Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 6, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

6th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle – October 27

On October 26-27, 2015, the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, with Event Sponsor the Michigan Department of Transportation will hold the 6th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle (October 27th) and the 4 hour Connected Vehicle Professional Short Course (October 26th) at the Hyatt Place in Novi, Michigan. Join the conversation and take home brand-new insights on the toughest topics in the Connected Vehicle space!   Not only can you come find out what’s happening, you’ll also be part of figuring out what’s next!  Fellow thought leaders will include:  Automakers, Tier 1 and 2, Hardware, Software, Services and Communications companies, Insurers, and State and Federal government officials. From market overviews and federal policy to big data and business models, you’ll hear the latest from the most highly regarded experts in the field.  Specific topics will include: Markets, business models, apps and content, mobile integration, user interfaces, security issues, regulation, liability, IP and policy, data and analytics.  Specific topics will include: securing tomorrow’s Connected Vehicle; what’s next for HMI, smartphone integration and in-dash apps; the facts about key market segments like in-vehicle operating systems; what standards, policy and regulations are defining the marketplace; and more.
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1) Differing Messages on 777 Part Frustrate Flight 370 Families
Link to AP article:

2) FAA Plan to Shutdown Weather Observation Offices at 57 Airports May be On Hold
Link to article in The Fresno Bee:

3) Virginia's Leesburg Airport First in US to Test Remote Control Tower
Link to article in Leesburg Today:

4) Can Tech Deliver a Drone Defense?
Link to article in GCN:

5) How Your Phone Could Help Speed You Through New York City's Busiest Airport
Link to article on Mashable:


6) Redflex-Funded Groups Helped Columbus, Ohio Lobby for Cameras
Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:


7) Interactive Mapping Can Help People with Disabilities
Link to commentary in the San Francisco Chronicle:


8) Fiber Networks Help Amsterdam to Modernize Historic Canal Infrastructure
Link to article in Computer Weekly:

9) Former Journal of Commerce Maritime Desk Editor, Ron Spina, Dies
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


10) Wales Sign Manufacturer Closes Down
Link to article in the South Wales Argus:
Link to Monwel Limited's website

11) USDOT Releases Six New Mobility Reports
Link to further information:


12) Transport for London Admits It Has Not Advertised Externally for Tube Drivers Since 2008
Link to article in The Independent:


13) Spokane Valley Council Plans Website for Train-Related Projects
Link to article in The Spokesman-Review:


14) West Virginia State Senator Launches Road Complaint Website
Link to article in The Charleston Gazette:


15) TSA Wants Twitter Talk-Back Program
Link to article in Federal Times:

16) App Tell Drivers if They're Too Stoned to Drive
Link to article in the Daily Camera:


17) Massive Road, Bridge Closures Announces for Papal Visit to Philadelphia
Link to article on PhillyVoice:


18) Pennsylvania Trip-Planning Program Expands to Six More Counties
Link to article in The York Dispatch:
Link to news release

19) Calgary Transit Apologizes for Stranding Passengers in Hail, Vows to Communicate Better
Link to article in Metro:

20) London-Style Transport Card Coming to Kolkata
Link to article in The Times of India:

21) New Bus App Helps Make Taking Transit in Vancouver Easier
Link to story on CKWX Radio:


22) Among the States, Self-Driving Cars Have Ignited a Gold Rush
Link to article in The New York Times:

23) Fiat Chrysler Knew of Hacking Risk 18 Months Ago
Link to Bloomberg article:

24) Tesla Fixes Bug After Hackers Hijack Model S
Link to story on CNNMoney:

25) Jaguar Land Rover Bets Big on Making Its Fleet Connected
Link to article in Automotive News:

News Releases

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