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SAP and IBM Collaborate to Serve Transportation and Logistics Industry

May 30, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

IBM IBM +0.37% and SAP AG SAP +0.04% today announced plans for a global collaboration to provide tailored business applications and consulting services for the transportation and logistics industry. Across the globe, transportation companies such as ocean…

Truck Linking Technology Saves Fuel and Adds Safety

May 29, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Peloton is an automated vehicle technology company that utilizes vehicle-to-vehicle communications and radar-based active braking systems, combined with…

Google’s Self-Driving Cars and the Importance of the Map

This week, Google unveiled their driverless car without a steering wheel or brakes. The video below highlights both the vehicle and the driving experience…

New Study Catalogs Overdue Investments for New York’s Aging Infrastructure

Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City’s essential infrastructure needs were made a top policy priority for the first time in decades. The scale and severity of the storm prompted numerous studies to assess the damage…

Ras al-Khaimah Port, United Arab Emirates to get a Tidal Monitoring System

May 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Seatronics and OceanWise have jointly been awarded a contract by Ras al-Khaimah Port, United Arab Emirates for the supply and support of a Tidal Monitoring, Telemetry and Display System, comprising six Valeport TideMasters and Water Level Radars and OceanWise’s…

Siemens Modernizes Signaling Equipment for Vienna’s U4 Metro Line

May 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Siemens has received orders from Wiener Linien to supply state-of-the-art signaling technology for the Austrian capital's U4 metro line in the course of the next few years. The scope of supply includes Trackguard Sicas ECC type electronic interlockings as…

New Bill Aims to Give Local Communities Greater Access to Federal Transportation Funds

May 25, 2014 - in Financial, Projects, Transportation

The Innovation in Surface Transportation Act (HR 4726), introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives by Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Dina Titus (D-NV), would provide improved decision-making, responsibility and greater access to federal transportation…

AASHTO Calling for Nominations in Premier Transportation Communications Competition

May 25, 2014 - in Announcement, Transportation

The AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Communications (TransComm) is accepting nominations for its annual Skills Contest, which recognizes the exceptional work of state department of transportation public relations practitioners and creates an avenue to…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Set to Address Data Conference

When transportation data collection, management and visualization professionals gather for their three-day annual meeting in Crystal City June 2-4, they will be joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Secretary Foxx is kicking off the conference…

3D Technology Enhances Underwater Bridge Inspection

A new technology that uses 3D-imaging sonar will enable MnDOT engineers to visualize the substructure of a bridge in a way they never have before. Until now, MnDOT has relied on human divers and depth finders to identify problems beneath the water. Divers…