Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

On the Path to Automated Driving - HERE Introduces HD Live Map

At the Consumer Electronic Show HERE introduced their HD Live Map, which is the fundamental enabler for highly automated driving.  The HD Live Map – the first of its kind – creates a highly detailed and dynamic representation of the road environment, enabling a vehicle to effectively “see around corners.” The HD Live Map contains lane level information, dynamic road network and situation changes, and speed profile data. These layers combine long-standing content (HD Map), temporary information (Live Roads), and analytics data (Humanized Driving).

Click here to read more about this exciting announcement. If you are attending CES, visit HERE’s booth at Central Plaza – Tech East, Booth #CP-2 to learn more.


1) South Dakota Will No Longer Provide Address Data to Sioux City, Iowa for Speed-Camera Tickets
Link to Argus Leader article


2) Auto Industry Pushes to Create Precise Maps for Driverless Cars
Link to TheStreet article


3) IEEE ITS Society Newsletter – January 2016
Link to newsletter


4) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – December 2015
Link to newsletter


5) Australian Coalition Accused of Wasting $18 Million on 'Propaganda' Over Transport Projects
Link to Guardian article

6) Bellingham Port Meetings to Shift Schedule, Be More Accessible
Link to Bellingham Herald article


7) New Passenger Information System to Be Piloted at Rail Stations in Switzerland and Germany
Link to ITS International article


8) California DOT's Retro-Reflective Signs Increase Safety, Reduce Costs
Link to Caltrans' video


9) Ontario's GO Transit Shutting Down App, Pushes Riders to Mobile Site
Link to Toronto Star article
Link to news release

10) Taking Charge of Your Commute from Any Transit Location
Link to Mass Transit blog


11) Kia Aims for Self-Driving Car by 2030
Link to USA Today article
Link to news release

12) Ford's Self-Driving Cars Likely Around 2020, Says CEO
Link to USA Today article

13) Nevada Hopes to Become Leader in Testing and Development of Autonomous Cars
Link to Las Vegas Review-Journal article

14) Faraday Makes the Case for the Google Car
Link to Strategy Analytics blog

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Hoosier Helper Incident Response Crew – Indiana DOT – Indianapolis, Indiana

 -  Call for Papers – Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016

Upcoming Events
International LiDAR Mapping Forum – February 22-24 – Denver

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