Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 16, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E Launches New MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G Monitors

Reno A&E (RAE) introduces two intersection Malfunction Management Units, (MMU), that are setting new standards in reliability and functionality. The RAE MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G monitors are fully compliant with the recently updated NEMA TS2:2003 (R2008) Standard for Traffic Controller Assemblies, (Amendment #4-2012). MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G include a built-in configuration wizard to quickly and accurately configure the monitor for standard 8-phase, dual-ring operation. To receive more information on the new MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G models, please call us today at (775) 826-2020 and visit


1) FAA Will Test Drones' Ability to Steer Themselves Out of Trouble
Link to article in MIT Technology Review:

2) Planes Grounded at Paris Orly Airport Thanks to Windows 3.1 Error
Link to article on IT Pro:

3) Connected Travelers Want to Shape Their Own Experiences, SITA Finds
Link to article from APEX:

4) PenAir's Use of TAMDAR Sensor Demos Power of Connected Aircraft
Link to Runway Girl Network blog:


5) From Rebalancing to Dock-Blocking: Techies Hack to Make Capital Bikeshare Even More User-Friendly
Link to blog on Mobility Lab:


6) Gray Speed Cameras in England to Be Turned Yellow as Part of Safety Drive
Link to Press Association article:
Link to news release


7) DSRC and ITS: The Acronyms Behind Life-Saving Technologies
Link to commentary in Fleet Owner:


8) City of the Future is Closer, Calmer Than You Think
Link to article in USA Today:


9) Nigerian Road Safety Specialist Launches Books, Documentary
Link to article in The Nation:


10) Association of American Railroads, Other Trade Groups Oppose Provision in Cybersecurity Bill
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


11) Dangerous Thai Road Goes Red to Alert Drivers
Link to article in the Bangkok Post:

12) Central Florida Expressway Authority to Spend $2 Million to Stop Wrong-Way Driving
Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:


13) Kansas DOT Using Signs Discouraging Cellphone Use in Work Zone
Link to story on KAKE-TV:

14) Smart Helmet Gives You Eyes in the Back of Your Head
Link to Reuters article:

15) The Personality Trait That People Who Text and Drive Have in Common
Link to article on Mic:

16) Guerilla Signs in Sweden Warn Pedestrians About Using Phones
Link to article on Tech Insider:


17) Tracing the Spread of Uber Rumors During the Paris Terrorist Attacks
Link to article on The Verge:

18) Uber's 'Designations' Feature Could Turn Basically Everyone into an Uber Driver
Link to article on The Verge:


19) GM Rolls Out Its Latest OnStar Innovation
Link to article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle:


20) Iowa DOT Adds More Highway Helper Trucks
Link to story on Radio Iowa:


21) Embracing the Angry Tweets – Harnessing Social Media in Public Transport
Link to article from ERTICO Network:

22) How Transportation Agencies Can Use Data to Inform and Help Commuters
Link to NY1's In Transit:


23) Soon, Delhiites to Get Live Traffic Alerts
Link to article in The Hindu:


24) Google Antsy as California Slow on Self-Driving Car Rules
Link to AP article:

25) The Dream Life of Driverless Cars
Link to article in The New York Times Magazine:

26) Blackhat Europe 2015: Automated Cars Hackable at Sensor Level
Link to article in SC Magazine:

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