Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 13, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

VMS2DASH, eCall, Road Incident Management, Topics on GEWI Traffic Technologies Tour

In September, GEWI's Traffic Technologies Tour (TTT) will visit several cities in North America to meet with public agencies for an information exchange about traffic technologies being used worldwide.  Current requested topics include VMS2DASH, eCall, Connected Work Zones and Road Incident Management.  The agenda is tailored to the specific interests of each public agency. 

Founded in 1992, GEWI’s TIC Software is used for a variety of traffic projects worldwide. The TTT is an important part of GEWI’s product development process and the information exchange benefits public agencies by learning how traffic issues have been addressed globally as well as discussing emerging technologies and trends.

Currently there is one open spot on the TTT for the week of 14 September.  Any agency interested in participating in the tour or a follow-up webinar should contact


1) Secret Service Orders All Chattanooga Traffic Cameras to Go Dark Saturday for Memorial Service
Link to article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

2) Macomb County, Michigan Dispatchers to Look for Funnel Clouds on Traffic Cams
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:


3) Controversial Tennessee Anti-DUI Campaign Costs Topped $450,000
Link to article in The Tennessean:


4) DC I-395 Signage Still Confusing
Link to story on WTOP Radio:

5) Boosting Oregon Speed Limit Involves More Than Switching Signs
Link to AP article:


6) Study Finds Driver's Ed Reduces Teen Crashes and Tickets
Link to story on WOWT-TV:


7) Your BMW or Benz Could Also Be Vulnerable to the GM OnStar Hack
Link to article in Wired:

8) Series in Commercial Carrier Journal on Connected Vehicle Technologies
 -  Telematics in the Driver's Seat of Connected Vehicles
 -  The Connected Vehicle: Work Together or Go at It Alone?

9) US Court Rules Transit Agency May Reject Factually False Ads
Link to commentary in The Washington Post:


10) Utah Transit Authority Says It Will 'Provide Information' on Transit Tax Hike, But Not Campaign for It
Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

11) Central Arkansas Transit Authority Rebrands as Rock Region Metro, Buses Offer Wi-Fi, Tracking App Coming
Link to article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

12) South Carolina's CATbus Launches New GPS App
Link to article in The Greenville News:

13) London Mayoral Candidate Promising to Scrap Sexist Adverts on Public Transport
Link to commentary in The Daily Telegraph:


14) Oregon Startup Partners with BMW on Real-Time Traffic Signal Data
Link to story on KVAL-TV:

News Releases

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