Funding Opportunity for Transportation Research at Mineta Transportation Institute @ San Jose State University

February 28, 2011 at 10:49 am

Please see below for information about a funding opportunity from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) for research on a variety of transportation topics, including transportation finance. As the director of MTI’s National Transportation Finance Center, Asha Agrawal will be assisting researchers with questions about submitting finance-related proposals. So if you have questions, please feel free to get in touch with Asha at

FYI, I have not included the attachments, since they don’t go through well on email groups like this one, but all the forms are available at


Dear Colleagues,

MTI is pleased to announce the release of the 2011-2012 Request for Proposals (RFP). Attached you will find the RFP, the proposal form, and the budget template. These forms may also be downloaded from the MTI web page:

As you may know, MTI conducts an open, broad-based process for soliciting and selecting policy research projects. High-quality proposals that best match the results of the needs assessment and the objectives and research emphasis areas of the institute will be selected for funding. MTI supports research projects staffed entirely by San José State University (SJSU) faculty or by SJSU faculty collaborating with researchers from outside the university.

We invite you to submit a proposal in response to this request!  All proposals are due on MONDAY, MAY 16 2011 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

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Webinar Alert: Focusing on Truck Wireless Communication Technologies – Hosts: TIMTC, U.S. DOT, Feb 23

February 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Trucking industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a free webinar to discuss key policy and institutional challenges that could impact fleet adoption of new wireless communication technologies.  The particular technologies being discussed include communication technologies that allow trucks to “talk” to other vehicles and roadside infrastructure.  Through this webinar, motor carriers will be able to provide the U.S. DOT with direct feedback on technology implementation issues.

Presentations will include 1) a brief introduction on the U.S. DOT’s Truck Technology Policy program of research; 2) an overview of the potential value of the wireless connectivity technologies to the trucking industry and 3) a summary of related policy issues identified to date.  Feedback gathered from participants will be used to develop the Truck V2V/V2I Policy Roadmap and Research Agenda.

  • WHAT:            U.S. DOT’s Truck V2V/V2I Technology Policy Issues Webinar
  • WHEN:            Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 to 3:00 EST
  • HOW:              Participants will need access to the internet and a telephone.  For your free registration, use the link below.  An automated email with instructions for joining the webinar will be sent to all registrants.

Please visit the TIMTC website at to register for the webinar or click here

Interested in becoming involved with TIMTC?  Participation is free and provides the latest information and updates on trucking industry initiatives that improve the industry’s safety and mobility.  Send your contact information to to receive your free membership.


The Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition (TIMTC) is jointly managed by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the  U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA).  The TIMTC is sponsored by the U.S. DOT.  Members include motor carriers, commercial drivers, law enforcement, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, transportation planners and policy makers at the local, state and federal levels.

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Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – February 16, 2011

February 16, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Actions Needed to Meet FAA’s Long-Term Goals for NextGen

Link to report from the US DOT Office of Inspector General:


2) Marysville, California First in US with New Red Light Camera System

Automated device designed to predict and prevent accidents from drivers running red lights.

Link to article in the Appeal-Democrat:


3) North Texas Tollway Authority May Hire Oklahoma Inmates to Review License Plate Photos for Billing

Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:


4) Galileo Test Environment Open for Business

Link to article in GPS World:

5) Interview with Dan Popkin, Vice President of Sales at ALK Technologies

‘Google Maps navigation helped us to sell on the Android market.’

Link to podcast on GPS Business News:


6) Blue Sky Network Finds Markets Beyond Aviation for Satellite-Based Technology

Link to article on Xconomy San Diego:


7) Kentucky House OKs Bill for Ads on School Buses

Link to AP article:

8) Bill to Allow Ads on Utah School Buses Gets Second Chance

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

9) Mack Trucks to be Featured on CBS’s Undercover Boss February 20

Link to preview from CBS:


10) Tens of Thousands Spent on Sign Namings in South Carolina

Link to article on The Nerve:


11) Maryland Lawmakers Seek to Outlaw Reading Texts While Driving

Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:,0,7871301.story


12) Mercedes-Benz mbrace Plus: Worth the Cost?

