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INTELLIGENT STREET LIGHTING

Maximum road safety with minimum operational costs – this is the guiding idea behind ‘Intelligent Street Lighting’. This approach involves much more than simply replacing conventional high pressure sodium lamps with LED light sources. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and the associated concept of the Smart City, all conceivable object and location are connected: cars, cargo containers, car ...

Catalyst for Change on Indian Roads

Australia based Metrocount’s MC5600 is designed for temporary surveys and recording of vehicle information, volumes, class, speed and direction With over 10 years of engagement in the collection of traffic data on Indian roads, MetroCount has been battling with the issue of poor lane discipline. While the MetroCount systems are known worldwide for their superior accuracy, the lack of lane ...

Re-defining Indian Highways

Meeting the Road User expectations and bring efficiency into the system – the two key challenges faced by highway sector today can be easily overcome by converting the Physical Highway in to a bundle of services designed around the three core constituents of highway – physical infrastructure, vehicle and driver – keeping them integrated and operate like a single system. ...

Seeing growth potential in India

  Over the last 50 years, the highway industry has witnessed tremendous evolution in technology.   Both government and the private sector have worked hard to bring new practices and products to improve efficiency and safety.  Avery Dennison has been a part of this evolution by staying focused on the needs of its customers while developing products and services that enhance ...

The UN Recognition for achieving sustainable development goals

In a rare gesture of appreciation from the UN commune, the 42-km Thiruvananthapuram City Road Improvement Project (TCRIP), an iconic project by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL & FS) that has set up a world-class road network in the State capital, was in the Agenda in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Forum of the United Nations Economic Commission for ...

Taking the Right Turn

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) operates a large number of bus services in Mumbai with 4000 buses plying over 365 routes covering neighbouring cities like Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mira-Bhayandar. Dr Jagdish Patil, General Manager, BEST throws light on BEST’s plan for modernization of fleet, dedicated bus lanes and Integrated Ticketing System. More technology for buses BEST is ...

AN INDIGENOUS SOLUTION FOR AUTOMATION IN INDIAN ROAD Inventory and Condition Survey

India’s road network spreading over 46,89,842kms in length has become the second largest road network in the world after United States of America.  The quantitative density of India’s road network with 0.66km of roads per square kilometre of land is found to be similar to that of the United States (0.65) and far higher than that of China (0.16) or ...

Easing out traffic the easier way

The traffic jams happen due to various type of transportation like cycle rickshaws, e-rickshaws, autos, grameen tempos and buses. Besides, goods transport vehicles like cycle rikshaws, tempos and mini trucks etc. And parking of vehicles on roads adds to chaos. On such congested roads, the only way out is to provide Mono rails on central verge of roads. It will ...

Driverless cars – an accelerating reality

The idea that cars might drive themselves has been with us for many years. However, it’s only recently that the computing power, software sophistication and sensor developments required to make automated vehicles – both practical and viable – have been achieved. Now new trials in the UK and a rash of early stage initiatives in emerging markets will only accelerate ...

INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FOR ‘Smarter’ Cities

Sabhijiit Sandhu, Naman Jain, & Aditya Gaurav, all B-Tech Computer Science students and Professor N Ch. S N Iyengar, Senior Professor, School of Computer Science Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, have come up with a solution that they believe is capable of not only mitigating the problems of traffic mismanagement but also improve the traffic conditions. The solution involves having ...