Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 11, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E Introduces New Bus Interface Units

Reno A&E is excited to introduce two new Bus Interface Units, models BIU-1220 and BIU-1240. The BIU-1200 series BIU interfaces 24V logic signals to the SDLC serial bus in a NEMA TS-Cabinet. The unit interfaces between the controller unit and the loop detector racks, terminals and facilities and other devices in a NEMA TS-2 cabinet assembly. The BIU-1200 series models are compatible with all controller units and cabinets compliant with the requirements of NEMA Standard TS2-2003. The model BIU-1220 is a half-width configuration (1.12” wide face plate) and the BIU-1240 is the standard-width configuration (2.25” wide face plate). For more information on our new units, please call us today at 775-826-2020 and visit


1) At American's Charlotte Hub, FAA and NASA Will Try to Fix Our Antiquated Air Traffic System
Link to Forbes article

2) Europe's Plan to Block Aviation Cyber Threats
Link to Dow Jones article

3) Google and Amazon Talk About Managing Drone Traffic
Link to TechCrunch article

4) Air Travelers Can Expect More Onboard Sales Pitches as Wi-Fi Improves, Report Says
Link to Los Angeles Times article
Link to news release

5) Articles from Airport Business


6) Driverless Cars Still Confused by Cyclists: Renault CEO
Link to CNBC story

7) Could Open Data Increase Bikeshare Use?
Link to Shared-Use Mobility Center article


8) Montana DOT Adds Webcams to Snowplows
Link to KTVQ-TV story

9) Speed Cameras Get Spokane Drivers to Slow Down
Link to KREM-TV story

10) SEPTA Transit Officers Now Wearing Body Cameras
Link to PhillyVoice article
Link to news release

11) Fiji Planning to Add Speed-Enforcement Cameras
Link to Fiji Times article


12) Japan Moves to Develop Homegrown GPS
Link to Japan Times article


13) Smart Cities Will Be Necessary for Our Survival
Link to The Wired World in 2016 article


14) US Port Leaders Say Technology, Big Data Needed to Better Compete
Link to Post and Courier article

15) Angola Purchasing Maritime Surveillance Equipment
Link to Defense News article

16) GPS-Based Houseboat Safety System to be Rolled Out in Kerala
Link to The Hindu article


17) Welcome to the Metastructure: The New Internet of Transportation
Link to Wired blog

18) Volpe Center Bulletin – January 11
Link to publication


19) Kansas Contractors Use Billboards to Complain About Transfer of KDOT Funds
Link to Topeka Capital-Journal article

20) The Grim Truths of Texas' Traffic Deaths Calendars
Link to CityLab article

21) Washington State DOT Takes to Airing of Grievances to Great Effect
Link to Talking Transportation blog


22) Why Do Some Truckers Ignore Warning Signs Along New York State Parkway?
Link to Post-Standard article

23) Minnesota Tribe Seeks to Put Up Highway Signs in Ojibwe Language
Link to Forum News Service article


24) Lab Reduces False Radiation Alarms at Ports
Link to FCW article
Link to news release


25) China's Ridesharing Market Moves Past Obstacles Towards Growth Potential
Link to ZDNet article


26) Failing to 'Move Over' Puts First Responders at Risk
Link to commentary in the Palm Beach Post


27) The Silicon Valley Agency Launching its Own Microtransit Service
Link to Shared-Use Mobility Center article

28) BART's New Train Signs Outshine Old Ones
Link to San Jose Mercury News article

29) Tools for Diffusing Conflict with Public Transportation Passengers
Link to Metro blog


30) Montana DOT Continues to Refine Mobile App
Link to Independent Record article

31) Traffic Monitoring: Automobiles, Trucks, Bicycles and Pedestrians 2015
Link to Transportation Research Board report


32) Mercedes Says E-Class is First Car with Car-to-X Communication
Link to automotiveIT International article
Link to news release

33) Tesla Curbs Autopilot Feature
Link to Reuters article

34) Ford Plans Commuter App, Ford Car Not Required
Link to USA Today article
Link to news release

35) NHTSA: Only Fiat Chrysler Radios Are Vulnerable to Hacking
Link to AP article

36) Tesla Software Update Lets Cars Park Themselves
Link to AP article
Link to news release

37) Carmakers Rush to Put Latest Tech in Lower-Priced Models
Link to Reuters article

38) Ford Starts Autonomous Vehicle Testing in the Snow
Link to Forbes article

News Releases

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