Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

HERE is at the center of innovation in Volvo’s XC90 – Connected and Automated Driving

This is not your mother’s Volvo, but what a tech editor called one of the "most advanced vehicles on the road." Why? A mix of innovations that make it a superlatively connected car, including navigation and some automated driving features powered by HERE.  HERE provides precise road geometry necessary for adaptive cruise control and curve speed warnings, as well as traffic sign detection.  The large tablet-like interface of the Sensus in-car control system stunningly displays maps to deliver the information the driver needs across multiple screens. Vital information — including navigation from HERE — is projected on the heads-up display on the lower part of the windscreen.  Click here to read more.


1) UK Retailer Introduces Britain's First Pedestrian Fast Lane
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2) Tucson Voters Put Stop to Red-Light, Speeding Cameras
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3) Lake Havasu City Wayfinding Program Still in Need of Arizona DOT Direction
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4) GPS-Powered Advertising Geo-Targets Moving Vehicles
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5) Apple Quietly Launches Indoor Mapping App
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6) Ken Philmus Inducted Into ITS New Jersey Hall of Fame
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7) Rail Industry Had Safety Technology Decades Ago
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8) New Jersey's Rahway Valley Railroad Still Has Fans Nearly a Quarter Century After Its Demise
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9) FHWA's Innovator – November/December 2015
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10) The Responder – October 2015
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11) MBTA Unveils New Tactics, Including Improved Communications, to Keep Winter Commute on Track
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12) Silicon Valley Selects Four 'Hack My Ride' Transit App Winners
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Link to news release


13) Bill Ford: Carmakers Must Collaborate with Tech Companies Like Apple
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