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Shaping the Future of Transportation

Monitoring and reporting of a vehicle’s carbon footprint in real-time can revolutionise the way we drive, manage our vehicles and affect the environment

Railways to build more foot overbridges

In order to provide better infrastructure and arrest the problem of increasing accidents on the railway tracks, both the Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) have decided to build new foot overbridges (FOBs) in Mumbai soon. The WR will construct 40 FOBs while the CR is going in for 10 FOBs across stations. Also, the WR will convert all ...

ITS paves the way in Canada

The pace of ITS technology deployment in Canada is increasing steadily. The Canadian Government, under the $2.1 billion Gateways and Border Crossings Fund (GBCF) programme, has allocated $400 million for the construction of new access roads, equipped with state-of-the-art ITS technologies for surveillance, real-time traveller information, fully-automated border clearance and commercial vehicle operation system technologies.

Licences of drunk drivers to be revoked

Maharashtra government is planning to cancel the licences of drivers who drink and drive. Alarmed by the rising number of road accidents due to drunk driving, the Home Department and Regional Traffic Office (RTO) have decided to take this strict action. There were 57,000 cases of drunk driving during the last three years, of which 867 were on New Year’s ...

Tata Steel Highways launched

Tata Steel Construction Products has announced the launch of Tata Steel Highways to address the requirements of the highways industry. It has been created by bringing together all the highways containment solutions previously available with various businesses of Tata Steel including Vetex™ and Protect 365©. All the subsidiaries of Corus have been rebranded under the Tata Steel Group. With this ...

Beijing will issue fewer licences

Beijing Municipal government has decided to limit the number of new licence plates to be issued per year to 240,000. This has been done with the aim of reducing traffic congestion in China’s capital. Last year’s monster traffic jam that had lasted for days together raising an alarm all over the world might have been the trigger point for this. ...

Vehicle Safety: It’s time for a revolution!

A revolution is taking place in Pedestrian Protection. While immense research is on in passive and active safety, it is important to accomplish new tests scenario where preventive safety systems are allowed to be kept in active crash tests

Badarpur Elevated Highway inaugurated

The recently inaugrated Delhi-Faridabad Elevated Highway, popularly known as the Badarpur Elevated Highway, will connect Delhi and Haryana. The project was commissioned by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and has been designed, engineered and constructed by the HCC Group with an investment of nearly र600 crore. It will improve travel time by over 40 minutes and will lead ...

Airplanes may look like birds in future

If a South Carolina engineer and a South Africa researcher have their way, airplanes may soon look like birds. Geoffrey Spedding (University of South Carolina) and Joachim Huyssen (Northwest University of South Africa) are working independently on redesigning commercial aircraft to make them more fuel efficient. The coincidence is that all the three designs look like birds though they never ...

Cashless treatment proposed for highway accident victims

The first hour after a life threatening accident is crucial for survival of accident victims. It is necessary to get the victims admitted to a hospital and get them treated upon within this time, called ‘the golden hour’. But in India, many people die as they do not get the essential treatment during this time owing to non-availability of money ...