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Monorail Mumbai’s new travel option

Mumbai Monorail, based on straddle-beam technology, will make travel faster, easier and comfortable. It will also make it possible to introduce travel options in congested areas with twists and sharp turns.

Triumph in precision engineering

D K Sharma, Project Chief Engineer, HCC and overall in-charge of the Bandra Worli Sea Link, speaks from the engineering perspective.

Bandra Worli Sea Link Bridge of HOPE

In a whirly bird over the arc of the Mahim Bay, the gigantic towers of the city's most recent infrastructural marvel, the Bandra Worli Sea Link, appear like an apparition in steel rising out of the sea, hands, as it were, folded in a namaskara, the traditional Indian gesture of obeisance, even as the waves below gently wash the Mumbai shore in an act of abhisheka.

13,000km, 3 months and without a driver

On July 20, 2010, a team of software engineers left Parma, Italy on a three months-and-13,000km journey to Shanghai, China. So what is so special about this? Nothing except the fact that they are travelling in two driverless electric vans. It’s the first time in the history of transportation that vehicles without drivers and without using oil-based propulsion are moving ...

Technical Aspects, Car Style

While the Pedestrian Detection Technology of Volvo Car Corporation enables automatic application of brakes in case of emergencies, CGI Engine and BlueEFFICIENCY of Mercedes-Benz cars contribute immensely towards energy management.

Going Hybrid

If the government’s efforts in providing alternative vehicle technology bear fruit, Hybrid Vehicles might soon run on Indian roads, thereby leading to greater fuel economy and lower emissions

Environment Impact decides the way

Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) has emerged as the most famous tool for environment protection in recent times as it focuses on the amalgamation of the environmental management into the decision making process for sustainable development.

Ready-to-use solution for potholes

Patchezee is a ready-to-use solution for potholes from Kanpur based A R Thermosets Pvt Ltd. An ‘all weather solution’, Patchezee facilitates the instant repair of potholes. It can be applied anywhere – from highways to driveways. No other solution or chemical is required to be added to it for application. It is simple to use and does not require any ...

Warning systems for pedestrian crossings

To make pedestrian crossing safer, Austria based Swareflex, which is into warning systems for pedestrian crossings, has launched Signflash, a light flashing unit with movement sensor. The inbuilt Flashing LED (light-emitting-diode lamp) unit in the product makes it easy to install it on existing traffic signs. Its solar version doesn’t even require ground cables. When the pedestrians are in the ...

Parking Guidance System

Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) has come out with ST380 Pegasus, an innovative Parking Guidance System that provides drivers with real-time indication of available parking spaces and saves them the trouble of going around the car park hunting for empty space. Multiple display boards at strategic locations help direct the drivers to the nearest available space quickly. Similarly, sensors ...