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Reducing Congestion on Expressways, but Increasing Congestion in City Centres

There has been much recent talk of driverless cars, with high profile companies such as Google joining a number of leading car manufacturers in developing systems to enable driverless cars to take to the road. Richard Di Bona argues that whilst such cars may reduce congestion on segregated highways through increasing effective capacity, within city centres they may be more likely to increase congestion. It was not ...

Smart Parking in the shadow of the Leaning Tower in Pisa, Italy

The city of Pisa reinforces its role among the most innovative European Smart Cities with Smart Mobility and Smart Parking initiatives in collaboration with its technological partner firm Kiunsys to face a dramatic increase in congestion. Pisa is one of Italy’s main tourist destinations: it is universally recognized worldwide for its famous Square of Miracles, declared a World Heritage Site, and especially for its renowned Leaning Tower, one of ...

“ROAD SAFETY: First Step is to Educate People”

Diwakar Raote, Transport Minister, Government of Maharashtra talks to TrafficInfraTech on government’s thrust area for safe mobility in the state. The Transport Ministry’s thrust areas with regards to safe and convenient mobility ? We are looking at an individual whether on the road or the one driving the vehicle; here safety of both the individuals is involved. One mistake byeither one can lead to a major accident.  There ...

REINVENTING PERSONAL MOBILITY – “The Lakes” vs. “The Valley”?

The race to win the future mobility services business has begun. It is wide open on how automakers (“The Lakes”) will fare v/s technology companies (“The Valley”). Andreas Mai, Director, Smart Connected Vehicles, Cisco Systems, Inc says that in the future mobility value chain will be critical to assess how IoE will transform the business. The race to win the ...

SMART Transport Solutions

LG CNS Smart Transportation Solutions provide total service, from consulting and architecture design to system implementation and technology to optimize traffic flow and facilitate ecofriendly and safe mobility. It maximizes operational efficiency and safety utilizing its smart technologies. On July 2003, LG CNS was awarded to implement a globally unique system that restructured Seoul’s public transportation network providing integrated fare collection and settlement from both buses and subways via a single smart card, and offering ...

MOBILE PHONE Data in transport

India has a tele-density of almost 80% based on the latest available figures; this figure exceeds 100% in major cities. Telecom systems keep track of where our mobile phones are at all times so that an incoming call can be routed to the phone. Hence, information about the actual mobility pattern of a large percentage of people across an area ...

ITS Challenges in India

India has already made a foray into ITS in organizing traffic, more extensive and urgent integration of advanced technology and concepts into mainstream traffic management is imperative. A number of prototype ITS projects have already been introduced in various cities which have focused on isolated deployments of parking information, area-wide signal control, and advanced toll collection. However, there are only ...

Intelligent Transport Systems In India

 This report is derived from an extensive secondary literature survey of the intelligent transport systems (ITS) sector in India. The primary aim of the report is to set the context for understanding the current state and future evolution of the sector in the country. Briefly, the policy framework and institutional structure as well as the challenges and opportunities within the ...

Bridging their Way to Success

A spectacular Infinity Loop Bridge will be gateway to China’s new commercial hub – Shizimen Central Business District in Zhuhai. 10 Design and Buro Happold overcame many a challenge to come up with a winning design that got them the contract for the bridge. Vidyottama Sharma brings you the details.

Hyundai Rotem gets Hyderabad Metro contract

Larsen & Toubro, the concessionaire for the elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project, has awarded South Korean company Hyundai Rotem the contract to supply engines and train sets for the metro rail. Hyundai Rotem will supply the rolling stocks nine months before each stage of the project is commissioned. Besides this, the tenders received for the supply of signalling and train ...