Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 29, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join INRIX Webinar: Smart Parking Solutions Offering Significant Benefits to Cities  
Wednesday, May 4th 
10:30am PDT, 1:30pm EDT
In this webinar, learn how INRIX can help guide municipalities along a path to becoming a Smart City for Parking. Here are some of the questions that the expert presenters will address:
• What are some of the common challenges for cities with regards to parking?
• What are the core capabilities that determine how effective a city is in managing its parking assets?
• How can INRIX help cities with parking? 


AVIATION

1) Interview with SESAR Deployment Manager Freek de Witte
Link to International Airport Review article

2) Sending Off Aspen's 'Bubbly' Airport People-Person
Link to Aspen Times article

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

3) At Dangerous Intersections, This Technology Warns Drivers a Bike is Coming
Link to Fast Company article
Link to additional information on BikeScout

CAMERAS

4) BART to Craft Policy on New License-Plate Tracking Cameras in Parking Lots
Link to San Francisco Examiner article

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

5) Singapore Wants to Use Satellites to Collect Drivers' Tolls. Will the US Follow?
Link to Future Tense blog

GPS / NAVIGATION

6) Timing Matters – GPS and the Stock Exchange Tell Us Why
Link to USDOT's Fast Lane blog

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

7) Smart Transportation Caucus Established in US House
Link to The Hill article
Link to news release

8) Nepal Planning Intelligent Traffic System
Link to Himalayan Times article

9) ITS Australia Newsletter – April 2016
Link to newsletter

MARITIME

10) Uber Turns Its Hand to Yacht Rides with UberYACHT
Link to CNN story

11) Drones to Monitor Ghana Ports
Link to GhanaWeb article

OTHER

12) Google Testing Trips App to Make Your Next Vacation Even Better
Link to TechnoBuffalo

13) New Data Sets Available in the Research Data Exchange
Link to further information from USDOT's ITS Joint Program Office

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

14) TSA Takes Over Five Years to Respond to TV Station's FOIA Request
Link to KREM-TV story

15) DC TV Station Complains Metro GM Won't Interrupt His Schedule to Come on Morning Show
Link to Washingtonian commentary

SAFETY / SECURITY

16) Michigan Bills Aim to Make Hacking Electronic Vehicle Systems a Felony
Link to Crain's Detroit Business article

TELEMATICS

17) The Next Big Thing for Connected Cars: Apps Drivers Actually Use
Link to PC Magazine article

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

18) The Responder – April 2016
Link to TIM Network update

TRANSIT

19) Central Ohio Transit Authority Riders Can Track Buses in Real Time Starting Next Week
Link to Columbus Dispatch article

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

20) As Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct Closes, Local Tech Companies Want to Keep Drivers Moving with Apps and More
Link to GeekWire article

21) Wellington's Smart Motorway Means Relaxing and Letting Go of Road Control
Link to Dominion Post article

VEHICLES

22) Automakers, Tech Experts Meet at Stanford to Discuss Future of Self-Driving Cars
Link to KCBS Radio story

23) Google and Fiat Chrysler Near Deal on Self-Driving Vehicles
Link to Computerworld article

24) How Google is Shaping the Rules of the Driverless Road
Link to Reuters article

25) Panasonic Working on Human Interaction with Autonomous Cars
Link to Ars Technica article

26) IEEE Publishes New Standard that Supports Connected Vehicle Deployment
Link to further information from USDOT's ITS Joint Program Office


News Release


Friday Bonus
As some of you know, my start in transportation communications was being a traffic reporter. I still do that one day a week and here's a look at what it's like delivering a traffic report on 1010 WINS in New York City.


Solicitation
 -  Call for Entries – Communications Skills Awards – AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Communications


Upcoming Events
Connected Autonomy in Smart Cities: ITS Summit 2016 – Brisbane – May 23-24

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