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Pelican Crossing System at Bhubaneshwar

Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited has installed the first pelican crossing system in front of the Rama Devi Women’s University. Pelican is an automatic system, which allows pedestrians to have control over the zebra crossing. While crossing the road, they can turn the signal red by pressing a button. After their exit, the lights will be changed in the usual way. ...

Smart Signal Control Strategy

During the past two-three decades developed countries experienced major technological developments in traffic control. Sadly, their established traffic signal optimization proved ineffective and very expensive for changing the infrastructure in developing countries. The big percentage of two and three-wheelers and especially the non-lane based behaviour make the correct detection of traffic demand with conventional loop or video sensors very difficult, ...

Saint-Gobain’s Glass for the Glass-roofed Vistadome coach on Mumbai-Goa route

One can now enjoy the picturesque landscape of Western Ghats with the glass roofed Vistadome air-conditioned coach on the Jan Shatabdi Express running between Dadar and Madgaon on the Mumbai- Goa route. Saint-Gobain specifically designed and supplied electrically operable and thermal insulation glass panels for the roof that comprises of two different kinds of glass variants. The rooftop panel is ...

‘Every technology Telangana wanted is exhibited here’

Mahender Reddy, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City says the city can look forward to a state-of-the-art ITMS project soon The State of Telangana has been quite advanced when it comes to the use of technology. Can you dwell a little on that? After the formation of Telangana State, the government has given an excellent fillip, under the guidance of the ...

Digital Innovations for Mobility

The inaugural session of the Conference on ‘Smart World & New Mobility: Breaking Barriers’ started with discussion on ‘Digital Innovations for Mobility’. The panel discussion on the first day of the Conference under the session ‘Smart Mobility in Urban Cities’ gave an insight into the government’s planning through Yudhvir Singh Malik, Secretary, MoRTH and Anil Srivastava, Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity), NITI ...

‘Focus on improving quality of Public Transport’

Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways opines that shared mobility is the future and India cannot be left behind You are convinced that the number of personal cars will get reduced sometime in future, and shared vehicles will take over. What is your vision on this trend? Well, the number of personal car ownership may not ...

‘Public Transport is the only solution’

T Krishna Prasad, Secretary, DGP – Railways and Road Safety, Telangana State tells Vidyottama Sharma that integration of Public Transport is the most important issue in mobility. Replacing 20 cars with one bus, creating a BRTS system to carry passengers alighting from Metros and providing proper last mile connectivity are issues that need serious looking into, he says. A subject ...

‘Our automobile sector is doing good work’

You have been talking seriously about Electric Vehicles (EVs) and India moving towards EVs in the next ten years. Can you tell us what ground is being laid for it? Electric Mobility is bound to happen. It’s not that we have to really put in the efforts, because everybody is pointing at the way Electric Mobility will be growing in ...

ABB India to provide solar inverters to 750 railway stations

ABB India will provide solar inverters to 750 railway stations in North India in a bid to reduce dependence on traditional sources of energy. ABB had recently reached a milestone of installing 5 GW of solar inverters, supplying about 40 percent of India’s solar power at approximately 13 GW. The inverters will be part of the solar installations being set ...

Siemens to build ‘eHighway’ in Germany to charge electric trucks

Siemens has been tasked with building a 10km stretch of overhead contact lines on one of Germany’s autobahns to allow trucks to temporarily drive on electric power only while also charging their batteries. The ‘eHighway’ project involves overhead power lines similar to the ones used by electric trams and trains, which allows hybrid trucks to drive up to 90km/h while ...