Link to blog on


13) Utah Transit Authority Offers Twitter Chat About Proposed Rate Hikes

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:


14) India’s First College of Traffic Management Opens

Link to article in the Hindustan Times:

15) New York City Operates Government-Only Mobile Broadband Network

NYC DOT uses system for traffic management.

Link to article in Urgent Communications:


16) Missouri House Panel Passes English-Only Driver Tests

Link to article in the Columbia Daily Tribune:

17) More Boxes Open for Pandora

Carmakers, consumer electronics firms expand their in-dash offerings.

Link to article in Radio World:

18) Articles from Current Issue of Commercial Carrier Journal

–  Fleet Dispatch Software Now Using More Graphical and Intuitive Means to Increase User Efficiency

–  Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Give Instant Visibility to Drivers, Managers

19) Audi and Alcatel Partner to Put 4G in Cars

Link to blog on CNET:

News Releases

1) Wait Times at Nevada DMV Metro Offices Now on the Web

2) More Amtrak Trains to Get Free Wi-Fi in 2011

3) Amtrak Launches Official YouTube Channel

4) With More than 500,000 Cars in Italy Using Insurance Telematics, is the Rest of Europe Ready to Catch Up?

5) Nissan Connect Wins Global Mobile Awards 2011 Prize

6) Nissan Licenses Camera Image Processing Technology to Joint Development Partner Clarion


The link to one of the articles in yesterday’s edition changed after I sent the newsletter.  Below is an updated version of the article with a working link.

Safeguards Failed as Two Cars Hit Freight Train

Link to article and video in the Chicago Tribune:,0,7277998.story


–  Call for Papers – 2011 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety

Upcoming Events

International Wireless Communications Expo – March 7-11 – Las Vegas

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Explorer 9 was launched.


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Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – February 15, 2011

February 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Confirmed as Speaker at IBTTA Legislative Conference – March 7-8, Washington, DC

The interest in new business approaches from all-electronic tolling to distance-based road charging will require new relationships and collaboration as well as new legislative and regulatory support.  Attend IBTTA’s Legislative Conference to better understand and influence federal and state policymaking.  Delegates will have the opportunity to visit with members of Congress during a reception at the U.S. Capitol.  Visit to view the agenda and register. To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) Federal Budget Full of Cuts Boosts Funding for NextGen

Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:

2) Sabre, Expedia Warned by US Against Display Bias

Link to Bloomberg article:


3) January Issue of IEEE ITS Society Newsletter

Link to newsletter:


4) Virtual Parking and Payment System to Be Launched in UK

Link to article in Fleet News:


5) Railroad Gates, Warnings Inactive as Two Cars Slam Into Standing Freight Train in Chicago

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


6) Webinar: ‘We’re Not in Kansas Anymore’

A recording of a webinar from Global Traffic Technologies on traffic signal priority control in Olathe, Kansas.

Link to YouTube videos:


7) Ottawa Mulls Making Money Off Bus-Tracking Data

Link to CBC News story:

8) Karnataka to Implement Real-Time Bus Tracking System in Mysore, India

Link to article in the Business Standard:


9) Freeway Operations; Regional Systems Management and Operations; Managed Lanes 2010

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


10) BMW Helvetica Font in Lights

Company uses trademarked font on its navigation system screen.

Link to blog in Forbes:

News Releases

1) FAA Forecast Predicts Air Travel to Double in Two Decades: NextGen Investments Necessary to Meet Airspace Demands

2) Navteq Traffic Now Spans Five Continents Outpacing Rivals with More Real-Time Coverage Worldwide

3) Michigan Road Group Announces New Online Pothole Reporting System

4) SAE International Establishes Integrated Vehicle Health Management Technical Committee

5) Recent Acquisition Puts Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. in the Driver’s Seat to Enable the Most Advanced and Feature-Rich Connected Car in the Industry

Upcoming Events

CeBIT – March 1-5 – Hannover, Germany

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** A Sabena Airlines flight, carrying the entire US Figure Skating team, crashed on approach to Brussels’ Zaventem Airport.  All 72 people aboard the flight, and one person on the ground, were killed.


