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Wednesday , 22 May 2024

New Technology

Air Taxis? A New Frontier for Urban Transportation in India?

While cities across the globe are currently utilising helicopters and small commercial planes to help a small number of commuters cut down on travel times, innovations in the field will expand this service until it is eventually open to a wider audience, writes Sid Jalan.    Imagine making the 90-minute drive from Connaught Place to Gurugram in Delhi in seven ...

Melting Ice and Snow

With the rapid development of highway construction in India, more and more highways have been built in the cold region with high latitudes and high altitudes. Heavy snows in the cold region cause the soil freezing and snow cover on the pavement in tunnel portals and greatly reduce the friction coefficient of pavement. This often results in motor vehicle accidents ...

Digital Twins: A value addition to BIM in the construction space

Along with BIM, Digital Twins are the most evolving and promising technologies that can lead to a revolution in the way construction is done globally. Here we explore the concepts and their most favourable aspects. As is the case with several, or rather most, industries, the future of the construction industry is digitalisation. Constantly evolving technologies such as Building Information ...

Urban Mobility in Pandemic times

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A Case Study of Silk Board Junction, Bengaluru R M. Alagappan After months long national lockdown, the state governments have relaxed many restrictions including the functioning of all offices and partial operation of public transport. However many IT/ITES companies are still continuing the Work From Home Schedule. Educational Institutions are closed. Are these changes really creating any paradigm shift in ...

Automated Passenger Scanning at airports

Gone are the days when airport terminals used to be mere “waiting rooms” for passengers to board the aircraft. So if you fancy a departure lounge with digital shopping walls, forests, rooftop pools or yoga pavilions, you should visit the recently completed airport terminals around the world. Our own T3 in Delhi and T2 in Mumbai compete with the best ...

Smarter Roads and their challenges

The development of Technology and its applications is making roads ‘Smart’ and fit for the future. We are entering a period that promises a step change in road operations, especially in the developed world. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) enables the safe and effective movement of people, goods and data and addresses safety, congestion, and journey-time reliability amongst other things. More ...

Autonomous Vehicle Implementation Predictions

An analysis by Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Canada indicates that some benefits of autonomous vehicles such as independent mobility for affluent non-drivers, may begin in the 2020s or 2030s, but most impacts, including reduced traffic and parking congestion (and therefore reduced road and parking facility supply requirements), independent mobility for low-income people (and therefore reduced need to subsidize transit), increased ...

The “Connected Vehicles Experience”

-Through an OEM’s Lens It would not be an overstatement to say that the Indian telematics industry has reached its watershed moment. The combination of changing Indian macro and micro economic, political and business scenarios has given the impetus for embracing this technology, with more and more OEMs and after market players trying to take advantage, to enable their customers have a better ...

Vehicle Telematics

Best Practices ‘To err is human, to forgive is Divine’ is not at all acceptable in the security or service industry. The security industry is paid to protect, secure and deliver. There is no place for gaps or lapses at all. While there is no specific data available on the date the first bank or cash van was looted, it ...

Gujarat RTOs:A New Service Paradigm

By charting out various systems for the Regional Transport Office, Gujarat government has tried to bring transparency, efficiency and method to the entire process ?We need to use modern technology and make services available to the citizens with less hassles; and that is why the state government has decided to fully computerise the RTOs in every district,? remarked Chief Minister ...