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Monday , 6 December 2021

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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 ...

MoRTH to get experts to check road quality

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will soon have independent experts checking the quality of roads constructed under new projects. The experts would work under a panel headed by the Secretary, MoRTH. The move comes in response to several complaints about poor quality of roads and data showing that national highways have had a major share in fatalities ...

Workshop on technologies for north-east region

The Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) is organising a workshop, ?Technologies for North East Region and Implementation Framework? on July 08-09, 2013 in Gangtok, Sikkim. The Conference on Road and Transportation Technologies for the North East Region held earlier in February this year at Guwahati had highlighted the need of ensuring large-scale implementation of appropriate technologies for the region. It ...

Ten ultra luxury buses for Gurgaon

Haryana Roadways will add ten new ultra luxury low-floor Mercedes Benz and Volvo buses to its fleet in Gurgaon, a part of its plan to run 320 buses in two shifts for the city by the year end. It is also procuring 50 low-floor air conditioned Marco Polo CNG buses from Tata Motors. Ten of these buses would be included ...

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 ...

TomTom India launches new map

Tom Tom India has launched a new update to its vehicle navigation map that helps users to track rapid changes in road routes. The map update includes a point of interest stepper, a modified address search functionality, advanced lane guidance with split screen, device boot-up during ignition and an improved display with font size and line result display changes. The ...

Round-the-clock ambulances on highways

The NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) has issued a directive to government agencies managing national highways and private developers to install a vehicle tracking system (VTS) in all ambulances and patrolling vehicles on the highways, the aim being to monitor them to ensure that they are available 24×7. According to NHAI?s concession agreement the concessionaire has to provide round-the-clock ...

Mumbai Eastern Freeway inaugurated

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan recently inaugurated the Eastern Freeway in Mumbai. The 17km freeway is one of the most important transportation infrastructures built by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Chavan outlined the importance of the highway and said that it will connect South Mumbai to the north eastern suburbs of the city and provide motorists ...

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 ...