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ITS America to present Vehicle-to-X Technology Session at 2012 International CES®
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ITS America today announced that it will sponsor a session entitled "New Applications Using Vehicle-to-X Technology" at the 2012 International CES®, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, scheduled Jan. 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas. The International CES® attracts more than 140,000 of the top executives, retail buyers, content providers, entertainment executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials and media from more than 140 countries.

ITS America and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® work every year to develop exhibits, demonstrations and sessions focused on connected transportation and the consumer for the International Consumer Electronics Show. In 2011, ITS America presented a session on Consumer Electronics and Driver Distraction — Technology Solutions. In 2012, ITS America will sponsor a session entitled New Applications Using Vehicle-to-X Technology. This session will explore how cars will soon be able to talk to neighboring vehicles, traffic lights or even pedestrians using short range Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technology, or "Wi-Fi on wheels." V2X may open a new set of safety and consumer applications for both the mobile device and the car.

The session is Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N258. There is a nominal fee to attend this session. To register for this session, please click to go to the In-Vehicle Technology CES sessions page.

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ITS Japan: The 6th Japan ITS Promotion Forum Report
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ITS Japan held a series of high-level sessions under the theme of "New Challenges for the Next-Generation Social Mobility" at their annual forum "the 6th Japan ITS Promotion Forum" held in Tokyo, Japan. The first part of the forum was held on Nov. 22, 2012, to share the international ITS trends learned at the ITS World Congress in Orlando, Fla., with the ITS Japan partners, as well as the vision of the global ITS deployment of tomorrow. More

Federal Transit Administration Transit Stakeholders Workshop on Jan. 26-27, 2012
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Members of the transit industry are invited to participate in a Stakeholders Workshop in Washington, D.C., on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 26, and Friday morning, Jan. 27, immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. The purpose is to take the next step in the development of the Integrated Dynamic Transit Operations bundle of applications in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Connected Vehicle program.

Representatives of the transit industry are invited to share expertise, understanding and insight in the development of the three applications in the IDTO bungle: (a) Connection Protection; (b) Dynamic Transit Operations; and (c) Dynamic Ridesharing.

During this workshop, discussion will focus on transformative concepts, status, trends and perspectives in order to further develop the three applications listed above. A limited number of public sector participants will be reimbursed for their travel expenses. Additional background information will be provided to all prospective attendees prior to the workshop.

A no-fee registration is needed prior to the meeting by contacting Ron Boenau at or 202-366-0195.

Be part of the ITS America US Pavilion at 2012 World Congress in Vienna
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Get in on the ground floor and be a part of our U.S. pavilion at the 2012 World Congress on ITS, Oct. 22-26, 2012 in Vienna. Note that this is no ordinary pavilion — ITS America has retained a top design and construction firm for what will be a state-of-the-art pavilion that will stand out from the rest. We have reserved a space of 120 m² (1292 ft²) for the Americas pavilion, in conjunction with ITS Canada. That's because exhibitors know that participating in their regions' pavilion sets them apart and makes them stand out when attendees go shopping for the most innovative, effective ITS solutions the Americas has to offer. As a pavilion exhibitor, you'll gain access to the projected 4,000 potential customers and business partners hailing from over 20 countries around the world. You'll also take advantage of the pavilion's prime location in the middle of the exhibit floor. More

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TÜV Rheinland joins quality control team for DOT's Safety Pilot Model deployment
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TÜV Rheinland's Intelligent Transportation Systems group is now part of the quality control team for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot project. The Safety Pilot is a research program to test reliability and safety of innovative technologies that allow vehicles to communicate with each other and traffic lights, work zones and other infrastructure elements to help prevent crashes. More

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Belden announces intention to make all-cash offer for RuggedCom Inc. for C$22.00 per share
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Revised guidance on patented and proprietary product approvals
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Under 23 USC 112(a), "In all cases where the construction is to be performed by the State transportation department or under its supervision, a request for submission of bids shall be made by advertisement unless some other method is approved by the Secretary. The Secretary shall require such plans and specifications and such methods of bidding as shall be effective in securing competition. The FHWA has interpreted this clause to require competition not only for the award of the contract, but to also require competition for the various materials and processes involved in the work." More

Advanced Safety Standards & Resources

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Secretary LaHood announces funding for 46 innovative transportation projects through 3rd round of popular TIGER Program
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced recently that 46 transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive a total of $511 million from the third round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's popular TIGER program. More

TIGER III — Rail projects are big winners
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Twenty-three rail-related projects received $279 million (54 percent) of the $511 million granted through the TIGER III program. The projects include improvement to commuter rail and rail transit projects, and port-owned freight rail projects. None of the projects are exclusively focused on high speed intercity passenger rail. Public agencies receiving the funding include Ports, State DOTs, transit authorities, cities. More

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Ford environmental and safety vice president retires
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Ford's group vice president of sustainability, environment and safety engineering, Sue Cischke, has announced her retirement. Cischke will retire Feb. 1 and will be succeeded by Robert Brown, who holds the same title but for Ford's European division. He will take up his new role Jan. 1. As part of the move, Brown becomes a company officer. More

DOT pulls plug on $1 billion I-75/I-575 project
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In a dramatic blow to the state's transportation plan for metro Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Transportation recently pulled the plug on its most significant project, a historic $1 billion effort to add optional toll lanes alongside I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties with private investment. More

Mississippi River bridges to get hi-tech improvements
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Two bridges that link Arkansas to Mississippi will receive high-tech upgrades to improve highway flow between the states as well as barge traffic along the Mississippi River as part of a federal grant announced recently. More

Real time train arrival info coming to LIRR
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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority will pilot real-time train information on the Long Island Rail Road, the nation's largest commuter rail system. Riders on the Port Jefferson line will be able to find where a train actually is (not when it's scheduled to arrive) on their mobile devices or desktop computers through the website. More

Cellphone industry: Ban 'manual texting' but not all phones in cars
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The cellphone industry said Tuesday that it supported the National Transportation Safety Board's call for a ban on "manual texting," but its support did not go as far as the NTSB's proposal to ban everything but GPS units behind the wheel. More

Fitch: Outlook for US transportation largely stable in 2012; GARVEEs a concern
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Widespread negative rating actions are unlikely for U.S. transportation by and large next year, though the sector is not without its problem spots, according to Fitch Ratings in its 2012 U.S. Transportation Outlook report. Fitch expects rating affirmations to outpace downgrades and Negative Outlooks, with U.S. ports and toll roads likely to see most of the rating stability. More

Best iPhone apps: 5 free traffic apps
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If you're a driver, there's nothing worse than hitting a traffic jam halfway into your journey. You could wait for a traffic report on the radio, but it may be a while before the station you're listening to broadcasts one. And while many satnavs offer traffic information, the cost of the device and the traffic service itself (as many are subscription) puts this option out of reach for many drivers. More

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