Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 2, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E Bicycle Detection System Maximizes Accuracy

Reno A&E now offers an automatic bicycle detection system that combines a C-series inductive loop detector, using enhanced and patented algorithms and prefabricated inductive loops for new and upgraded intersections. The RAE (model C-1101-B and model C-1201-B) loop detectors identify all vehicles, and has the ability to differentiate bicycles from all other vehicles, including scooters and motorcycles. Both models, (CALTRANS or NEMA type), allow traffic engineering professionals to detect and provide safe passage time for bicycles without compromising operational efficiency of the intersection. To learn more about RAE’s Bicycle Detection System, contact Carl Zabel, RAE Director of Sales, at 
carlz@renoae.com.


AVIATION

1) Airports Go Mobile to Improve Operations
Link to article in USA Today:

CAMERAS

2) Orlando Wants Cameras at Railroad Crossings
Link to story on WFTV-TV:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

3) IEEE ITS Podcast: ITSS Lifetime Achievement Awardee, Lyle Saxton
Link to podcast:

4) USDOT Releases New Reports and Fact Sheets from ITS Joint Program Office
Link to further information:

MARITIME

5) US Coast Guard Anticipates High-Tech Future with New Arctic Domain Awareness Center
Link to article on Alaska Dispatch News:

6) Maritime Executives: Shipping Should Be Data-Smart
Link to article in The Maritime Executive:

OTHER

7) 'Gridlock Sam' Schwartz Talks About How Changing Demographics Are Impacting Transportation
Link to interview on Transportation Radio:

8) Mapping IoT Into Today's Urban Transportation Systems
Link to blog in Mass Transit:

ROADWAYS

9) Could Seattle-Grown Tech Speed Up Work on Bridge Projects?
Link to story on KIRO-TV:

10) New Zealand Speed Signs Will Automatically Adjust for Weather, Monitor Speeds
Link to article in the Bay of Plenty Times:
Link to news release

11) Repairing New Jersey Highway Signs Adds Up Quickly
Link to column in The Record:

12) West Virginia Turnpike's Tamarack, Travel Plaza, Welcome Center Yield Positive Results
Link to commentary in the Sunday Gazette-Mail:

SAFETY / SECURITY

13) An App for Safer Roads
Link to article from MIT:

TELEMATICS

14) Black Boxes for Truckers
Link to story on Marketplace Tech:

15) Balancing Privacy with Data Collection in Allstate Mobile App
Link to article on CSO:

TRANSIT

16) Punjab Transport Minister Bans Vulgar Songs in Buses
Link to article in the Hindustan Times:

17) Soon, the Importance of Cleanliness Will Be Beamed on Electronic Displays on Indian Buses
Link to article in The Hindu:

VEHICLES

18) Google, Tesla, Others Wait for California DMV's Self-Driving Rules
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury-News:

19) Is the New BMW 7 Series Smarter Than You?
Link to CNET video:


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Request for Proposal – 511 Traveler Information and Express Lanes Operational Services – Metropolitan Transportation Commission


Upcoming Events
TRB Webinar: Guidance for Understanding Wi-Fi Disruptions and Cybersecurity at Airports – November 5

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