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Chinese vehicle makers to increase presence in India

An increasing number of vehicle manufacturers are looking at increasing their presence in the Indian truck and commercial vehicle market, the second largest in Asia. Truck major BeiBen is planning to introduce its vast range of heavy duty trucks, developed in technical collaboration with Mercedes Benz. The company would organise customer surveys in major Indian cities in which details of ...

PCMC BRTS set to be biggest in Asia

The 115km joint BRTS network, planned for Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune, will be the largest BRTS network in Asia, when it becomes operational. Pune has been selected as one of the cities in the country for the Union Government’s 100-city Smart Cities project. The Pimpri-Chinchwad component of the project will have 45km of the BRTS, which would include four routes, and ...

Iron grills for road safety

According to a report on road safety submitted by the Chandigarh Traffic Police to the city Municipal Corporation and administration, fixing road grills on important roads of the city could make a significant contribution towards improving road safety. Iron grills prevent unauthorised access to the roads as well as ensure a safe road for the commuters. Cyclists and two- wheelers ...

Bandra-Kurla Complex to be Mumbai’s first Smart District

The 175 hectare Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) is set to become the first smart district in India’s financial capital with authorities calling for bids to complete the project by the end of this financial year. Under the Smart BKC project, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority plans to provide mainly five services – public wi-fi, smart parking to book a slot ...

CISCO and L&T to provide connected transportation

US based CISCO, through its Cisco Connected Transportation Solutions and L&T Technology Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the L&T Group, have come together in a project to provide connected transportation solutions in the country. The solutions offered will integrate multiple in-station networks and retail communication systems into a standards-based IP network. It will lower the cost of network operations, ...

Michigan plans large scale deployment of V2I communication

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in USA is working with U-M Mobility Transformation Center (MTC), a University of Michigan (U-M) consortium and the two auto majors General Motors and Ford to deploy vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication technology on more than 120 miles of Metro Detroit roadway. The stretch of I-96/I-696 from US-23 in Brighton east to I-94 in St. Clair ...

Efkon India bags IOC tender

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has given EFKON India an order for the supply of more than 6000 vehicle tracking devices for its fleet. EFKON had submitted bids for seven IOCL tenders for the supply, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of vehicle tracking systems, and was able to win tenders to supply VTS devices for four states: Uttar Pradesh: ...

IRD exhibits at TAC Annual Conference

International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) exhibited at the recently held 2014 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference & Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. IRD presented the VectorSense tyre sensor suite for the first time at a Canadian conference. The VectorSense tyre sensor suite is a new in-road sensor technology that provides vehicle position and individual tire footprint data for use ...

Finnish Transport Engineer develops special app

Sonja Heikkila, a 24-year old transportation engineer from Helsinki has developed an app and a plan that would help residents of Finland’s capital plan on-demand commutes from their cell phones. The plan uses minibus shuttle service combined with city bicycles and ride-sharing to achieve its aim. There would be real-time marketplace in which commuters could mix and match various available ...

ITS World Congress concludes at Detroit

The 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems(September 7-11) in Detroit had participation from thousands of delegates from more over 65 countries showcasing the latest developments in all aspects of high-tech transportation. “We are on the cusp of an incredible transformation in the way we get around from Connected Vehicles that reduce the possibility of a crash to vehicles that ...