Tuesday , 1 December 2020

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Eyes on the Trends

As Mobility Professionals, we have to try to stay aware of trends in our industry. Most of us were caught off-guard with the advent of transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft and the impact they have had on curb space, traditional taxis, car-sharing, transit usage, parking demand, and traffic. What could be coming next that will affect ...

Mainstreaming road safety audits: Making Indian roads safer

Among the several government initiatives being implemented, a key one is the Road Safety Audit. Until 2014 road safety audits were rare and not required in India. A World Bank-financed initiative—the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project (NHIIP)—helped introduce systematic use of design-stage road safety audits across India’s road system, starting with the project’s 1,100 km of roads. Among the changes ...

Creating Safer, Child-friendly Streets

An ideal child-friendly city integrates the voice, needs, priorities and rights of children in its public policies, programmes and decisions. An important aspect of such a city is to provide children with an opportunity to live in a safe, secure and clean environment, with access to green spaces says Vaibhav Kush, Project Associate- Cities & Transport, WRI India The situations ...

People counting for increased retail success

Counting people who enter malls or stores can help you improve customer experiences and boost your revenues Counting people who enter your mall or store throughout the day can help you to improve your operations in a number of ways. It becomes possible, for example, to precisely increase the number of staff during busy times to improve service on the ...

PTV Integrating Traffic Management System

Taichung City in Taiwan optimises road network with PTV’s real-time traffic management software With currently around 2.8 million in habitants , Taichung City’s main transport corridors are suffering from heavy congestion. Especially during peak hours and also on holidays, the intersections in the suburban area of the Daya Region, close to the ramps of Freeway 1 and Expressway 74, are ...

Hubballi-Dharwad Understanding the BRT standard

Though Indian BRT networks have not fared as well as their international counterparts, the system has a chance at redemption with the Hubballi-Dharwad BRT. Still on a trial run, HDBRTS has been working its way across the twin cities and through people’s travel needs in a phased manner. When the Hubballi-Dharwad bus-rapid transit system (HDBRTS) began its trial run in ...

Leading Mobility

Mobility has always been a part of our lives. However, the recent and swift evolution of inter-connectivity, mobility-as-a-service, curb management, and so many other holistic approaches to transforming the facilitation of movement means the industry needs to pause and understand its foundation. As with any paradigm shift, understanding what we know now—the foundation of existing conditions—is critical says Bridgette Brady, ...

PaaS for the Parking Industry

Modern consumer needs revolve around a seamless mobility experience, and parking is part of this. The payment process can benefit mostly from integrations and improvements using much of the existing technology. New payment methods have been widely adopted in the retail industry and these are now being integrated into parking too. These include contactless payments using debit or credit cards, ...

The Driven Hour

It’s time to get more realistic about Connected Cars and the volume of data that they will generate. This paper by Joel Obstfeld Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technology & Architecture Office, Cisco and Mark Grayson, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technology & Architecture Office, Cisco examines today’s Connected Cars and looks forward to the next generation of vehicles with a focus on the ...

#BettertheBalance: What women want from their urban mobility systems

This International Women’s Day, the call for a gender- balanced world needs to better the balance by asking women and girls what they want from their urban mobility systems. Policies designed and implemented to improve transport infrastructure and services cannot be assumed to automatically benefit women. Over the last five years, the emphasis on gender responsive transport in India has ...