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Author Archives: TrafficInfraTech - Editor

Roads & flyover construction continues at Telangana amid lockdown

Amid lockdown, the municipal authorities in the Telangana capital are making most to complete the construction of roads and flyovers or repair and re-carpet damaged stretches and lay the water and sewerage pipelines. Immediately after lockdown came into effect, Municipal Administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao sensed an opportunity to speed up and complete the pending road and flyover works including ...

Toll Enforcement Tower

Speed cameras that don’t flash? This is the way the truck toll works Almost four meters high, painted blue-green and equipped with four sensor windows: Colorful enforcement towers can be seen along the roadsides of German highways. New measuring instruments for speed enforcement? No, because they don’t measure the speed, but check the weight classes of the vehicles. The blue ...

Walking the Talk: What Can We Learn from Germany’s New Pedestrian Policy Framework?

Germany has set an ambitious plan to make its streets friendlier and safer for pedestrians through strategic changes in land use, street infrastructure and other key areas informs Claudia Adriazola-Steil and Alejandro Schwedhelm Walking, as simple as it is, is key to many current urban issues. As car ownership grows, people are walking less and becoming less physically active generally, ...

Simplifying Stockholm’s transport ticketing

As ticketing becomes ever more complex, offering an ever-greater range of products and services, many would argue that this complexity has filtered through to the simple act of choosing and paying for their travel. Krister Dackland from Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) tells us about the creation of SL’s new ticketing system, one that aims to put ease of use at its ...

Creating value with open data, without compromising anonymity

Here Technologies’, Aleksandra Kovacevic, Senior Engineering Manager reflects on the need for careful consideration in encouraging the sharing of data for improved mobility services. When it comes to data privacy, location data has one of the most complex facets. The potential physical safety implications as a consequence of potential privacy breach, as well as the ability of devices to constantly ...

Big data in transportation: the key to future mobility?

Cities all over the world are struggling with congestion. Traffic data analytics can be the key to solving mobility problems. Bogota is the most congested city in the world according to the Global Traffic Scorecard that was recently published by Inrix. On average, drivers lose 191 hours per year in the Colombian capital due to traffic jams. Boston is ranked ...

ITS opportunities in Indian Market

The intelligent transportation system is about improving mobility, safety and revenue collection on city road network and highways with the help of information technology, computers, telecommunication and electronics (ICTE). All Smart Cities invariably use Intelligent Traffic Management Systems (ITMS) for improving mobility, enforcing traffic rules, identifying incidents, disseminating information, enhancing pedestrian safety, prioritizing emergency service vehicles at signalized intersections, better ...

The Datafication of India’s Highways

No matter how fast commuters could drive on the highway, they always got stuck while paying the toll. But now paying toll is made simpler than before and how? Tolling is a hot topic today because the toll collection has been a long-standing impediment in increasing the efficiency of vehicle movement. Consider this: before any of the modern electronic mechanisms ...

Intertraffic launches webinar

COVID-19 is impacting the world and a change in mobility habits is inevitable both in short term and longer term, making knowledge transfer now even more crucial. The Intertraffic  has  just announced that its  first free to attend Intertraffic webinar will run on Tuesday,  April 21, the original opening date of Intertraffic. Expert Carlo van de Weijer will interview three ...

Track to Train: Bringing Economic Advantage to Mauritius

The Mauritius Metro Express is by far the largest infrastructure project in the history of Mauritius funded through a Government of India Line of Credit including a separate grant element as part of enhancing bilateral ties between India and Mauritius. The Mauritius Metro Express is a Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) based Transit system being built by Larsen & Toubro Limited. ...