Tuesday , 22 October 2019

International

Charge New York? to install 360 charging stations

The state of New York has unveiled ?Charge New York?, an initiative under which about 360 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles will be installed across the state in the first phase. The initiative plans to take this number up to 3,000 public and workplace charging stations throughout New York over a period of five ...

Wooden bicycle

Yojiro Oshima, a design student at the Craft & Industrial Department at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, has designed a completely hand-crafted wooden bicycle. The wooden bike features a sculptural wooden frame that softens the ride while retaining an optimal level of stiffness. Yojiro used hollowed-out 6-12mm sections and bonded them together to create a network of rims and spokes. ...

FHWA deploys new robot to inspect US bridges

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in the US has used a new robot to check the safety and structural soundness of concrete bridge decks across the country. The new technology has been developed in collaboration with Rutgers University, and combines a variety of customised imaging technologies that give safety inspectors more accurate real-time information on the overall condition of the ...

Serco gets major US traffic contract

Secro has got a $355 million contract from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in the US to integrate and operate VDOT?s transportation operation centres and manage the safety service patrol. The project will help VDOT implement a single, real-time, state-wide system to manage 57,000 miles of roads, moving over from a conventional traffic management system. Serco will install and ...

HRS introduces Intellicone safety solution in UK

Highway Resource Solutions (HRS) has introduced an integrated road safety solution known as Intellicone on parts of the M6 motorway in the UK. Intellicone alerts road maintenance personnel and workers to the danger of an approaching vehicle. The system has a wireless sensor network consisting of impact sensors that transmit alarm signals to the Intellicone Portable Site Alarm (PSA) in ...

Gatso receives approval for new traffic camera

A new series of traffic enforcement cameras, the T-Series Statio cameras from the Netherlands based Gatsometer BV, which combine red light enforcement with speed enforcement, has been approved by the Netherlands Institute for Metrology and Technology. The technology detects both red-light and speed offences, and captures high resolution images and videos of the violating vehicles. A compact 20-megapixel GT20 camera ...

New charger developed for electric vehicles

A new integrated motor drive and battery charger for electric vehicles has been developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The new charger will reduce charging times from eight to two hours and reduce costs by around $2,000. The charger uses a new power transfer technique that involves a rotating transformer. Instead of having a separate isolated battery ...

New emissions technology from Volvo CE

Volvo Construction Equipment, a leading manufacturer of road building and maintenance equipment, is all set to introduce a new low-emission technology in engines in its forthcoming Stage IV/Tier 4 final-compliant trucks. The engines use selective catalytic reduction (SCR), a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in order to meet the requirements of the forthcoming Stage IV/Tier 4 ...

Toyota and Teen Vogue launch Safe Driving Campaign

Toyota Motors North America has partnered with Teen Vogue to launch a safe driving campaign, ?Arrive in Style,? a campaign to promote safe driving teenage girls in the US. The programme educates teens about the dangers of distracted driving, persuading them to make a commitment with their mothers to drive safely. The campaign includes presentations in the print, digital and ...

Delta Video Walls for Tulip Data Centre

Tulip Telecom Limited, a leading enterprise data services provider and MPLS VPN player has launched Asia?s largest and the world?s third largest data centre equipped by Delta with its state-of-the-art LED Based Video Wall Solutions. Video wall solutions help to monitor and manage the Network Operating Centre, BMS Zone and Customer Support Zone. Delta?s LED-Lit Video Wall solution is quite ...

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