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  
Attendance to the September 20th Innovation Day is free of charge for readers of TCN!    


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


4) Do Pedestrian Detection Systems in Cars Save Lives?


5) Iowa DOT Preps Maps for Automated Vehicles


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


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


10) Kritek and Skyline Products Team on ITS Technology


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

26) New Orleans Has New Traffic and Flood Tracker App


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?

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