Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Cranford, New Jersey

State DOT’s use HERE data to prepare for solar eclipse traffic

For the first time in 39 years, a total solar eclipse will be viewable in the U.S. on August 21st. State Departments of Transportation across the eclipse path are utilizing HERE Technology’s real-time and historic traffic data to help manage the expected mass influx of sky watchers. Oregon, Missouri and North Carolina have all been working with HERE to optimize their departments’ operations, traffic management centers and delivery of real-time traffic information to travelers across roads large and small. Be sure to read more about how DOT’s are preparing for this historic event here.


AVIATION

1) Little Rock Airport Puts Electric Outlets, Ports at All Seats
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport news release

2) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Unveils New Digital Ad Displays

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Electronic Toll Collection to Be Introduced on Croatian Motorways

4) National Highways Authority of India Launches Mobile Apps for ETC

GPS / NAVIGATION

5) I-11 Opening in Nevada Causes GPS Glitch

6) Backing Up Technology: Radio Navigation and Paper Ballots
Baltimore Sun’s Roughly Speaking podcast

MARITIME

7) Intelsat Will Help Connect Small Maritime Vessels in Brazil
Intelsat news release

PLANNING

8) Traffic Planners Should Listen Up to Solutions Offered by Transportation Techies

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

9) Broward County, Florida Deputy Charged with Giving Airport Shooting Video to TMZ

10) Rolling Ads Promote Motorcycle Safety Across Nebraska During 10-Week Campaign

11) 18 Hilarious Utah Highway Road Warnings You Probably Missed

12) NASA Offers Free Aviation E-books

13) Students in Queens, New York Design Traffic Safety Banners for Sutphin Boulevard

SAFETY / SECURITY

14) Officials Fighting Wrong-Way Crashes with Research into Real-Time Alerts

15) Verizon Plans FirstNet Rival
Verizon news release

TRANSIT

16) Texas’ DCTA Launches Free Fare Promotion to Boost Transportation Options
Denton County Transportation Authority news release

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

17) Perth County, Ontario’s New Road-Closure Notification System Could Save Lives

VEHICLES

18) Michigan DOT Tests Automated Vehicle Infrastructure on I-75

19) Volvo’s Take on the Touchscreen Actually Makes Sense


News Releases


Job Postings


Upcoming Events

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© 2017 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.TransportationRadio.com  1 Aberdeen Ct., Cranford, NJ 07016

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Cranford, New Jersey

8th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle and 1st innovation Day – September 19-20!  

On September 19-20, 2017, the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, with Event Sponsor the Michigan Department of Transportation, will hold the 8th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle (September 19th) and first Innovation Day and Marketplace (September 20th) at Marriott’s Eagle Crest Resort in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Keynotes by Kirk Steudle of MDOT and Brett Hillhouse, Watson IoT Connected Vehicle Platform & Automotive Solutions Executive at IBM.  Panels will include a 5 company Tier 1 discussion, a 5 company Cybersecurity panel, a Smart Communities panel, a Testing and Certification panel and a Finance panel with Incubator, 2nd and 3rd stage investors. Fellow thought leaders will include:  Communications, Hardware, Software, Services and Insurance Telematics. From market overviews and federal policy to big data and business models, you’ll hear the latest from the most highly regarded experts in the field.  Specific topics will include: Markets, business models, apps and content, mobile integration, user interfaces, security issues, regulation, liability, IP and policy, data and analytics. Less than 100 seats remain for exceptional networking. For more information visit http://www.connectedvehicle.org/events/  
Attendance to the September 20th Innovation Day is free of charge for readers of TCN!    


AVIATION

1) Report: Confusion About Who Was in Charge During Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Response
Broward County report

2) Nevada State Senator Renews Push to Remove McCarran’s Name from Las Vegas Airport

3) Delhi’s IGI Airport Gets High-Tech Police Station that Can Be Turned into a War Room

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

4) Do Pedestrian Detection Systems in Cars Save Lives?

CARTOGRAPHY

5) Iowa DOT Preps Maps for Automated Vehicles

FREIGHT

6) The Pace of Technological Change Is Accelerating in Trucking

7) TMW Unveils Software That Calculates Precise ETA for Truck Deliveries
TMW Systems news release

8) Blockchain Technology Could Extend to Oil and Gas Transportation

GPS / NAVIGATION

9) West Bank’s Dearth of Data Proves Difficult to Navigate

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

10) Kritek and Skyline Products Team on ITS Technology

OTHER

11) Transportation and the Challenge of Future-Proofing Our Cities

12) CEOs Dish on How Technology Can Change Austin’s Daily Commute

PARKING

13) Iowa DOT to Install System to Help Truck Drivers Find Parking Along I-80

RAILROADS

14) Fairfield, California Council Eyes $100,000 Pact with Amtrak for Public Address, Info Display at New Station

SAFETY / SECURITY

15) Distracted Driving Related Crashes Are Up in US
National Safety Council news release

16) Five Technologies Transport for London Is Testing to Change Bus Travel by Improving Safety

17) NHTSA Too Slow to Require Rear Seat Belt Warnings, Lawsuit Says
Center for Auto Safety news release

18) Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pierce on the Connected Car

19) ‘Red Ninja’ Technology Speeds Ambulances Through Traffic

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

20) Saudi Startup Designs Information System to Monitor and Forecast Traffic and Floods in Real-Time

TRANSIT

21) Sydney Commuters Get Chance to Trial On-Demand Buses
New South Wales Government news release

22) SEPTA Unveils Transit Watch Mobile Security App for Riders

23) As Metra Suicides Continue, Railway Focuses on Prevention

24) Five Minutes with… Tim Healy, Marketing and Creative Services Director at Sound Transit

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

25) Idaho Transportation Department Using Tool to Track Traffic for Solar Eclipse

26) New Orleans Has New Traffic and Flood Tracker App

VEHICLES

27) Car Crash Reporting Guidelines Prepare for Self-Driving Vehicles

28) Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Seeks Volunteers to Test Connected Vehicle Technology

29) Why the Self-Driving Car Industry Should Worry About Intel

30) How Good Is the 2018 Audi A5 at Reading the Signs?


News Releases


Upcoming Events

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The Transportation Communications Newsletter (ISSN 1529-1057) is published electronically Monday through Friday.   For a free subscription or to unsubscribe, or for comments or questions, please contact me at bernie@transportationradio.com. TCN archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transport-communications    
Follow me on Twitter @TransportComm. Member: Society of Professional Journalists   
© 2017 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.TransportationRadio.com  1 Aberdeen Ct., Cranford, NJ 07016