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Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Monday, February 14, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

♥Happy Valentine’s Day♥


1) Agricultural Pilots Pushing for Tougher Rules to Mark, Light Up Hard-to-See Towers

Link to article from the Contra Costa Times:

Link to further information from the National Agricultural Aviation Association:

2) Priority Pass App Provides Window Inside Airport Lounges Around the World

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,5858955.story

Link to news release from Priority Pass:


3) In New York City’s Bike Wars, the Downside of Cycling isn’t Counted as Rigorously as the Upside

Link to article in the Daily News:


4) Atlanta Police to Multiply Eyes, Ears Citywide

Video hub to cull images from private and public sources, including MARTA and Georgia DOT.

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


5) ITS Mississippi Newsletter – Winter 2011

Link to newsletter:


6) Positive Train Control: Metrolink’s PTC Implementation Push

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:–25731


7) Articles from Emergency Management January/February 2011 Issue

–  Demystifying the Message to Create Effective Emergency Alerts

–  The Impact of IPAWS on Public Alerts and Warnings


8) Malta’s Arriva Signs €10 Contract for New Buses’ Information Systems

Link to article in the Times:

9) New Look Bus Route Maps to Boost Public Transport Use in Dubai

Link to article in Gulf News:

10) Vancouver TransLink’s Twitter Service Now Permanent

Link to story on CKWX Radio:–translink-s-twitter-service-now-permanent

11) GO Transit Learning to Communicate

Link to column in the Guelph Mercury:


12) A Potential Hazard of Electronic Keys

Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

1) Qualcomm Announces Acquisition of Sylectus

2) Releases Free Voicemail Inbox for Every Registered Vehicle in the US

3) SoleraTec Partners with IP Camera Manufacturer Cohu Electronics

4) Vancouver’s TransLink Launches TravelSmart to Help People Make Informed Transportation Choices

5) Volvo Trucks Launches Global Community for Drivers

6) Audi Connect: The Path to Networked Mobility

7) Delaware DMV Unveils New Next-of-Kin Registry

Upcoming Events

45th International Aviation Snow Symposium – April 16-20 – Buffalo, New York

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** James E. Webb took over as the administrator of NASA.


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Some pockets of GOP cheer for high-speed rail … at least when it is in a Hollywood movie!

February 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

(Source: YouTube via Wonkette)

Washington DC’s political columnist Wonkette says this video below earned cheers during this year’s Conservative Political Action Congress (CPAC).  Hey, wait a second.. aren’t the conservatives dead against all things high speed rail? At least that what one would think reading this rebuttal from House T & I Committee leadership, (chaired by FL Republican  Rep. John Mica), slamming President Obama’s proposal to spend some big money on High Speed Rail projects to prop up the economy and job market.  Watching this makes me wonder if the Republican leadership in the  has seen it already? Did he know that this idea was received warmly by fellow Republicans?

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Job Alert: Internship assignment – Intelligent Transport Systems — International Road Federation (IRF)

