The intersection of Telecommunications and Transportation.

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New America

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00 to 13:45

The Obama Administration’s proposal to mandate a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication system in all new cars is reportedly on life support at the more deregulatory Trump Department of Transportation (DOT). A V2V signaling mandate has been criticized as outdated, costly, and lengthy; it could take 20 years or more to become fully effective.

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Wed, 02/28/2018 - 07:30

Join Axios's Mike Allen for a discussion on the way a faster, smarter, more connected internet is changing mobility and the way we travel including 1:1 interviews with:

  1. Sen Gary Peters (D-MI)
  2. House Commerce Committee Chairman Grag Walden (R-OR
  3. Chris Urmson, CEO of Aurora

Net Neutrality and the Driverless Future

The technology and transportation fields are so deeply intertwined today that that folks in both often say they can’t afford to work in silos.

Uber Dealt Blow as EU’s Top Court Rules It Is a Transport Company

Uber  suffered a major defeat in its effort to overturn strict rules and licensing requirements in Europe, after the bloc’s highest court ruled the ride-hailing company should be regulated as a transportation service, rather than a digital service

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ABB and The Hill

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:00 to 10:05

Sponsored by ABB

A new wave of digital technology is transforming how the United States invests in every type of infrastructure, from energy to transportation to industrial. 

Is the transition of resources from strictly physical to digital adding value to infrastructure projects? What changes will need to be made to existing infrastructure to incorporate this new technology? Could a robust digital infrastructure redefine what infrastructure investment is, and what are some of the regulatory challenges that will need to be addressed? 

Trump Administration drops Obama-era proposal to require communication technology in cars

The Trump administration has quietly dropped an Obama-era proposal requiring all new vehicles to have communication technology that allows them to wirelessly “talk” to each another.

Will SpaceX become the world’s biggest telecoms provider? Probably.

[Commentary] By launching 11,943 satellites SpaceX will do to telecoms what WhatsApp/Facebook Messenger did to SMS and in doing so capture a $1tn+ business — and there’s fringe benefits for Tesla.

Delta flights to offer free in-flight texting

You'll soon be able to text on any Delta flight for free. Delta flights worldwide will have free texting through a Gogo app, starting Oct 1. Free messaging will be available on Gogo-enabled Delta flights for planes with two or more cabins.

Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility

Uber has been stripped of its London licence in a surprise move that has triggered an outcry from drivers at the ride-hailing company and Conservative politicians.

New TSA rule for screening large electronics to expand to all U.S. airports

Passengers at all US airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone.