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Tag Archives: Intelligent Transport Systems

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 ...

Kolkata buses to go hi-tech soon

The West Bengal state government will soon install intelligent transport systems on its recently rolled out air-conditioned buses. The public sector undertaking Urban Mass Transit Company Limited will prepare a detailed project report. The project will give a facelift to the city’s mass transportation system and commuters will be able to exactly locate the buses on their mobile phones with ...

Canada and India sign MoU for ITS development in India

India will get Canadian assistance in developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the country. The Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr CP Joshi and the Canadian Highways minister Denis Label recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the effect. Under the MoU, India would benefit from Canadian expertise in the areas of infrastructure development, operation and maintenance of ...

Information Systems in the UK – a success story

Public Transport Information Systems in the UK are successful especially because of the use of digital medium and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Not only have these expanded enormously in recent years, they have also been a forum for good experimentation. Since the 1940s, the UK has had an extensive and largely comprehensive bus network in terms of area coverage, though frequency ...

JAIPUR BRTS When a good idea goes off track…

When Jaipur BRTS was conceived, it was supposed to solve the commuting problems of the pink city’s populace. Everything seemed to be going fine – a feasibility study, sanctioning of Rs 490 crore for its low floor air conditioned buses under JNNURM, making of Jaipur Development Authority the nodal agency to plan and implement the project, creating a Special Purpose Vehicle to oversee its bus operations but then… the project got stuck in implementation issues. And did not deliver the expected benefits. Why? Vidyottama Sharma reports.

Delivering Outcome-Based Services To Improve India’s Roads

It is important to not just deliver technologies but also draw up a blueprint of services to be delivered when constructing the infrastructure for safe travel. A few factors to be considered for delivering outcome-based services with an emphasis on the Indian conditions.

Connected Vehicle Technology at 18th World Congress of ITS America steals the show

The 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems organised by ITS America at Orlando, Florida was a successful event. Inaugurated by Alan Taub, the Vice President of Global R &D at General Motors, Florida Governor Rick Scott and the U.S Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Acting Administrator Greg Winfree, the five day Congress agreed on one ...