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Thursday , 30 June 2022

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Mumbai pushes for e-meters in auto rickshaws

Mumbai commuters will see more auto rickshaws with electronic meters (e-meters) by the end of the year. E-meters have been preferred by commuters over the older mechanical ones due to their better accuracy and much less chances of being tampered with. The Regional Traffic Offices (RTO) such as Andheri and Wadala plan to get all the auto rickshaws under their ...

Funds demanded to improve pedestrian amenities

Parisar, a Pune-based NGO, has approached the Urban Development Department of the Maharashtra government to issue guidelines to municipal bodies in the state to allocate enough funds for improving amenities for pedestrians such as footpaths, cycle tracks and other facilities at traffic intersections. Parisar has noted that while utilities such as streetlights, traffic signal poles, bus stops, hoardings and garbage ...

Mumbai faces huge gap in parking demand-supply

A survey conducted by the NGO, Mumbai Environmental Social Network has found a big gap between demand and supply of parking spaces in Mumbai. An estimated 60,000 cars are added to the city roads each year. With each car requiring three parking spaces – one each at work, home and other occasions — it needs 100sqft of parking. It amounts ...

Traficon’s intelligent traffic control technology powers Mumbai ATC system

Mumbai’s recently implemented Adaptive Traffic Control (ATC) system, which won the award for the ‘Best ITS 2011 Project’ from the Union Ministry of Urban Development, has reduced waiting time at traffic signals by 50 percent and overall travelling time by about 30 percent. The ATC system in Mumbai uses 700 video-based vehicle presence detectors supplied by Belgium-based video detection maker, ...

Oyster wins transport achievement award

Three organisations – Transport for London (TfL), the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) and Cubic Transportation Systems – have received the top award for achievement in seamless transport at the recently concluded 2012 International Transport Forum held in Leipzig, Germany. The award was for the introduction of the Oyster smart ticketing solution on the National Rail network in London. ...

New Zealand to test NFC mobile ticketing service

A consortium consisting of Auckland Transport, Telecom New Zealand, financial services provider Westpac, ticketing specialist Thales and Paymark, NZ’s ATM and debit card services provider, are set to test a NFC (near field communication) mobile ticketing service in Auckland. The NFC service will allow users with NFC-enabled mobile phones to pay for tickets on the city’s buses, trains and ferries, ...

IBM and Honda to enable smart charging for electric vehicles

IBM and American Honda Motor Company have teamed up with US energy provider Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on a new pilot project that would enable communication between electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid for better charging based on the load on the power grid and the vehicle’s battery state. The project would enable energy providers to see ...

New automatic pedestrian detection testing and certification system

With an increasing number of auto makers incorporating automatic pedestrian recognition and detection systems in their vehicles to avoid accidents involving pedestrians there has been a need for testing and certifying such systems. The first kind of such a system – a pedestrian detection target – has been developed jointly by two UK based companies innovITS Advance and Transport Research ...

Saab Sensis to adapt NASA technology for US airports

US technology major Saab Sensis will help adapt NASA’s NextGen surface traffic management tools to improve capacities at overburdened US airports. The initiative is a part of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s NextGen effort to minimise current and future capacity constraints at airports in the country. As a part of the NextGen initiative, NASA is conducting research, and developing ...

Second Suzuki Motorcycle plant in Haryana

The Haryana government has approved a plan by Japanese auto giant Suzuki Motorcycle to set up a second manufacturing plant in the state. The new plant would be based on an area of over 50 acres and would manufacture about 20 lakh motorcycles per year. The company is set to invest about र2000 crore for the purpose. The first phase ...