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Friday , 2 June 2023

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Road and highway safety solutions: Status, Essentials, Trends…

There have been concerted efforts nationwide to improve safety on Indian roads. How far have we progressed? What are the essential features of managing a safe system of roads? What are the strategic measures and decisions in this direction? What are the emerging trends in road accidents – its types, costs, profile of states, rural v/s urban driving environments, and ...

Driving Growth and Safety through Better Training

What makes a journey safe? Better drivers or better roads? While we agree that India’s road safety record needs to improve, how are we going to go about it remains a matter of debate. Trafficinfratech spoke to enforcement and transport authorities of various States to find out the systems being put in place for making the roads safe and commutable. ...

It’s all about TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATIONS, LAUNCHES … and BUSINESS too

One of the world’s best Mobility Shows”, this was the unanimous sentiment expressed by the majority of participants, visitors, and delegates from Government departments, enforcement authorities, solution providers and other stakeholders at the 10th edition of TrafficInfraTech Expo along with Parking InfraTech Expo, Road InfraTech Expo, and Smart Mobility Expo. The Expo created a never before ambience with more than ...

India: Powering Growth Through Infrastructure Development

In its 75th year of independence, India, today, is at the cusp of greater economic ascent. The Indian government has completely transformed its approach and implementation strategy for infrastructure in the country, from a need-based model of development to an integrated long-term growth plan aimed at catering to the needs of “New India”, writes Karan Sethi, Senior Assistant Vice President, ...

From “Regulate and Enforce” to “Assist and Alert”

The answer to road safety is technology. Assisting our drivers, road users and infrastructure designers with the technology can become a game changer, writes Rama Shankar Pandey, Managing Director, Hella India Lighting Ltd. As per the data released by National Crime Records Bureau, India recorded approximately 1,33,201 deaths (due to road accidents) in 2020, with millions more sustaining serious injuries ...

ADAS: The potential and Challenges

There is a lot of hype around ADAS, or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, and its implementation in the Indian market. With a growing need to focus on safety, Sid Jalan explores this new technology’s challenges implementation India has a dismal record when it comes to road safety, with nearly 500-700 people dying every day on Indian roads. To their credit, ...

Planning, Improving travel safety with AI powered traffic management

A silent revolution is underway on India’s busy, clamorous roads. Several city civic bodies and various other government organizations are investing in deployment of Intelligent Traffic Management Systems (ITMS) powered by artificial intelligence (AI). TrafficInfraTech examines how these technologies are likely to improve travel safety, reduce travel-stress, and transform the overall travel experience for the citizens in India. Little must ...

Need to enforce right specifications

Since the very first VMS installation at New Jersey Turnpike, VMS technology has upgraded many times over time from neon tubes to filament bulbs and now LEDs are the core components of today’s VMS sign. In India, the VMSs was introduced in early 2000. In earlier days VMS was only able to show two or three messages selectively but with ...

VMS in India – Filling the Gaps

Most of the design and development in Variable Message Signs have happened abroad specially in Europe and to a small extent in the US as they have a tremendous market potential and look at VMS as a lifesaving element of Roadside ITS. Secondly, they consider VMS as one of the most critical elements of Traffic Management with its ability to ...

VMS, an important ATMS tool

variable Message Signs have been used to influence driver behaviour, create safer road spaces and also to manage traffic flows through cities for over three decades globally. As LEDs were very expensive years ago, early VMS had small text panels and were deployed in larger pitch sizes and in one colour only (Amber). Messaging needed to be from a fixed ...