Wednesday , 16 October 2019

International

Nissan to install 100 quick EV chargers across US

Japanese automaker Nissan is all set to install 100 DC quick EV (electric vehicle) chargers at LEAF certified dealers across the US. The quick chargers are expected to be operational by 2014. The new EV charging units will use the CHAdeMO standard, and will be capable of charging in around 30 minutes vehicles that have depleted 80% of their charge. ...

Brain and eye monitoring technology for road accidents

The University of Leicester, England, in collaboration with the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina is conducting research into latest brain and eye monitoring technologies to reduce number of road accidents. The system combines two recent technology advancements, high-speed eye tracking, which records eye movements in detail with the help of infra-red cameras, and high-density electroencephalograph (EEG) technology, which precisely ...

ALK Technologies releases new mobile navigation apps

US based ALK Technologies, a navigation software company, recently released a new version of its mobile navigation apps, CoPilot, for Mac iOS and Android. The latest version has a feature called ?Just Drive? which enables motorists to drive along a route without entering a final destination. It has a full-screen map for better orientation, along with essential on-road information such ...

New rail crossing technology

Melbourne?s La Trobe University?s Centre for Technology Infusion has developed a technology that promises to reduce or eliminate accidents at railway level crossings. The system is based on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems technology. It establishes a wireless connection between trains and vehicles approaching a railway crossing using a combination of GPS and dedicated short range communications (DSRC) wireless technology. When ...

Siemens bags London Rail link order

A consortium led by Siemens AG has been awarded a $2.5 billion contract for the construction of a London Thameslink rail line. The consortium called The Cross London Trains Siemens consortium consists of infrastructure investment groups Innisfree Ltd, 3i Infrastructure Plc and Siemens Project Ventures GmbH, a unit of Siemens Financial Services. The consortium was chosen after the Siemens?s financing ...

New detector to detect overheated vehicles

The German industrial sensor maker SICK AG has come out with a Hot Spot Detector that can detect overheated vehicles and components in them before the vehicles enter a tunnel. The detector does the detection with integrated LMS511 laser measurement sensors and sends a warning signal to the control centre. The control centre of the traffic management system then uses ...

Brazil unveils Point-to-Point Toll System

The government of S?o Paulo, Brazil, has unveiled a Point-to-Point toll collection system aimed at making toll collection fairer, modern and efficient, that collects toll from vehicles based on the kilometres actually travelled. To make the collection by kilometre actually travelled possible, tags similar to those used by electronic toll collection system are installed on the vehicles. There are gates ...

ADB loan for J&K Infrastructure

The Asian Development Bank has given a $110 million loan for developing the urban infrastructure of Jammu and Kashmir. Among other things, it will revamp the state?s urban infrastructure for transport, helping reduce inner city traffic congestion. The loan has a 25-year term including a grace period of five years.

Sernis unveils new solar studs

Portugal based road safety firm Sernis has unveiled a new technology for solar studs ? the i-stud. The new technology has been applied to existing SR-i15 and SR-i120 studs and enables them to work even during severe winter with very little sunlight. A microcontroller inside each stud gives various features and options including setting the studs in sleep mode to ...

Hyundai tests vehicles on noise simulator

Korea based automotive major, Hyundai, is testing its vehicles on a Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) simulator. The desktop NVH Simulator realistically simulates the noise and vibration of a vehicle through use of an interactive driving environment. The simulator has a computer, a steering wheel, pedals and two additional screens installed in an actual vehicle or mounted on a desk to ...

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