Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, January 12, 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) Moovit Adds Bike Hire in Over 200 Cities to Its Public Transit App for iOS and Android
Link to The Next Web article

2) Autonomous Tricycle Unveiled in Taiwan
Link to Taipei Times article
Link to news release (in Chinese)


3) Victoria Police Say Tailgating Cameras Ineffective
Link to CarAdvice article


4) German Transport Minister Blasts EU Inquiry into German Road Tolls
Link to EurActiv article


5) New US Air Force RFP Published for GPS III Satellites
Link to GPS World article
Link to news release


6) Traffic Signal Management Plans
Link to FHWA publication


7) GM Unveils Technology to Help Child Heatstroke Deaths
Link to Reuters article

8) Transit Agencies Emphasize Technology, Personnel to Protect Riders, Employees and Assets
Link to Progressive Railroading article

9) Vietnamese Official Says Drivers Lack Road Safety Awareness
Link to Viet Nam News article
Link to Sai Gon Giai Phong article

10) Twitter May Provide Hyper-local Information to Make Roads Safer During Snowstorms, Study Finds
Link to AccuWeather blog


11) Uber Drives into China Tourism Industry with HNA Group Tie-Up
Link to Reuters article
Link to news release (in Chinese)


12) New Tool Maps Transit Developments Across North America
Link to Greater Greater Washington article


13) Inside Indiana DOT's Traffic Management Center
Link to WISH-TV story


14) Vehicle-to-Vehicle Tech Gets Green Light in US
Link to CBS News story

15) Google Car Boss: We Need Help from Automakers
Link to Forbes article

16) Getting Smart About Auto Safety
Link to Detroit News commentary

News Releases

Job Postings
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 -  Programme Managers – Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking – Brussels, Belgium

 -  Nominees Sought – Industry Excellence Awards – National Air Transportation Association

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