Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Iteris is Hiring

Iteris has nationwide leadership positions available in the practice areas of freight/goods movement, transport analytics, transit/BRT, and signal system operations.  Join a team that focuses on solving big problems, for greater efficiency and safety of all users.                   

Iteris, Inc. is a leading technology firm providing information solutions to the transportation management market.  The company is focused on the development and application of advanced technologies and software-based information systems that reduce traffic congestion, provide measurement, management and predictive traffic and weather analytics, and improve the safety of surface transportation systems.


AVIATION

1) New Pyongyang Airport's Internet Room a Closed Window on North Korea
Link to AP article:

2) Gatwick Airport Advert Banned for 'Misleading' Public
Link to article in the Surrey Mirror:
Link to ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority

3) Plattsburgh Airport Uses French Signs, Border Traffic Info to Draw Passengers from Quebec
Link to article in Seven Days:

4) FAA to Publish National TBFM Policy in December
Link to article in Avionics:

5) KLM and Schipol Invest in IoT Startup That Uses Mesh Networking to Keep Tabs on Objects
Link to article on ZDNet:
Link to news release
Link to Undagrid

6) Airline Safety Videos Go Hollywood - - Now They're Being Teased with Trailers
Link to article in Forbes:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

7) Could a Comfort Map Ease Northern Virginia Bikers' Concerns?
Link to story on WTOP Radio:

8) Need Directions? SmartHalo Safely Navigates Urban Cyclists
Link to article on Gizmag:

9) Arlington Develops Path for Getting Public Onboard with Bikeshare
Link to blog on Mobility Lab:

CAMERAS

10) Credit-Reporting Deal Could Spell Trouble for Traffic Cameras in Iowa
Link to article in The Gazette:

11) Man Arrested for Tampering with New York Traffic Cameras, Posting 'How-To' Videos on Facebook
Link to story on WPIX-TV:

CARTOGRAPHY

12) Uber to Roll Out Mapping Vehicles in Arizona
Link to article on CNET:

13) Google Reopens Map Maker in 51 Countries, Adds 'Regional Lead' Moderators
Link to article on ZDNet:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

14) Confusion in New Hampshire on Replacing E-ZPass Transponders
Link to article in Foster's Daily Democrat:

OTHER

15) Vail Resorts Adds Chairlift Wait Times to Popular EpicMix App
Link to article in the Denver Business Journal:
Link to news release

16) When a Car 'Crash' Isn't an 'Accident' – and Why the Difference Matters
Link to blog in The Washington Post:

17) 'Crash' vs. 'Accident' Doesn't Seem Like It Matters Very Much
Link to blog in Mother Jones:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

18) Minnesota Court Rules Metro Transit Bus Surveillance Footage is Public
Link to article in the Pioneer Press:
Link to ruling

RAILROADS

19) Error Found on the Greenfield, Massachusetts Amtrak Train Station Signs
Link to story on WWLP-TV:

20) Germany's DB Networks Buys Swiss Federal Railways Rail Control System
Link to article in the International Railway Journal:

ROADWAYS

21) Better Economy Helps US Traffic Tie-Ups Rebound to an All-Time High
Link to AP article:
Link to news release

SAFETY / SECURITY

22) In-Vehicle Warning Systems Reduce Risk of Run-Off-the-Road Crashes
Link to article in CTS Catalyst:

23) Identical Twins Stump Utah Facial Recognition Software
Link to story on KSL Radio:

TRANSIT

24) Emails: From Day 1, Connecticut Heavily Promoted Bus System
Link to AP article:

25) How Nairobi Got Its Ad-Hoc Bus System on Google Maps
Link to article in Wired:

26) The Making of the Los Angeles Metro 'M'
Link to blog on City Lab:

VEHICLES

27) New Car Crash Avoidance Systems Earn High Marks
Link to story on CNBC:
Link to further information from IIHS

28) New Car Technologies Often Unused by Drivers, J.D. Power Finds
Link to article in Automotive News:
Link to news release

29) Verizon Unleashes Smart Vehicle Technology in Hum App
Link to article in Wireless Week:
Link to news release

30) Autonomous Cars Are Learning Our Unpredictable Driving Habits
Link to article in New Scientist:


News Releases


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