Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 21, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

INRIX XD Traffic Data in Action: How Improved Granularity Translates into Improved Operations and Performance Measurement – Register Now!

This webinar focuses on the specific efforts of Purdue University and Indiana DOT to use XD speed data to improve operations and performance measurement, including the first of its kind statewide real-time “back of queue” detection system that was not possible prior to the reporting granularity XD segments enable. Examples of use cases that will be covered:

• Indiana Mobility Reports and Performance Measurement
• Real-Time Performance Measurement Dashboards
• Real-World Applications of INRIX Data
• Arterial Performance Measurement 


1) Senator Charles Schumer to Introduce Proposal for Mandatory Drone Geofencing
Link to IDG News Service article:
Link to news release

2) Two Arkansas Airports Adopting One Radio Frequency
Link to article in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

3) Wright State Develops App for Drone Safety
Link to story on WKEF-TV:
Link to news release


4) New Warning System to Alert Pedestrians to Electric Vehicles
Link to article in Auto Express:


5) Macomb County, Michigan Demonstrates How Traffic Cameras Can Track Severe Weather
Link to article in C&G Newspapers:


6) Nicaragua to Host Glonass Ground Stations
Link to Sputnik article:
Link to article in El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish)


7) A Small Canadian City Tries to Drag Intersections Into the 21st Century
Link to article in The Washington Post:

8) Smart Cars, Meet Smart Signals
Link to article in Fortune:


9) Uber, GM and Fermilab Share Innovations and Vision for Transportation
Link to article in the Daily Herald:


10) National Coalition on Truck Parking Formed
Link to article in Overdrive:

11) Silicon Valley Bets Software Can Take Pain Out of Parking
Link to article on CNET:
Link to SpotHero


12) Wake Up! How Tech Can Help Fight Drowsy Driving
Link to article on PCMag:


13) Nightmare Metro Commutes Aside, DC Is Ramping Up Its Transit Tech
Link to article on DCInno:


14) Delhi Police Launch SMS Traffic Alert Service
Link to story on NDTV:
Link to news release

15) Can Mobile Data Help Reduce Traffic Jams?
Link to icrunchdata News article:


16) Japan Ministry Eyes Tech to Prevent Hacking of Self-Driving Cars
Link to Jiji Press article:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Discipline Leader, Transportation Systems – Iteris – Multiple US Locations

Friday Bonus
Road signs in Canada may require a translator.

Upcoming Events
iMobility Forum Webinar: Implementation Road Maps – September 10

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