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‘Smart eye’ cameras to monitor Bengaluru roads

Under the ‘Suraksha Mitra’ plan, more than 4,500 road junctions and main roads in Bengaluru will get 10,000 CCTV cameras. These cameras, called ‘Smart Eyes’ will have Artificial Intelligence (AI) and will keep an eye on the streets 24×7. The AI-powered cameras are different from the normal CCTVs. The cameras use a recent module of AI developed by POLSEC—a Brazilian ...

Editors Page AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2019

We are excited for two reasons. TrafficInfraTech has completed seven years of publication and with this issue, it is entering the eight year. Being the premier publication to look at Traffic Technology and Infrastructure comprehensively, it has garnered wider readership and acceptance. Secondly, the 7th edition of TrafficInfraTech Expo along with Parking InfraTech Expo has shaped up very well with ...

Online platform for vehicle booking

Kerala’s Labour Department is planning to launch an online platform where the customers can book auto rickshaws, taxicabs, contract carriers, ambulance and even trucks according to their needs. The project will be implemented under the direct control of the Kerala State Motor Transport Workers Welfare Fund Board with financial aid from the State Planning Board. The pilot project will be ...

Roads from Plastic Waste

In a first of its kind initiative, a one-kilometre road in Nongkynjang village in Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya has been built with shredded waste plastic technology in convergence with MGNREGA and Megha-LAMP. A technology developed by Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a chemistry professor from Madurai, uses finelyshredded plastic waste that is added to heated bitumen. This technology has been used extensively ...

Traffic jams, pollution, road crashes: Can technology end the woes of urban transport?

Urbanization and rising incomes have been driving rapid motorization across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. While cities are currently home to 50% of the global population, that proportion is expected to increase to 70% by 2050. At the same time, business-as-usual trends suggest we could see an additional one billon cars by 2050, most of which will have to squeeze ...

Smart Transport System for Mumbai

The Maharashtra government plans to develop an intelligent traffic management system for Mumbai for better traffic management and controlling the speed of vehicles. The plan is to replicate the system across Maharashtra. The system would study driving habits of motorists, kinds of traffic offences and traffic pattern. The transport authorities can analyse these and develop a customised system to prevent ...

Green Registration Plates for Electric Vehicles

The Union Road Transport and Highways ministry has recommended green registration plates for electric vehicles to identify them for preferential treatment, such as special parking or discounted tolls. According to the proposal, the registration plates of private electric vehicles will have a green background with numbers and letters in white, and commercial electric vehicles will have a green background with ...

CCTVs, speed radars for elevated road at Ghaziabad

The Ghaziabad Development Authority has finalised the modalities for installing CCTV cameras and speed radars along the 10.3km -long Hindon elevated road. While two cameras will be installed at the entry and exit of the elevated road, the remaining have been proposed along the curves and speed radars halfway along the elevated road. The radars will be equipped with ANPR ...

Pune to get live traffic updates on VMD

Pune citizens will now get live updates on traffic in their areas through variable messaging display. The Pune Smart City Development Corporation has signed an MoU with Dutch private navigation technology company TomTom to develop a proof of concept. The pilot project will collect information about traffic congestion, road closures and travel time to feed live updates. PSCDCL is also ...

Noida Authority plans for ATCS

To make traffic management more robust and intelligent, the Noida Authority is planning to introduce Adaptive Traffic Control System that can manage the traffic lights according to the density of vehicles on each of the roads at intersections. The system will have a traffic signal controller, vehicle detectors, application software, central control station and communication network. The system uses stop ...