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Adaptive Traffic Solutions for Indian Cities

Santhosh Muzumdar, Head of Business Development & Government Affairs, Johnson Controls India share insights on how the company’s traffic management solutions could help smart cities overcome traffic challenges, such as easing overcrowded road networks and improving road safety A drive through the snarly traffic in a metro city in India will make you question, why am I not getting enough ...

Intelligent Cameras for Traffic Management

With increased urbanization and increased vehicular traffic, cities everywhere are battling with an inability to build enough infrastructure. While the government has been laying emphasis on building roads, bridges & underpasses and creating alternative modes of mass public transport systems, this may not be enough to address the traffic congestion. Traffic management has always posed a challenge in India and ...

Shared Electric Mobility The way forward for a sustainable transport ecosystem

Nitish Arora, Manager, Electric Vehicle & Clean Technology Track and Aishwarya Raman, Head of Research and Associate Director, Ola Mobility Institute explain how shifting consumers’ focus from ownership to shared access of products and services can usher in a change It took close to 60 years for the number of registered vehicles in India to grow from 0.3 million in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Conspicuous vehicles – safer roads When visibility counts and performance matters

The situations we have in our country demand resilient and robust road safety products and solutions. We have a unique set of challenges on Indian roads that are vastly different from road circumstances globally. Safety on our roads today is impacted by speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, traffic management systems that are not geared for Indian ...

India is learning to Park

Smart Mobility 2018 saw a few vibrant and thought provoking discussions. One among those was on Parking . In India today, both on-street and off-street parking continue to throw up challenges. Do we create more parking space or reduce the space availability? Are our issues supply related or management related? A panel of experts – Pranjali Deshpande, Senior Programme Manager, ...

AI for anonymous detection of parking space

AI for anonymous detection of parking space

Recently, the topic of parking has become one of the major issues leading to discussions involving multiple stakeholders right from drivers to Smart City planners. One of the most advanced solutions in the market is the parking detection system, i.e. using artificial intelligence to monitor the occupancy of a parking lot in real time, which can effectively help control and ...

Beating traffic jams with intelligent video technology

According to one study from INRIX, a leading provider of transport insights, Los Angeles commuters spent over 100 hours a year in traffic jams in 2017 – more than any other city in the world. Additionally, London traffic jams cost drivers the equivalent of £2,430 (US$3,135) each, equal to more than £9.5 billion (US$12.3 billion) across the city as a ...

Unlocking Delhi

A fast, reliable and safe mobility system like RRTS will act as the backbone of urban and regional transportation in NCR reducing congestion and pollution significantly writes Sudhir Kumar Sharma, CPRO, NCRTC The National Capital, Delhi is the nerve center of National Capital Region, one of the fastest growing city in the world both in terms of population and economy. ...