Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION
1) No Glitches as American Airlines Computer Switch Appears Successful
Link to article from the Chicago Tribune:
BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS
2) Pedestrian App Shines a Light on Safety
Link to article from Illinois State University:
CAMERAS
3) Transport Quebec Installs More Photo Radar on Highways and Urban Boulevards
Link to story on CTV News:
Link to news release (in French)
CARTOGRAPHY
4) Apple Maps Adds Amtrak Routes in Northeastern US and Transit Directions for Boston
Link to article on MacRumors:
GPS / NAVIGATION
5) Waze Gets Redesign with Loads of New Features
Link to article on International Business Times:
Link to news release
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION
6) Can Levy Buy Enough Tech to Move Seattle Traffic?
Link to story on KUOW Radio:
7) USDOT Announces Release of TPG v2.1 Software Tool
Link to further information:

MARITIME
8) South Korean Maritime Researchers Develop System to Navigate Northern Sea Route
Link to article on IHS Maritime 360:
OTHER
9) Fake Boston Transportation Department Twitter Account Takes Pothole Potshots
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
10) Chicago-Based App at Center of Carsharing Debate
Link to story on WGN-TV:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
11) Massachusetts Officials Unveil Campaign to Boost Safety at Toll Plazas
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
Link to news release
RAILROADS
12) Railroads Again Warn of Widespread Shutdowns Unless Brake System Deadline Extended
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
SAFETY / SECURITY
13) Can Connected Cars and Smarter Infrastructure Make Transportation Safer?
Link to article in GCN:
TRANSIT
14) Few Takers So Far for Crowdsourcing Transport Service Beeline in Singapore
Link to story on Channel NewsAsia:
15) What's Happening with Google Transit for Victorians Now that the Data is Available?
Link to blog on Ausdroid:
VEHICLES
16) NHTSA Chief Wants Cars That ‘Talk’ to Each Other
Link to article in USA Today:

17) Trucking’s Future Now: Equipment and Technology
Link to article in Commercial Carrier Journal:

18) GM Plans to Make Semi-Autonomous Cars, Introduce Vehicle-to-Vehicle Connectivity Next Year
Link to article in Future Structure:
19) Consumer Reports: Reliability Suffers as Automakers Push Technology Envelope
Link to Reuters article:

20) Apple Sees Car Revolution as GM, Ford Race to Adapt
Link to article in Investor’s Business Daily:

21) What is DSRC for the Connected Car?
Link to article on RCR Wireless News:

News Releases

Solicitation
-  Call for Abstracts - National Rural ITS Conference

Upcoming Events
ITS Minnesota Educational Seminar & Tour 'MSP Landside-Leveraging Technology to Increase Efficiency and Customer Service’ – October 27 – St. Paul, Minnesota
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