Thursday , 21 June 2018

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Personalised Transport to Shared Mobility

Opening the session ‘Mobility as a Service’ at the Conference during TrafficInfraTech and Parking InfraTech Expo 2017 in Hyderabad Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary (Transport), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways stressed on the need for shared mobility and public mobility reforms and to reduce our dependence on private ownership of the vehicles. A study conducted in 2013 on Vadodara-Mumbai sector, ...

Mobility as a Service Need, Opportunities & Challenges in India

Upgrading Indian transportation will help improve ridership, but it is not easy? The country needs an integrated mechanism that enables commuters to use transport providing higher convenience, thus increasing the ridership in public transport and hence the revenue for government says, Abbas Ravat, Director, Product Marketing, KPIT Technologies Ltd India is witnessing a rapidly growing urban population (590 million by ...

New Transport Paradigm

Changes in the personal mobility market present great opportunities for urban mobility players to attract new customers. Car manufacturers and automotive leasing and rental industries are increasingly positioning themselves as providers of mobility services, e.g. by extending their traditional business with car-sharing services. Combining various transport services, e.g. car sharing, ride-hailing, bike- and scooter-sharing, carpooling and demand-responsive transport (not to ...

Transportation as a Services

Tomorrow’s transportation is poising towards a radical change that could influence various spectrum of life and technology. Today the transportation is mainly product centric; and we talk about Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) aiming to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management. The current approach is vehicle-level focused, independent, unconnected and subject to behaviors and decisions. ...

Knowledge Sessions that were a class apart

Seminars have always been the USP of TrafficInfraTech and ParkingInfraTech Expos. This year was no different. The topmost policymakers and who’s who of the traffic sector gathered for some serious discussions on various burning issues in the traffic/ transport industry. The inaugural day saw none other than Yudhvir Singh Malik, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways deliver his Chief ...

‘Every technology Telangana wanted is exhibited here’

Mahender Reddy, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City says the city can look forward to a state-of-the-art ITMS project soon The State of Telangana has been quite advanced when it comes to the use of technology. Can you dwell a little on that? After the formation of Telangana State, the government has given an excellent fillip, under the guidance of the ...

Digital Innovations for Mobility

The inaugural session of the Conference on ‘Smart World & New Mobility: Breaking Barriers’ started with discussion on ‘Digital Innovations for Mobility’. The panel discussion on the first day of the Conference under the session ‘Smart Mobility in Urban Cities’ gave an insight into the government’s planning through Yudhvir Singh Malik, Secretary, MoRTH and Anil Srivastava, Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity), NITI ...

‘Focus on improving quality of Public Transport’

Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways opines that shared mobility is the future and India cannot be left behind You are convinced that the number of personal cars will get reduced sometime in future, and shared vehicles will take over. What is your vision on this trend? Well, the number of personal car ownership may not ...

‘Public Transport is the only solution’

T Krishna Prasad, Secretary, DGP – Railways and Road Safety, Telangana State tells Vidyottama Sharma that integration of Public Transport is the most important issue in mobility. Replacing 20 cars with one bus, creating a BRTS system to carry passengers alighting from Metros and providing proper last mile connectivity are issues that need serious looking into, he says. A subject ...

‘Our automobile sector is doing good work’

You have been talking seriously about Electric Vehicles (EVs) and India moving towards EVs in the next ten years. Can you tell us what ground is being laid for it? Electric Mobility is bound to happen. It’s not that we have to really put in the efforts, because everybody is pointing at the way Electric Mobility will be growing in ...

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