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SHIFTING GEARS: Electric Vehicle revolution in India

Realising the urgent need to re-think and revisit transport infrastructure and fuel dependency as well as the potential of EVs in doing this, the Indian government has announced plans to make the country a 100% EV nation by 2030. In line with this, in Union Budget 2018, the government allocated $40.5 million towards the development of electric and hybrid vehicles ...

DESIGNER ROADS: Integrating networked services under the road and pedestrian comforts

How was Tender SURE conceived? In 2009, I left yet another conference on transportation and mobility, thinking to myself that all we are doing is just giving recommendations at 10,000 feet about the problems, whereas on the ground nothing actually changes. As I waited outside for my vehicle, I observed the micro details of the road I was on: broken ...

Security Innovations for Smart Transportation

There are multiple challenges to implement smart transportation projects. One of the key challenges lies with limited infrastructure available for the roads. In India most of the land is in the brownfield category, so it becomes difficult to create an elevated highway road or underground road. The cost, time and process of land acquisition remains a key challenge for smart ...

Bending the Curve

On average, two people die on Mumbai’s roads owing to traffic crashes every day. The city ranks seventh in the country in terms of absolute numbers of road traffic fatalities. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are most vulnerable, and are involved in more than 90 percent of all road traffic fatalities. Young working populations – mostly men – are particularly affected. ...

CHENNAI SMART CITY: Integrating multiple projects

What are the main components of Chennai Smart City project? Chennai Smart City Limited (CSCL) and Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) are implementing citywide parking management with camera-based recognition and electronic payment technology. We are also implementing GPS-enabled cycle sharing which will help last-mile connectivity. Chennai is also implementing a pedestrian plaza and other Non Motorised Transport facilities which is part ...

e-Challan for Better Traffic Management System

World-over Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are undergoing changes as their need, use and effectiveness are still finding newer meanings throughout. Though put to optimum use in many cities in the US and Europe, Asian countries are still using them sparingly. ITS is being experimented within India but many a challenge needs to be overcome to make these systems more effective ...

Taj Ganj Urban Development project: Streets as Connectors

In India, heritage is perceived as a valuable resource and hence the approach to urban redevelopment in old city areas has been based singularly on this premise. It is inherited but cannot be ‘consumed’ and therefore must be handed over preferably with enrichment, to future generations. Taj Ganj is a four centuries old district. Once an integral part of the ...

Moving Road

Beyond doubt, the prime problems of the day for all the cities are-pollution and traffic congestion. Cities are getting mired in traffic snarls. Dhaka based Abu Sayeed says that the concept of moving roads can give respite from traffic jams. The main source of air pollution is fossil fuel used by automobiles. Added to that traffic jam has reached such ...

How cities can learn from the past

For more than a decade, C40 has been working with cities to develop and share policies and practices that help address climate change. We know that technological innovations cannot, in isolation, solve the challenges that cities face. Autonomous vehicle (AVs) technology is advancing at such a rate that it is now only a matter of time until AVs become the ...

Facilitating Smart Parking Space

In the wake of rapid urbanization, infrastructure related problems particularly parking conundrums are mounting today. In this day and age, developed nations embrace cuttingedge technology innovations such as driverless cars and connected vehicles along with supporting technologies like smart signals, smart navigation, and smart parking. While pursuing this trend, developing economies in Asia lookout for intelligent technology solutions that can ...