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Driverless buses on Indian roads

Tata Motors has begun trials for driverless buses at its Pune campus, where a fullfledged bus has been plying on a fixed route, without any human intervention, for two months. Sensors have been placed at simulated bus stops, and the bus slows as it approaches them. It stops to allow passengers to board and alight and then continues its journey. ...

Expressway to have gantry-based tolling

By the end of 2017, Motorists will soon be able to zip through expressways, as the government is planning to install advanced gantry-based tolling systems which will do away with the need for toll booths. A fee will be deducted from a motorist’s prepaid account when the vehicle crosses an electronic beam stretching across the road. The move will help ...

NCRTC gets Logo

National Capital Region Transport Corporation, mandated with the responsibility of executing the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in National Capital Region has got a logo and Tagline highlighting the vision of ‘Gati Se Pragati’ (Progress with Speed). On completion, RRTS will significantly reduce the travel time between important NCR towns. RRTS consists of three corridors viz., Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat ...

Centre agrees to set up 100 driving centres in MP to generate employment

The Centre has accepted Madhya Pradesh government’s proposal to set up 100 driving training centres to generate employment in economically backward areas of the state, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced. The driving centres would come up in tribal dominated and backward areas and will be equipped with courses related to automobile sector.

L&T to partner with Pune Smart City Project

Larsen & Toubro Ltd has bagged the contract as implementation partner of Pune Smart City project. It will implement various infrastructure projects as well as security and connectivity systems. The projects include high speed Wi-Fi services across the city, establishment of emergency call boxes and public address systems. To add better quality of life to residents, Pune Smart City SPV ...

‘Safety under 80’ campaign on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

As part of the Zero Fatality Corridor (ZFC) initiative, Save LIFE Foundation, in association with Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd (MSRDC) and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) launched a campaign on the Mumbai- Pune Expressway (MPEW) about the dangers of speeding. “Safety Under 80”— talks about the dangers of speeding. This initiative is expected to reduce the number of ...

Improved Connectivity to Bengaluru Metro

Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has entered an agreement with World Resources Institute (WRI) to seek possible solutions in first- and last-mile connectivity to metro transit in Bengaluru. The city with a population of around 12 million people has experienced rapid urban growth and development in part due to its status as the IT capital of India. TMF and WRI want ...

World’s first 3D printed bridge opens in Madrid

A Madrid park made history with the installation of the first ever pedestrian bridge created from a 3D printer. The pioneering bridge was created by a team from the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, a Barcelona based research and education center that worked with a contingent of architects, mechanical & structural engineers, and municipal representatives to bring the design ...

Identifying black spots on Kerala roads and highways

The Kerala government, on the direction of a Supreme Court committee on road safety, has identified 355 black spots in the state. As per the report prepared by National Transport Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC), 200 black spots are on national highways while 110 black spots are on state highways. In district wise list, Ernakulam tops with 75 black spots. ...

Carpooling Apps could reduce Traffic 75%

Transportation studies put the annual cost of congestion at $160 billion, which includes seven billion hours of time lost to sitting in traffic and an extra three billion gallons of fuel burned. One way to improve traffic is through ride-sharing – and a new MIT study suggests that using carpooling options from companies like Uber and Lyft could reduce the ...