February 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Terms of Reference

Internship assignment – Intelligent Transport Systems
February 2011
The International Road Federation
Founded in 1948, the International Road Federation (IRF) is the only world forum advocating better and safer roads through optimum road design and construction. IRF  is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organisation with the mission to promote roads that are safe, economically viable and ecologically friendly.   As a unique global platform bringing together public and private entities, IRF is committed to sound road infrastructure that brings prosperity, fights poverty, furthers education and gives better access to health services.
Clients are increasingly demanding members of the International Road Federation (IRF) for integral solutions to their mobility problems, rather than just a stretch of tarmac. IRF wants to be at the forefront of future developments and strongly believes Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) have a considerable role to play. Despite a growing body of evidence that ITS deployment contributes to  important transport policy objectives such as improving road safety, reducing negative environmental impacts of transport and increasing network efficiency, ITS still suffers from a lack of support from politicians, high level policy makers and the general public. IRF has taken up  this awareness challenge by creating a Policy Committee on ITS, which saw its kick off during the ITS World Congress in New York in 2008.
The mission of the IRF Policy Committee on ITS is to foster the deployment of ITS by supporting the development of national and regional ITS strategies and by encouraging governments to integrate ITS as a major tool to achieve their transport policy objectives.  The Policy Committee  is open to IRF members, national and supranational governments, national and regional authorities, ITS Associations, intergovernmental institutions and other organisations upon invitation by the IRF.
The Policy Committee meets twice a year during working meetings and holds information meetings during the annual ITS World Congress. This year’s world congress will take place in Orlando, Florida in October 2011. By then the Committee is aiming to have produced two deliverables:
  • A lobby document containing political arguments to invest in ITS
  • An ITS Strategy Toolkit: an online kit containing tools and information to set up an effective ITS strategy
A provisional outline of the deliverable can be found in the Annex.  An editorial team consisting of Committee members is being established for the supervision of the production.
The intern will be asked to:
  • Elaborate a structure/outline for the Lobby document;
  • Perform background research and establish contacts with  relevant partner organisations to obtain useful inputs, references, case studies, etc.;
  • Draft sections of the Lobby document and support the editorial team in delivering and reviewing sections of the Lobby document;
  • Support and coordinate with the review team for validation purposes;
  • Otherwise assist the ITS Programme Manager in the coordination of the production.
If you have an interest in this assignment, please send a motivation letter and CV to Caroline Visser at
International Road Federation
2 chemin de Blandonnet
1214 Vernier
Tel. +41 22 306 02 60
Fax. +41 22 306 02 70
Annex – Terms of Reference deliverables IRF Policy Committee on ITS
Two products are envisaged:
  1. A document containing political arguments to invest in ITS (referred to as Lobby document)
  2. An online kit containing tools and information to set up an effective ITS strategy (referred to as ITS strategy toolkit)
Ad 1 – Lobby document
Target audience: local/national/supra-national politicians and political advisors
Format: attractive, high profile, easy to read (but not void), a “gift”
Tone of voice: positive, promoting ITS from policy point of view
Size: tbd (but compact)
  • Overview of how ITS contributes to current policy objectives of safety, sustainability and efficiency in transport (source: SubCom A overview, IBEC and 2DECIDE evaluation libraries for illustrative facts)
  • Research needs (source: survey)
  • Vision 2030, future policy objectives and potential role of ITS (source: workshop)
  • Enablers & barriers (source: case studies, survey)
  • Position statement IRF
Ad 2 – ITS strategy toolkit
Target audience: local/national transport authorities
Format:  online kit, easy accessible, basic, medium profile, extendible
Tone of voice: factual, based on wide experience
Size: tbd
  • Generic strategy model (source: SubCom E)
  • Strategy library (IRF)
  • Examples/showcases (source: survey, strategy library)
  • Future possible additions/modules: community of practice, regional focus, policy road map, assessment tool ITS readiness

BernieTransportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Friday, February 11, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Traffic Control Error Numbers Double

Link to AP article:


2) Police Threaten to Arrest Speed Camera ‘Artist’

Link to article in the Manningham Leader:

Link to S-cam Facebook page:


3) FCC Cracks Down on Cell Phone and GPS Jamming Devices

Link to article in The Hill:

Link to news release from the Federal Communications Commission:


4) New York City Taxi Commissioner Seeking Changes to TV Service in Cabs

Link to article in The New York Times:


5) Surface Transportation Board to Determine if Class I Railroads Should Separately Report Positive Train Control Costs

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


6) US Lawmaker Sees Tangled Credentialing Web

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


7) Irish National Transport Authority to Launch Live Displays for Bus Information

Link to article on

Link to news release from Transport for Ireland:


8) New Traffic Camera System Will Help Drivers on Florida’s Suncoast Avoid Backups

Link to story and video on WWSB-TV:

Link to news release from Sarasota County:

News Releases

1) Cars that Avoid Crashes: Driving Toward Zero Fatalities with Connected Vehicle Technology

2) NTSB Moves Into Social Media with Twitter and YouTube

3) Travelnotifier Launches Real-Time Flight Information Service at Travel Technology Europe

Upcoming Events

International Workshop on Communications Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems – April 14 – Aquascalientes, Mexico

Friday Bonus

Why wait for the bus in a boring shelter?  These designs are sure to attract attention.

