Monday, December 21, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 21, 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) Experts: Jet Crew Shouldn't Tell Passengers of Bomb Scare
Link to AP article


2) New High-Resolution GPS Maps Developed for Newfoundland Snowmobilers
Link to CBC News story


3) ITS Rocky Mountain E-Update – December 2015
Link to update


4) The Information Superhighway Goes Off-Road for Heavy Construction Equipment
Link to Machine Design article

5) Big Data for Transport Webinar Wrap-Up
Link to ERTICO article


6) States, Feds Keep Train-Derailment Reports from Public
Link to Columbus Dispatch article

7) Reporter Khurram Saeed to Become Voice for New Tappan Zee Bridge
Link to Journal News article

8) No Lightspeeding: Safe-Driving Messages Get 'Star Wars' Twist
Link to New York Times article


9) Amtrak Trains in Northeast Corridor Made Safer
Link to Philadelphia Inquirer article

10) Canada's Transportation Safety Board Probing 'Remote Controlled' Train in Edmonton Derailment
Link to CBC News story


11) Ada County, Idaho Highway District Sues Over Malfunctioning 'Smart' Signals
Link to Idaho Statesman article


12) NHTSA Slaps BMW with $40 Million Fine for Safety Violations
Link to AP article
Link to news release

13) North Carolina to Require Hand Signals Between School Bus Drivers and Students
Link to Courier-Tribune article


14) Early-Adopter Seniors Have Totally Taken Over the Ridesharing App Via
Link to New York article


15) Delhi Government to Tie Up with Google, Twitter to Give Information About Buses
Link to Indian Express article

16) En-route Planning of Multi-Destination Public-Transport Trips Using Smartphones
Link to Journal of Public Transportation article


17) Atlanta Traffic Reporter Gives His Christmas Wish List
Link to Atlanta Journal-Constitution column

18) Guidance on Using Traffic Management Centers for Work Zone Management
Link to FHWA publication


19) Humans Are Slamming Into Driverless Cars and Exposing a Key Flaw
Link to Bloomberg article

20) CEO Mark Fields on Ford's Shift from Sheet Metal to Software and Mobility
Link to Forbes article

21) What Carmakers Will Reveal at CES
Link to Computerworld article

22) Hitachi Targets Autonomous Driving with New Tech Blitz
Link to Automotive News article

23) New Smartphone-Based System Could Accelerate Development of Driverless Cars
Link to University of Cambridge article

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