12) Glendale, California Posts Crosswalk Warnings in English, Armenian and Spanish
Link to article on Aysor:


13) Indian Banks Want Credit and Debit Cards Used as Smartcards for Transport Systems
Link to article in The Times of India:

14) Western Australia Government Asks ISPs to Set Up Public Transport Wi-Fi for Free
Link to article on iTnews:


15) New Traveler 511 Service for Santa Cruz County, California, Cruz511
Link to story on KION-TV:

16) Hong Kong Government Discusses Providing Motorists with Traffic Information
Link to further information:


17) University of North Carolina Researching Self-Driving Vehicles
Link to story on WNCN-TV:

18) AMALTHEA Project Seeks to Develop More Powerful Computers and Complex Software for Autonomous Vehicles
Link to article on New Electronics:

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