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.


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:


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:


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:


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:


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


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:


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


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:


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


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:


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:


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:

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