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Precise measurements of snow depth are required for water management, transportation, and recreation decision this time of year.  Now, according to the National Science Foundation, scientists at the National Center or Atmospheric Research in Boulder have been developing new technologies that combine lidar, satellite signals and other technologies to instantly measure snow depth at a […]

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England Adopts Laser Scanners for Crash Assessment

by Matt Ball on December 29, 2011

The UK department of roads has invested £2.7m for 27 police forces across England to get 3D laser scanning technology for motorway crash assessments. The time of crash closures is said to be reduced by 39 minutes, because of the precise 3D capture of the scene. The ‘economic disruption’ angle to this decision is a […]

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Free Android App Adds Collision Avoidance

by Matt Ball on November 1, 2011

iOnRoad is a free Android phone application that adds a suite of in-car features, including an augmented reality app for collision avoidance. The collision detection app uses the phone’s camera to detect distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, and issues warnings when you get too close. The customizable on-screen menu provides […]

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In late August, the U.S. Department of Energy granted a $1.2 million award to University of California, Riverside for a three-year study on Eco-Driving. The focus of the research is to evaluate technologies that will lower emissions and save fuel. The end goal is a driver-feedback system that will help drivers save from 10 to […]

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The OpenTripPlanner (OTP) project is an international effort to create a multimodal trip planning and analysis tool. This free and open source software is optimized for use with open data sources and standards such as OpenStreetMap and the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) for transit system data. OTP was established in the summer of 2009 […]

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The TranStar traffic monitoring center in Houston is a consortium of four government agencies that provide transportation and emergency management services to the greater Houston region. TranStar has implemented a new low-cost traffic monitoring system that tracks the MAC address of bluetooth-enabled devices to obtain real-time traffic information. The system uses a technique called Anonymous […]

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PBBI’s Paramics Brings Simulation Closer to GIS

by Matt Ball on August 15, 2011

Quadstone Paramics is a traffic simulation software that has been modeling transportation infrastructure and running models on any type of transportation for the past 18 years. This software tool is used by city engineers and planners to design more efficient, green friendly, and pleasant infrastructure from point of driver or pedestrian. The software was acquired […]

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Building America’s Future Educational Fund, a bipartisan and national infrastructure coalition, just released a report that examines the economic challenges posed by the United States’ ailing transportation infrastructure. The report, “Falling Apart and Falling Behind,” reviews investments being made by international competitors and recommends new transportation policies to spur U.S. economic growth. Among the report […]

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Dairy Closes the Loop to Fuel Milk Deliveries

by Matt Ball on July 25, 2011

Fair Oaks Dairy, an Indiana-based milk producer, has switched their milk hauling fleet of 42 trucks to compressed natural gas and is working on producing their own biomethane form dairy cattle waste. The truck fleet transports 53 loads of milk per day, with the shift in fuel projected to reduce emissions equivalent to 1.5 million […]

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The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) met June 8-9, in Washington, D.C. On the agenda were discussions on transportation for the nation, Census address and road features and parcels, and parcel data on tribal lands. There was also concern about the impact on lidar mapping technologies from new Federal Aviation Administration regulations that ban the […]

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