Tuesday , 11 December 2018

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Post-collision fires in road vehicles

The loss of human lives and body injuries as a consequence of post-crash fires either by smoke inhalation or due to burn injuries are unfortunately not uncommon. The literature indicates that fire events related to crashes are still a significant problem. The increased combustible load in newer vehicles is an important factor to be taken into account for fire safety, ...

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 ...

Experimental Kerb Side Bus Lane in Mumbai’s BK

K Vijaya Lakshmi, Chief, Transport & Communications Division, Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority explains how efficient management of lane traffic and congestion in peak hours can be brought with the help of kerb side bus lane corridor. Bandra Kurla Complex is at the northern tip of south Mumbai and easily accessible from the airports and fast growing northern suburbs. Collectively ...

Green solution to reduce land acquisition for infrastructure development

In the construction of roads and bridges, Reinforced Soil wall technology is strongly emerging as a preferred option due to its advantages over the conventional systems such as masonry walls & RCC retaining walls. Indian road sector will be seeing a huge investment in the coming years. There is a target of construction of 30km ( or 41km as planned ...

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 ...

Re-defining Indian Highways

Meeting the Road User expectations and bring efficiency into the system – the two key challenges faced by highway sector today can be easily overcome by converting the Physical Highway in to a bundle of services designed around the three core constituents of highway – physical infrastructure, vehicle and driver – keeping them integrated and operate like a single system. ...

Seeing growth potential in India

  Over the last 50 years, the highway industry has witnessed tremendous evolution in technology.   Both government and the private sector have worked hard to bring new practices and products to improve efficiency and safety.  Avery Dennison has been a part of this evolution by staying focused on the needs of its customers while developing products and services that enhance ...

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