Lyon, France hosted two major ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) events in early June. Richard Harris, Global Director, ITS, Logica attended them. He writes exclusively for TrafficInfraTech on the two conferences. There is a considerable debate throughout Europe on the potential impacts of the European Commission Action Plan and Directive. While many countries welcome the initiative, some remain concerned about how ...
Dark Eye manufactures and supplies a wide range of safety products to numerous agencies in the country including government bodies developing roads and bridges, construction companies, the army and paramilitary forces. Kawaljit Singh, Managing Director, Dark Eye tells TrafficInfraTech how the road safety situation in India has changed drastically over the last decade.
Advanced Driver Alert Systems, Cooperative Vehicle Highway Systems, IntelliDrive or ICS Intelligent Cooperative Systems have become the latest challenge for coordinated development and deployment. Seen as a breakthrough in automotive safety and efficiency, they are based on vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure and infrastructure to vehicle communications.
Since the last three years, Delhi Traffic Police has been trying to bring Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to the national capital. But its tenders have failed to get a positive response. It has floated tenders again now. Why? Will Delhi get ITS this time round? Or, will it have to wait? Vidyottama Sharma tries to put the pieces together.
To ease traffic congestion in Twin Cities, an experiment of running buses on the highway shoulders at reduced speed was carried out. Today, the same experiment has matured to a foolproof system and is one of the most successful efforts in reducing traffic congestion in Twin Cities that can be emulated by many cities of the world. The author, Aaron Isaacs, was the expert behind the novel idea.
The implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems on Pune's roads has led to an increase in commuting speed and traffic volume and has reduced the travel time, traffic congestion and fuel consumption. Dubbed 'CGRAPS' and funded by the Pune Municipal Corporation, the project has been developed by CDAC Thiruvananthapuram under the JnNURM scheme.
On February 2, 2011 when the nation’s capital woke up to a chilly morning, not many realised the excitement NSIC Exhibition Complex at Okhla would generate two or three hours later. For, very soon the who’s who of the transport industry, related with road safety, traffic & transport solutions and traffic management in some way or the other, began making ...
The pace of ITS technology deployment in Canada is increasing steadily. The Canadian Government, under the $2.1 billion Gateways and Border Crossings Fund (GBCF) programme, has allocated $400 million for the construction of new access roads, equipped with state-of-the-art ITS technologies for surveillance, real-time traveller information, fully-automated border clearance and commercial vehicle operation system technologies.
Florida, which now moves into rail transit, faces the challenge of getting the residents to ride the trains as its population is heavily dependent on personal automobiles for travel. For the “buy-in” to happen, it has to provide the overall “rider experience” that is a step up from their current mobility options.