Today in Transportation History

1861 **150th anniversary** President-elect Abraham Lincoln left Springfield, Illinois on a twelve-day train trip en route to Washington, DC for his inauguration.

1971 **40th anniversary** The Seabed Treaty was signed in London, Moscow and Washington.  The pact prohibits the placement of nuclear weapons on the ocean floor.


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Event Alert – USDOT’s ITS JPO Bidders Conference for Three Major Projects Including the Safety Pilot Model Deployment

February 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

US DOT is conducting a Pre-proposal Conference (“Safety Pilot Joint Bidders Conference”) for interested parties to learn about and ask questions regarding the following three current US DOT procurements/solicitations in support of the Safety Pilot Program. US DOT officials will present and discuss the procurement process and requirements for each of the following three planned procurements, as well as answer relevant questions from interested parties.

  • Safety Pilot Test Conductor – Request for Proposals (RFP) DTFH61-11-R-00006 available
  • Aftermarket Safety Devices – Request for Applications (RFA) DTFH61-11-RA-00003 available at
  • Roadside Equipment – Request for Quotations (RFQ) DTFH61-11-Q-00012 available at

Safety Pilot is intended to establish a real world model deployment test site for enabling wireless communications among vehicles and with roadside equipment for use in generating data to enable driver safety warning systems.  The deployment site will encompass vehicles of various types that include a mix of integrated, retrofit, and aftermarket vehicle safety systems.  The model deployment data generated will be used for establishing safety benefits in support of future policy decisions by US DOT, as well as for use by the broader industry in developing additional connected vehicle applications.

As such, the goals of the Safety Pilot Program are to:

  • Establish benefits data in support of NHTSA 2013 Agency Decision on V2V Communications with Real World Field Data
  • Support real world V2V and V2I safety applications with a data rich environment
  • Create public awareness & determine user acceptance

Anticipated outcomes include:

  • Obtaining empirical data for determining benefits and user acceptance in support of future federal policy actions
  • Establishing a public database of archived road network data for supporting development of additional safety, mobility, and environmental applications
  • Establishing multiple supplier sources for safety devices and roadside infrastructure
  • Develop a better understanding of the operational policy issues associated with the deployment of V2V and V2I applications

Interested parties are invited to attend in person or participate by webinar. Participants are welcome to participate in the full-day conference or any portion of the day.

Date: February 22, 2011
Location: University of California – UC Washington Center
Address: 1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 974 – 6200
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30pm Eastern

Registration Form Link:

Agenda(Tenative) – Eastern Time
Registration/sign-in 8:30am
Opening Remarks 9:00-9:15 am
Safety Pilot Test Conductor RFP 9:15-12:00 pm
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00 pm
Aftermarket Safety Devices RFA 1:00-2:30 pm
Break 2:30-3:00 pm
Road Side Equipment RFQ 3:00-4:30 pm

Questions: Interested parties are encouraged to submit questions to US DOT in advance of the Pre-proposal Conference. Please submit questions by COB Wednesday February 16 regarding solicitations to:

US DOT will address questions during the Conference to the extent possible.

Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – February 10, 2011

February 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm

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:

–  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:

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:


3) Australian Car Rental Company to Track Travelers with GPS Devices

Link to article on

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:,0,5593555.story

7) THack, Travel Industry’s First Official Hack Event, Held in London

Link to article on Tnooz:

Link to news release from

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:


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:

News Releases

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

Upcoming Events

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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