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Isotrak Launches New Vehicle Tracking Website Resource

September 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Vehicle tracking and telematics solutions company Isotrak has launched a new website (www.isotrak.com). The new design echoes the company’s new corporate branding and provides a comprehensive online resource for logistics and transport operators looking…

John Christner Trucking Selects ORBCOMM for Refrigerated Telematics Solution

September 19, 2013 - in Maintenance, Sensors, Transportation

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, today announced its StarTrak division has been selected by John…

Network of Small Drones Could Replace Roadways in Rural Areas

September 18, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Palo Alto-based Matternet has a vision to use a network of unmanned aerial vehicles to change the paradigm of transportation, and to even replace roadways…

Autodesk Uses their Tools to Visualize the Hyperloop

Jordan Brandt, technology futurist at Autodesk, came up with a concept proposal for how the Hyperloop could be built, taking advantage of the expertise of his many colleagues and using Autodesk software. The concept of the Hyperloop, a high-speed intra-city…

Obama On Infrastructure: ‘A Robot Can’t Build A Road’

September 15, 2013 - in Transportation

Making the case for new infrastructure developments, President Barack Obama on Sunday said that new developments in technology couldn't account fully for the vast need for improvements in the country's roads and bridges. One area that Washington could spur…

Australia’s Ports would Gain an Edge with 3D Mapping Technology

September 13, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Australia’s ports must adopt cutting-edge spatial technology to navigate a global downturn in shipping and a looming lull in the local mining boom, according to an international transport specialist. Terry Bills is the GIS in Transportation expert with Geographic…

French Railway Society Purchases RIEGL VMX-450-RAIL Mobile Mapping Solution

September 12, 2013 - in Maintenance, Modeling, Transportation

SNCF, the national French railway society, has taken delivery of a RIEGL VMX-450-RAIL intended for the sole purpose of railway mapping. The complete scanning platform is either installed onto a mounting rack in the rear of a wagon or right into the engine…

Lloyd Fraser Achieves Major Fuel Savings with Isotrak Vehicle Tracking

September 12, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Lloyd Fraser bulk liquid milk transport division is beginning to see a fall in its annual fuel bill since installing Isotrak. Lloyd Fraser uses Isotrak’s CANBus module to feedback live driving style data over the vehicle tracking system to monitor and manage…

Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Department Release Fuel Economy Tool for Used Vehicles

September 12, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

As part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to increase fuel efficiency, reduce carbon pollution and address climate change, the U.S. Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a new label that features EPA fuel…

Professor Releases an App to Track Commuter Data

September 10, 2013 - in Planning, Transportation

A Concordia professor is working to see how smartphones can help improve urban planning and public transportation. Zachary Patterson, who teaches in the Geography, Planning and Environment department and does research under the Hexagram-Concordia umbrella…