Thursday, February 10, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
Build your skills and expand your knowledge thru CITE’s upcoming blended course offerings:
– Introduction to Telecommunications Technology- February 18 through April 4, 2011- Telecommunications is the backbone of all ITS applications. It provides the means for sending data, voice, and video information between devices. This course is a primer on telecommunications for the ITS professional with little or no formal training in telecommunications. With so many ITS projects now requiring a telecommunications aspect, this course is a must for project managers. More information can be found here:http://goo.gl/ueHHr.
– Advanced Telecommunications Technology- April 8 thru May 22, 2011 – The overall goal of this course is to provide a system-level understanding of the operation of modern broadband transportation communications networks. This course focuses on how to plan and implement telecommunications networks to support a major Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) infrastructure. More information can be found here: http://goo.gl/upAQU.
All course materials are on-line but students have access to course instructors through three pre-scheduled conference calls. Cost is $250 each; $400 for two. Questions, please contact Denise Twisdale (301-403-4592) or Kathy Frankle (410-414-2925).
1) Australia National Road Safety Council Calls for All Police Cars to be Fitted with Speed Cameras
Link to article in The Advertiser:
2) California’s South Bay Expressway Adds Credit Card Machines at All Toll Points
Link to article on TOLLROADSnews:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) Australian Car Rental Company to Track Travelers with GPS Devices
Link to article on News.com.au:
4) New York City Ambulances Have GPS, but Only to Track Their Location; Must Use Paper Maps for Directions
Link to article in the Daily News:
5) Judge Orders NJ Transit Not to Touch Billboard with Bare Bottom
Link to story and video on WCAU-TV:
6) Overland Park, Kansas’ Snow Removal Web Site Too Popular
Link to story and video on WDAF-TV:
7) THack, Travel Industry’s First Official Hack Event, Held in London
Link to article on Tnooz:
Link to news release from Expedia.co.uk:
8) ITS JPO Announces Bidders Conference for Three Major Projects, Including the Safety Pilot Model Deployment
Link to further information from US DOT:
9) Virtual Laboratory Predicts Train Vibrations
Link to article on ScienceDaily:
10) Smart Phone App to Detect Boston Pothole Problems
Link to story and video on WHDH-TV:
11) Winter Takes Toll on Massachusetts’ Highway Signs
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
12) Kazakhstan Parliament Ratifies European Agreements on Traffic Signs and Road Markings
Link to article on Kazakhstan Today:
13) We Know Where You’ve Been: Privacy, Congestion Tracking, and the Future
Link to article on Ars Technica:
SAFETY / SECURITY
14) Online Program Teaches Hawaiian Elementary Students Traffic Safety
Link to story on KGMB and KHNL-TV:
15) Sagemcom: ‘Telematics is a Disruptive Technology’
Link to interview in Telematics Update:
16) Wisconsin’s Valley Transit Launches Mobile Wi-Fi
Link to article in The Post-Crescent:
Link to news release from Valley Transit:
17) New WMATA Board Members Listening on Communication
Link to blog on Greater Greater Washington:
18) US Government Touts Crash Recorders, but Privacy Advocates Sound Alarm
Link to story and video on Fox News:
19) BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Highlights New Design Ideas, Technology
Link to article in AutoWeek:
20) The Cars of the Future are Almost Here
Link to article in The Atlantic:
1) Falling Costs Push Pedestrian Detection to a $17 Billion Market and Mean Greater Safety
2) Oregon DOT Help Program, Ask ODOT, Passes Milestone
3) BSquare Expands and Extends Ford Telematics Competency Center
4) Wireless Innovation Forum Announces New ‘White Space’ Communications Initiatives
5) MapQuest Licenses Urban Mapping Enhanced Public Transportation Database
6) Toyota’s Free Safe Driving Program Educates Teens and Parents About Dangers of Distracted Driving
NICHES+ Final Conference – April 7 – London
Today in Transportation History
1911 **100th anniversary** Mstislav Vsevolodovich Keldysh was born in Riga, Latvia. He was a leading scientist for the Soviet space program.
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