Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 12, 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) Noida E-Way Cams Catch Speeding, Infidelity
Link to article in The Times of India:


2) Texas DOT: Toll Billing System 'Greatly Improved'
Link to story on KVUE-TV:


3) Making Mysuru, India Transport Smarter
Link to article in The Hindu:


4) Takata to Launch Awareness Campaign on Air Bag Recalls
Link to article in The Detroit News:

5) Mother Makes Visible Plea to Drivers: 'Don't Text and Drive'
Link to story on KCBS-TV:


6) Arizona DOT Testing on the Roads to Stop Wrong-Way Drivers
Link to story on KTAR Radio:

7) High-Tech Solutions to Combat Growing Problem of Drowsy Driving
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

8) Mobile Technologies Giving TSA Greater Reach for Lower Cost
Link to article in the Federal Times:

9) Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Hoping Traffic Alert System Will Cut Down on Crashes
Link to story on WPSD-TV:

10) Researchers Find Gas Stations Vulnerable to Hackers
Link to article on The Car Connection:

11) Study Finds Most 'Safe' Teen Drivers Admit to Using Phone Apps While on Road
Link to article in Seventeen:


12) Dublin Bus Adds 90 New High-Tech Vehicles to Fleet
Link to story on UTV Ireland:

13) Finland Gradually Embraces a Multi-City Fare Card
Link to article on CityLab:

14) Does Bay Area Transit App Make Racial Profiling Easier?
Link to article on Next City:


15) Cobb County, Georgia's New Website Shares Commute Data with Drivers
Link to article from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


16) University Researchers to Develop Weather-Forecasting Drone System
Link to article from The Oklahoman:
Link to news release

17) Testing Trust in Autonomous Vehicles by Fooling Human Passengers
Link to article in IEEE Spectrum:

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