Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 14, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

HERE and Colorado Department of Transportation Announce First of its Kind Connected Vehicle Project

Today HERE and the Colorado DOT (CDOT) announced the first cellular network-based connected vehicle alert system in the US. The project aims to maximize driver safety and roadway efficiency along the I-70 Mountain Corridor, which is one of the most challenging roads in the US due to extreme weather, high altitude, and significant congestion.  In this RoadX Connected Vehicle Pilot, CDOT will leverage the HERE Location Cloud and Digital Transportation Infrastructure (DTI) solution to connect vehicles, smartphones and other devices, road infrastructure and traffic management centers.  The HERE Location Cloud will ingest, analyze, and distribute highly accurate, safety critical information such as accidents or extreme weather to the right people within seconds.

To read more about this project, click here.


1) European Investment Bank Reinforces Support for Single European Sky Initiative
Link to International Airport Review article
Link to news release


2) Missouri State Representative Proposes Requiring Bicycles to Ride with 15-Foot-Tall Pole
Link to CityLab blog


3) BART Killing Exposes Security Gap – Many Train Cameras Are Decoys
Link to San Francisco Examiner article

4) Some Express Concern on Muni-Installed Cameras in San Francisco
Link to SF Weekly article

5) Toronto Traffic Cameras Have No Video of Shooting… and That's Not an Oversight
Link to story on CFRB Radio


6) Central Florida Expressway Authority to Test Toll Payments via Cellphone
Link to WDBO Radio story


7) New Information Sessions and Fact Sheet on the Smart City Challenge
Link to further information from the USDOT ITS Joint Program Office

8) Florida DOT SunGuide Disseminator – January 2016
Link to newsletter


9) Twin Cities Metro Posts Billboards Near Sites of Three Pedestrian Deaths
Link to Star Tribune article

10) Media Seek Access to List of Unindicted Bridgegate Co-conspirators
Link to AP article

11) Anchorage Police Cut Scanner Traffic to Public, Citing Recent Spike in Robberies
Link to KTVA-TV story


12) Rail Unions Petition FRA for Uniform Speed Signs
Link to Progressive Railroading article


13) Arizona DOT Hopes this One Trick Will Increase Freeway Capacity by 15%
Link to Phoenix Business Journal article


14) Rural Illinois County Hopes to Grab Drivers' Attention with 'Suicidal Deer' Sign
Link to Ford County Record article


15) GM, Lyft Bringing Self-Driving Cabs to Austin
Link to RCR Wireless News article


16) Google Exec: Everyone Soon Will Demand Car Connectivity
Link to Detroit Free Press article


17) Partnerships Help Arizona DOT Handle Crash in Work Zone
Link to ADOT Blog


18) Cincinnati Metro Working to Attract More Young Professionals to Transit
Link to UrbanCincy blog


19) US Government Proposes $4 Billion for Self-Driving Tech
Link to Detroit Free Press article
Link to news release

20) Automakers Tap Mobile Software Experts in Search of Premium Cache
Link to Reuters article

21) Ford Test Future Device Integration and Safety Improvements in 'Wearables Lab'
Link to Digital Trends article

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