Sunday , 22 September 2019

International

Intertraffic, Amsterdam

As with the previous editions, this year too (March 25- 28), Intertraffic has had multiple halls crammed with latest traffic technologies & products from a large number of exhibitors and business visitors. The central theme of the Show?Smart Mobility?focused on urban accessibility and traffic flow. The highlight of the event has been the Innovation Awards for categories like Parking, ITS, ...

New NASA software to speed air departures

NASA has delivered a new software – the Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC) – developed by it, to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The software which will help air traffic controllers (ATC) speed up aircraft departures, will help reduce missed or delayed departures, and thus improve overall air traffic management. The surface model component of will precisely predict both ...

Traffic counting stations in Abu Dhabi

The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi has introduced a new Road Vehicle Traffic Counting System (TCS), under which it will deploy 175 next-generation devices on main roads across Abu Dhabi. The traffic counting stations, which will be run on solar energy, offer presence indicators and accurate measurements of vehicle volume, occupancy, speed and classifications in 12 separate lanes, ...

First intelligent helmet for motorcycles

UK based motorcycle manufacturer Reevu has claimed to have developed the world?s first intelligent helmet system with a built-in head-up display (HUD). The new product enhances the earlier helmet produced by Reevu which was the first motorcycle helmet with built-in rearview mirror. The display is overlaid onto a mirror just above the motorcyclist?s line of sight. It will have information ...

UK to see wave of electric car charge points

The United Kingdom is all set to get a slew of charging points for electric cars ? at hospital car parks, stations and streets across the country. Local authorities, NHS trusts and train operators will provide charging points on their properties and town & city streets as a result of the initiative ? funded by a ?37 million grant from ...

New Vehicle Recognition System

HTS Hi-Tech Solutions Ltd has introduced VRS – a new vehicle recognition system. VRS quickly recognises vehicles of interest, and helps experts come to quick decisions by analysing licence plate data, vehicle characteristics, and factors such as movement, time, speed and location. It has a patented recognition system and SeeControl management software ? a smart vehicle management platform. The system ...

ZF?s new US passenger car transmission plant

German automotive supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, has opened a new production facility for automatic car transmissions in South Carolina, USA. The 90,000 square meter facility, with an investment of nearly ?450million, is the largest single investment in the company?s history. The company plans to produce about 1.2 million 8 and 9-speed automatic passenger car transmissions at the facility. The new ...

L&T gets Oman expressway contract

Infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro has bagged a $352 million contract from Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications to build the Al Batinah Expressway Package 4. The project entails the construction of a 50km long, four-lane dual-carriage expressway, two grade-separated interchanges, seven overpasses, five bridges and cross drainage works, and is scheduled to be completed in three years. The 265km ...

New camera-based parking system in Philadelphia

Parkway Inc, a US based parking system manufacturer, has installed Park Assist, a new camera based parking system at its Liberty Place car park in Philadelphia, USA. Park Assist?s ‘Find Your Car’ feature enables drivers to locate vehicles by entering their licence plate numbers on a touch-screen kiosk. Drivers can also avail of this feature on their smartphones using Park ...

Speed cameras reduce French road deaths

A study by France?s National Council for Road Safety (CNSR) has found that the number of fatal accidents on the roads in France decreased by 15% in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period last year. CNSR has attributed the drop in fatalities due the introduction of new speed cameras on the country?s roads. The number of ...

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