Link to article from EWeek.com
More than 65 percent of those surveyed said they would prefer always-on navigation systems that work with or without wireless coverage in the vehicle. More than 56 percent of drivers have safety concerns about managing multiple, non-integrated applications for local search, navigation and mapping while behind the wheel, according to a survey of more than 150 U.S. car owners conducted by mapping software specialist deCarta.
Link to article from gigaom.com
Congress wants U.S. regulators to hurry up and open a chunk of federal 5.9 GHz airwaves for commercial Wi-Fi, which would let more smartphones, tablets and laptops milk faster speeds out of wireless routers and hotspots. But the automotive industry, which has designs on the same frequencies, really wants the government to slow down.
Imagine for a second a world in which no driver ever gets rear-ended. That may sound impossible, but it shouldn’t. For perspective on the blistering rate of technology’s advancements, remember that a few months ago mankind launched a probe from a satellite and it landed on a comet that was traveling at a whoping 84,000 mph.
Via AASHTO Journal
President Obama sent Congress a budget plan with a six-year, $478 billion road, transit and rail proposal that drew industry praise for helping build momentum on infrastructure, while some lawmakers including a senator in the GOP leadership said they are working on their own funding plans.