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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 ...

Energy Absorption Terminals for guardrails

The design purpose of safety barriers installed on roads is to contain and redirect errant vehicles that either leave the carriageway or are likely to encroach into the path of oncoming vehicles. Using “conventional” solutions in the treatment of a safety barrier is not a good solution, says Diego Santiago González, Engineering Director, ROAD STEEL ENGINEERING, Asturias, SPAIN European standard ...

Karwar – Kundapura NH17 Highway project Along the Arabian Sea Coast

NH 17 is one of India’s busiest National Highways that connects north to south along the western coast of India, parallel to the Western Ghats. It connects Panvel in Maharashtra to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, passing through the States of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The 187km stretch connecting Karwar to Kundapura in Karnataka is a BOT project ...

Chennai: Breaking the pattern of road accidents

From enforcement to accident reduction and awareness to technology, Kapil Kumar C. Saratkar, IGP/ Addl. Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Greater Chennai Police, speaks to Mangala Chandran about the A to Z of traffic management and safety in the City. What is the structure of the Chennai traffic police? I am heading the Greater Chennai Traffic Police (GCTP). There are two ...

India’s Ambitious Electric Vehicle Policies

The Indian government, recognising the immense potential of Electric Vehicles, has taken bold steps to promote their adoption and has set an ambitious goal of achieving a 30% penetration rate of EVs in the overall vehicle market by the year 2030. This article by Dr. Ch. Ravi Sekhar, Chief Scientist & Head TPE and Prof. Manoranjan Parida, Director, CSIR-Central Road ...

Accelerating Transportation Systems in India

India is one of the largest development partners for JICA. Can you highlight some pointers on this special interest. We support India through ODA loans, technical cooperation and grant aid. In FY18, JICA has supported more than 60 projects in India across vital areas such as transport, water and sanitation, energy, forestry and agriculture, with total annual committed amount of ...

Comprehensive approach to Road Safety

In line with international experience and practice, the World Bank has progressively developed a comprehensive approach to road safety that doesn’t just consider infrastructure design but brings together all key stakeholders that have a stake in making and keeping roads safe, from police authorities to transport and health departments as well as infrastructure providers. One example of this approach is ...

AI for anonymous detection of parking space

AI for anonymous detection of parking space

Recently, the topic of parking has become one of the major issues leading to discussions involving multiple stakeholders right from drivers to Smart City planners. One of the most advanced solutions in the market is the parking detection system, i.e. using artificial intelligence to monitor the occupancy of a parking lot in real time, which can effectively help control and ...

PERMANENT TRAFFIC MONITORING: Adding Value

MetroCount’s RoadPod VL works smoothly both out-of-box or when connected to pre-installed loops. Due to their modular design, these counters have no limitation on the number of lanes of traffic that can be monitored. They record detailed data, such as individual vehicle speed, length and the gap between vehicles. Storing information at this level makes data manipulation very flexible. In addition ...

Mobile Network Data in Transport Planning

India is home to 1.19 billion mobile phone subscribers. Every phone is constantly searching for a mobile cell tower and thereby generating events. These events are sent to the network to inform the location of the mobile phone not only when they are moving but also when stationary. So, the volume of event data that India generates is just enormous. ...