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More roads to be concretized

The Road Ministry has recently announced that 234kms roads in Nagpur distruct would be brought under the ambit of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and fully concretized. The Outer Ring Road would be completed at the cost of 1,700 crore and its tenders would soon be floated. In Karnataka too134-km Bengaluru-Mysuru highway will be widened from four to six ...

SAFER BATTERY SYSTEMS IN Electrified Vehicles

Li-ion is widely used in various consumer products and are beginning to be used in electrified vehicles (xEV). xEVs have the potential to be safer than conventional combustion engine vehicles, simply because they have less or no flammable gasoline/ diesel. Additionally, the xEVs have potential for safety enhancement due to e.g. freedom of design and a greater stability performance with ...

Challenges and the Technology with a focus on Smart Cities

There is an exponential growth in automobiles in our country for the last three decades. Ninety percent of these vehicles are located in urban areas. Many of these vehicles belong to two wheelers and three wheelers. Compounding growth of urban population and personal vehicles have resulted into deteriorated quality of life and dampening economic growth. To improve this situation, according ...

THE SMART CONNECTED VEHICLE IS HERE – Now We Need Smart Connected Roads!

In the 3rd quarter of 2014, AT&T connected more new vehicles than new smartphones for the first time. Growing to reach a 40% share, automaker and aftermarket telematics will be the dominant sector for cellular M2M connections, according to ABI Research. The next frontier to create a differentiating connected vehicle experience is to connect our vehicles to our homes, our ...

Delhi to be decongested

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently announced three mega road projects that will benefit Delhi by reducing traffic congestion and pollution levels. Forming a ring around the National Capital Region (NCR), the Eastern (connecting Kundli, Ghaziabad and Palwal) and the KMP (Kundli, Manesar and Palwal) Western Peripheral Expressways were conceived almost a decade ago to ensure that non-destined commercial ...

Highway villages to be mandatory

India is proposing to introduce a new stiff clause in highway contracts that will make it mandatory for developers to provide facilities for drivers, called highway villages, on the lines of international norms. Detailed project reports (DPRs) for all upcoming highways and expressways will have a mandatory provision to include highway villages. A specialized wing would be set up at ...

New Road Safety policy for Gujarat

Gujarat ranks eighth in the country when it comes to people dying in road accidents as per the latest National Crime Records Bureau report. The figures are staggering. The State government is coming up with a state road safety policy which will ensure a “zero black spot policy”. This means that a design audit of all rural and urban roads ...

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 ...