Wednesday , 16 October 2019

International

Ten years of London?s congestion charge scheme

London?s traffic congestion charge scheme, the biggest in the world, has completed ten years with a good success record. Traffic jams have been reduced and public transport has speeded up. Congestion has decreased by about 20% while the number of traffic jams has reduced by about 30%. The number of vehicles driven on the city roads has also decreased by ...

New ITS project in Thailand

Thailand?s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has introduced a new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). As a part of the project, titled Smart Thailand, all cars in Thailand will have sensors installed in them. The sensors transmit real-time location of the cars to a central Control Centre where it is combined with data received from the CCTV network. This combined ...

Wireless EV charging technology

Momentum Dynamics, a US based electronics company, has developed a technology to charge electric vehicles wirelessly through snow, ice and water without the use of any cables or wires. Tests conducted have shown the technology, which works on the principle of inductive charging, to work in all weather conditions. The vehicles are charged without any need of supervision. The system ...

World’s 5 fastest trains

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

UK city to test traffic congestion technology

Newcastle University in the UK, along with the Newcastle City Council, have developed a new technology to reduce traffic congestion. The new satellite navigation technology which will be tested in the city will enable motorists to adjust the speed of their vehicles in order to pass through a series of traffic lights on green. The project which is designed to ...

New 75m Traffic Detector

Switzerland based ADEC Technologies, a manufacturer of non-intrusive road traffic detectors has released a new traffic detector, the TDD1-MW75 with an increased range of 75m (250ft). The detector which works on the principle of Doppler shift more than doubles the range of its existing detector model ? the DD1-MW30 which works for short range applications. The TDD1-MW75 is flexible and ...

New Licence Plate Detection technology

Image Sensing System (ISS), a US-based provider of above-ground detection and information management services for the ITS sector, has introduced a new rapid licence plate recognition technology, CitySync. CitySync uses a fast, accurate automatic licence plate recognition (ALPR) engine which reads a licence plate many times using multiple advanced methods for optical character recognition and detection of each plate. The ...

Human waste powers car in UK

A modified Volkswagen Beetle car, called the Bio-Bug, runs on methane gas extracted from human waste in the UK. The breakthrough is achieved by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water, a water supply and sewerage utility company in Somerset, UK, writes Rajmohan Kurup.

A significant growth in road traffic in India presents a good opportunity for the ITS business

Ramakrishna Sachdev, Director?Marketing and Finance, Steria India describes the opportunities for ITS service providers in India and the company?s solutions for the market?both existing and potential ones What are some of the unique features of the ITS solutions that Steria India provides for transportation agencies? Steria Intelligent Transportation solutions enable the secure movement of people, products and vehicles. From the ...

Sydney to reintroduce trams

The New South Wales provincial government in Australia has announced a $1.6 billion plan to run trams (light rail transit) on a 12km stretch. As per the plan almost half of George Street in Sydney?s Central Business District will be restricted to just pedestrians and trams. The government hopes to reduce traffic congestion in Sydney and introduce a fast and ...

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