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Monday , 6 December 2021

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CISCO and L&T to provide connected transportation

US based CISCO, through its Cisco Connected Transportation Solutions and L&T Technology Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the L&T Group, have come together in a project to provide connected transportation solutions in the country. The solutions offered will integrate multiple in-station networks and retail communication systems into a standards-based IP network. It will lower the cost of network operations, ...

HP software to power Auckland’s Smart City project

Auckland Transport, overseeing the city’s transportation infrastructure and services, will use video analytics from Hewlett Packard in its plan to execute a visionary project designed to provide a safer community and more efficient roadways. The project will be powered by HP IDOL and will run on servers and storage from HP Enterprise Group, with support from HP Software Professional Services. ...

Tom Tom Telematics presents new driver terminals

TomTom Telematics presented its new PRO 8 series driver terminals at the recently held IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany. The driver terminals are connected to the SaaS fleet management platform WEBFLEET, and are designed to seamlessly integrate information captured in the field into back-end systems and thus enable decision making based on real-time data. The new API, PRO.connect ...

Centre may relax funding norms for Metro projects

The Urban Development Ministry is considering a proposal to relax the population criterion for Metro rail projects, given the increasing demand for Metro projects in the country. Currently, Metro projects are approved for cities with population of 20 lakh or more, the new proposal would reduce this to 10 lakh.

Government approves 100% FDI in Railways

The Union government recently approved 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in railways for building railway infrastructure. The move will allow the Railways, currently facing an acute shortage of funds, to implement crucial projects related to electrification, high-speed tracks and suburban corridors. Another area that would benefit is last-mile connectivity projects meant to boost business activity in and around ports and ...

Finnish Transport Engineer’s app for on-demand public transport commute

Sonja Heikkila, a 24-year old transportation engineer from Helsinki has developed an app and a plan that would help residents of Finland’s capital plan on-demand commutes from their cell phones. The plan uses minibus shuttle service combined with city bicycles and ride-sharing to achieve its aim. There would be real-time marketplace in which commuters could mix and match various available ...

Indian Oil Corporation awards VTS tender to Efkon India

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has given EFKON India an order for the supply of more than 6000 vehicle tracking devices for its fleet. EFKON had submitted bids for seven IOCL tenders for the supply, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of vehicle tracking systems, and was able to win tenders to supply VTS devices for four states: Uttar Pradesh: ...

Chinese vehicle makers look to increase presence in Indian market

An increasing number of vehicle manufacturers are looking at increasing their presence in the Indian truck and commercial vehicle market, the second largest in Asia. Truck major BeiBen is planning to introduce Its vast range of heavy duty trucks, developed in technical collaboration with Mercedes Benz. The company would organise customer surveys in major Indian cities in which details of ...

PCMC BRTS set to be biggest in Asia

The 115km joint BRTS network, planned for Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune, will be the largest BRTS network in Asia, when it becomes operational. Pune has been selected as one of the cities in the country for the Union Government’s 100-city Smart Cities project. The Pimpri-Chinchwad component of the project will have 45km of the BRTS, which would include four routes, and ...

Hyderabad Metro test run

L&T Metro Rail, the concessionaire for the 72km elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project recently began the first test run for the project. The test run is being conducted on a train with three coaches. Several tests will be conducted on the rolling stock, both in static and running conditions in the depot and viaduct. After completion of these tests, there ...