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2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index

This year, KPMG conducted consumer opinion research to better understand public sentiment about AVs. The findings revealed a striking correlation between countries lower in AV preparedness having the most positive opinion regarding AVs. The results of the 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index tell us that all countries are making progress toward a future with autonomous vehicles. It shows that governments ...

Intelligent Traffic Management Systems Market to grow

According to a new report by Fact. MR, the global market of intelligent traffic management systems  is estimated to grow at a robust CAGR of 11.8% during 2017-2028, and likely to surpass to a value of US$ 31 billion by 2026- end. Rapid inclination towards improving roadway infrastructure and growing need for innovative technologies to manage and monitor high-speed mobility ...

Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge: An engineering marvel across the Brahmaputra

Bridging River Brahmaputra has always been a daunting task, the river has been traditionally considered extremely difficult for bridging due to various reasons including its ferocious & unpredictable behaviour, high currents & turbulent waters, widespread erosion of the banks, very short working period & high seismicity and remoteness of the area. With the width ranging from 1.2km to 18km, Brahmaputra ...

Last mile connectivity for metro passengers

After expanding and sustaining several metro rail networks and new metro lines across India, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has shifted attention to improving the last-mile connectivity for metro passengers. This was one of the objectives articulated in the 2017 national metro policy. As part of the last mile connectivity, the Ministry has focused on feeder bus services, ...

Volvo to add in-car sensors

Swedish automaker Volvo hopes to install cameras and sensors in its cars from the early 2020s, monitoring drivers for signs of being drunk or distracted and intervening to prevent accidents. The cameras and sensors will be installed on all models built on its SPA2 platform for larger cars such as the XC90 SUV, on which its driverless cars will also ...

Advanced Braking Systems for vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has decided to mandate advanced braking systems, technologies and performance requirements for improved road safety and reducing accidents. The provision will be binding on all vehicles with nine seats and above. The existing vehicles will be required to adopt new provisions with effect from April 2021, while all new vehicles rolling out from ...

Panel Discussion Reinventing Public Transport

The panel discussion on ‘Reinventing Public Transport’ at Smart Mobility 2018 in Mumbai focussed on buses and its potential to cater as a main mode of transport to work as first & last mile connectivity for major mass transport infrastructure like railways & metros. The panellists were Prof HM Shivanand Swamy, Executive Director, Centre for Excellence in Urban Transport, CEPT ...

High-tech cameras for Gurugram

Gurugram will soon get 1,200 high-tech cameras ross 67 traffic junctions in the first phase of GMDA’s ambitious CCTV project — the Public Safety and Adaptive Traffic Management System. The new surveillance system is expected to not only help police track down errant motorists and monitor the city’s traffic, but also act as a deterrent for anti-socials and criminals The GMDA ...

Telangana govt sign MoU with Ola

The Telangana government and ANI Technologiesowned Ola Cabs signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) towards strengthening the traffic infrastructure in Hyderabad. The first pilot project proposed to be implemented is the dynamic mapping of riding quality of major roads in Hyderabad through the network of vehicles operating on the app’s platform. This data will be provided to respective departments of ...

Comprehensive approach to Road Safety

In line with international experience and practice, the World Bank has progressively developed a comprehensive approach to road safety that doesn’t just consider infrastructure design but brings together all key stakeholders that have a stake in making and keeping roads safe, from police authorities to transport and health departments as well as infrastructure providers. One example of this approach is ...

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