Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

How HERE is humanizing the automated driving experience

When it comes to comfort, one size does not fit all.  A comfortable ride is a matter of perception that depends on a number of factors…including how driver speed changes based on personal preference, road geometry and width, oncoming traffic, night vs day conditions, weather, social and cultural driving norms and more.  By analyzing long-term location-based driver behaviors and understanding how humans drive, HERE can help make the automated driving experience more comfortable.  HERE has derived speed profiles from analysis of probe and map data over long periods of time that can also be useful in road network design and operation.  HERE believes humanizing the automated driving experience will be essential to ensuring people will feel comfortable enough to let the car drive itself.   

Click here to read more about humanizing the Autonomous Vehicle.


1) Transport for London 'Refuse to Release' CCTV Footage of Cycle Crash Because Cyclist Did Not Die
Link to article in the London Evening Standard:


2) GPS Satellite Networks Are Easy Targets for Hackers
Link to story on CNNMoney:


3) Preview of 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne
Link to story on Transportation Radio:


4) 'Women-Only' Parking Spaces at Frankfurt Airport
Link to article on The Local.de:


5) Communication at Heart of North Carolina Light-Rail Issues
Link to article in The Herald-Sun:

6) Colorado DOT Using '80s Songs to Promote Motorcycle Safety
Link to story on KUSA-TV:


7) 'Advisory Driving Speed' System to Be Tested in Edmonton
Link to story on CTV News Edmonton:

8) App to Tell Christchurch Drivers When Lights Are About to Change
Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:


9) Texas DOT Approves Lower 'Wrong Way' Signs to Help Curb Crashes
Link to story on KXAS-TV:


10) Paper Ticket Options on Sydney Public Transport to be Phased Out by End of 2015
Link to story on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:


11) South Dakota DOT Keeping an Eye on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Traffic
Link to article in the Black Hills Pioneer:

12) This Bangladeshi Startup Doesn't Want You to Ever Get Stuck in Traffic
Link to article on E27:


13) Could Apple and BMW Soon Be Driving the Same Smart Car?
Link to article on Computer Business Review:

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