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Monday , 27 June 2022

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Demand Sensitive Scheduling for Public Transport

Routing and scheduling in public transportation is a well-studied problem, and very relevant today in the face of rampant traffic congestion in most big cities across the globe. The routes and schedules need to be planned by transit agencies so as to successfully cater to the public demand, maintaining the revenue earned and operational cost incurred. The traditional schedules are ...

ATCS for effective signaling cycle

The current traffic control systems in the metro cities of India are facing problems due to randomness in the traffic density pattern throughout the day. The traffic signal timers have a fixed time period to switch traffic between different directions. Due to this, the vehicles have to often wait for a long-time span even if the traffic density is very ...

Fighting Traffic Congestion

Collaborative crowd-sourced data streams and free-to-use traffic information platforms, can optimize traffic flows to benefit all road stakeholders. Cities now face severe mobility challenges, and with many across the globe increasing in size, traffic challenges are also becoming greater, Drivers in London, for example, can expect to spend 38% of their travel time stuck in traffic at any time of ...

ITS Innovations for Future Mobility

Healthy, Safe and Ecological Road Transport, Mobility and Energy use for better Sustainability in Finland with Intelligent Transportation Systems (HERMES) is authored by Josef Czako, CEO of Moving Forward Consulting for the Ministry of Transport and Communication (MINTC) Finland. The study shall serve as a thinking paper and give orientation for the upgrade the Mobility of People and Goods in ...

How transport data can fuel the future of mobility

A recent ITF report (Data-Driven Transport Policy – Corporate Partnership Board Report, 2016), drawing on a workshop with industry leaders, policy makers and academics, examines how the abundant data available can help policy makers to set frameworks that deliver better transport services summarizes Sharon Masterson, Manager of the Corporate Partnership Board of the International Transport Forum at the OECD Mobility ...

DATA COLLECTION Improving Traffic Flow

As a global leader in the traffic data collection and analysis field, Australian company Metro Count works closely with road managers to develop intelligent traffic monitoring programs. A recent project in the picturesque Swiss Alps provided an interesting model for the application of traffic data with insight that is relevant in an Indian context. The Canton of Fribourg takes a ...

Planning Smarter Cities through Accurate Data

India is  on the fast track . Metros, expressways, highways… But many a time, stations have been opened without feeder services, parking lots or  security services.  If proper traffic volume estimation is not done, it can lead to insufficient booths at toll plazas. Again traffic volume estimation is necessary for deciding the number of lanes- four or six –in highways. ...

Solution for safer roads and smart parking

The North America based Logix ITS, a global leader in traffic and parking solutions   launched its India office early this year offering Intelligent Traffic and Parking Solutions.  The company has  already completed a project at the Delhi Airport and JLN Marg, Jaipur. Logix ITS also offers speed cameras for  detecting traffic violations.  Prashant Mathur, Director- Logix ITS,  spoke to TrafficInfraTech. ...

Catalyst for Change on Indian Roads

Australia based Metrocount’s MC5600 is designed for temporary surveys and recording of vehicle information, volumes, class, speed and direction With over 10 years of engagement in the collection of traffic data on Indian roads, MetroCount has been battling with the issue of poor lane discipline. While the MetroCount systems are known worldwide for their superior accuracy, the lack of lane ...

Driverless cars – an accelerating reality

The idea that cars might drive themselves has been with us for many years. However, it’s only recently that the computing power, software sophistication and sensor developments required to make automated vehicles – both practical and viable – have been achieved. Now new trials in the UK and a rash of early stage initiatives in emerging markets will only accelerate ...