Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

HERE Provides the First-Ever Lane-Level Traffic
HERE has developed a new algorithm to identify fast and slow-moving lanes on the same road, providing better information for drivers on road conditions ahead and the fastest route to use.  Most traffic reporting systems provide an average speed of both backed-up traffic and freely moving vehicles, but that’s not ideal for route planning. Average speeds might lead a driver to avoid a more direct route that’s actually faster than the average road speed suggests – because the traffic conditions are different for each lane. Lane-level traffic also allows government agencies to better analyze junctions where exit lanes might create a significant backup, that is different from the overall speed of that road segment.

Split Lane Traffic Reporting at Junctions is based on a new algorithm described in HERE’s latest white paper. The algorithm solves the fundamental problem of reporting two different traffic speeds at junctions on a single road segment. To read more about this feature, click here.


1) Study Examines Communication Needs for Drayage Drivers at Port of Montreal
Link to article in Truck News:
Link to study

2) Scientists Look to Improve Quality of Data Collected at Sea
Link to article in the Panama City News Herald:


3) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Could Help Monitor Traffic, Infrastructure
Link to article in Catalyst:

4) Smartphone App Collects Detailed Data About Travel Behavior
Link to article in Catalyst:


5) Demo Lets Truckers Get Parking Info by Phone, Online
Link to article in Fleet Owner:


6) Los Angeles Police, Clear Channel Outdoor Team on Safety Messages
Link to article in Ad Week:


7) Modernizing Communications Networks for Railway Safety
Link to article in ECN:


8) Faulty Speed Limit Signs Frustrate Drivers on I-285 in Georgia
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

9) Washington State DOT Reveals Unusual Way SR 520 Bridge 'Talks to Them'
Link to story on KIRO-TV:

10) User Manual Document for Smart Roadside Initiative
Link to document from USDOT:


11) UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Says Islamic State Plotting Deadly Cyber-Attacks, Including Air Traffic Control
Link to BBC News story:


12) Ford Announces Sync Connect Smartphone App
Link to CNET article:
Link to news release


13) San Francisco's New Transit App Will Let You Pay Your Fare with PayPal
Link to article on VentureBeat:

14) The New York MTA's (Train) Communications Problem
Link to article on Politico New York:


15) Cedar Rapids, Iowa Creating New Traffic Operations Center to Monitor Traffic Flow
Link to story on KCRG-TV:

16) Idaho's Ada County Highway District Scraps Adaptive Traffic Light Program
Link to story on KTVB-TV:

17) The Beginning of the End for Radio Traffic Reports?
Link to JacoBLOG:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Toll Technology Manager – Riverside County Transportation Commission – Riverside, California

 -  Request for Proposals – Principals and Guidance for Presenting Drivers with Dynamic Information on Active Traffic Management – Transportation Research Board

Upcoming Events
Transportation Technology Symposium: Innovative Mobility Solutions – November 20 – New York City

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