Wednesday , 16 October 2019

International

New metro design

The design of Munich?s new C2 type underground train has won two awards: the Universal Design Award 2013 and the Universal Design Consumer Favorite 2013 award. The design is the work of internationally-renowned Munich vehicle designer Alexander Neumeister, the founder of N+P Industrial Design. As with the previous version it was developed in close conjunction with Munich Public Transportation Company ...

Wireless systems controlled streetlights

San Francisco will test energy-saving streetlights and wireless systems in three areas across the city in 2013, and, if successful, the technology will be used to control 18,500 lights and other equipment, such as traffic signals and surveillance cameras. Under the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission?s (SFPUC) pilot programme, eight companies have been chosen to showcase their wireless streetlight systems. ...

New Solar Car

The University of Michigan just announced that its 2013 World Solar Challenge vehicle will look more like a regular car than any of its past ca Called ?Generation,? the new vehicle will buck the three-wheeled design of its predecessor and add a fourth wheel and an upright seat. Although it will still be a far cry from normal cars, the ...

World?s 5 fastest trains

1. China?s CRH380A with a top speed of 302mph. 2. Germany?s Transrapid TR-09 which reaches 279mph. 3. Japan?s Shinkansen 500 with a top speed of 275pph. 4. France?s TGV R?seau which can reach a top speed 236mph. 5. South Korea?s KTX 2 which boasts top speeds of 219mph.  

FLIR Systems acquires Traficon

FLIR Systems Inc, a provider of thermal imaging systems, automotive night vision system, and personal vision thermal cameras recently acquired Traficon International NV, a leading provider of intelligent video detection solutions for traffic applications which include automatic incident detection, traffic data collection and intersection vehicle & pedestrian presence detection. After the acquisition, the company expects its thermal imaging technology to ...

Renault-Nissan uses ZF Friedrichshafen plastic engine

ZF Friedrichshafen AG?s new plastic engine mount is being used in Renault-Nissan?s electric as well as small and compact cars. The plastic engine mount is a high performance product that dampens vibrations as effectively as the earlier rubber-metal versions but is approximately 25% lighter. The engine mount housing uses fibber glass reinforced polyamide instead of aluminum continuous casting to reduce ...

AGD to launch intelligent radar detectors

Two new intelligent traffic detection systems will be launched at Traffex 2013 in Birmingham, UK by AGD, a UK-based traffic detection product designer and manufacturer. The detectors are based on a new range of frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) ranging radars and can be used in urban as well as semi-urban areas. They can be used to detect queues, speed, vehicle ...

New President at Bombardier

Lutz Bertling has taken over as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Berlin-based Bombardier Transportation. Bertling was earlier President and COO of Eurocopter Group, a subsidiary of EADS. He had also held several key positions at Adtranz and Daimler Chrysler Rail Systems GmbH.

New Crash Analysis System in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has launched a new initiative to improve road safety – a new Crash Analysis and Reporting System (CARS). CARS will meet the Department of Transport (DOT)?s need for a scientific analysis to evaluate road accidents and road safety data. It has been developed by the UK based Transport Research Laboratory, and is part of a collaborative effort by ...

Dubai to get more speed radars

Dubai will get 100 more speed radar systems to strengthen enforcement against speeding on the emirate?s roads. The new cameras will also be installed at major traffic intersections to enable detection of motorists jumping red lights and speeding up to catch the green lights. Dubai currently has about 450 speed radars and 230 cameras installed at different points. The Road ...

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