MediaTunnel, a real-time traffic incident detection system introduced a few months ago, was recently installed for the first time outside Europe – in the Reboucas tunnel of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A real-time traffic detection system enables efficient dispatching of emergency services and rescue teams, and facilitates in reducing the response time to traffic incidents and accidents. Results of MediaTunnel’s functioning in the city’s longest tunnel have been impressive.
Mobility challenges all over the world can be addressed by strategies like managed lanes and active traffic management. These are cost-effective methods of prolonging the life and maximising the efficiency of the infrastructure that can postpone the need for major expansion projects. Congestion in urban areas across the globe is ever increasing. “Rush hour” grows longer and leads to ...
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is a topic of hot discussion all over the world, especially in association with road safety and traffic management. However, the perception on, and understanding of, ITS differs across countries and cultures. So, in order to implement ITS technology applications in a sustainable manner, it is pertinent to understand ways to plan them better. A guideline.
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.