Friday , 3 July 2020

Features

High-Speed Rail: A sea of opportunities for Indian Industry

The first High-Speed Rail (HSR) project in India, i.e., Mumbai- Ahmedabad HSR, is moving forward at a steady pace, and it is time for all of us to concentrate our energy into turning this project in a success story. The first system of HSR will undoubtedly be based on Japanese technology. However, for the HSR to deliver on its promises ...

Mainstreaming road safety audits: Making Indian roads safer

Among the several government initiatives being implemented, a key one is the Road Safety Audit. Until 2014 road safety audits were rare and not required in India. A World Bank-financed initiative—the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project (NHIIP)—helped introduce systematic use of design-stage road safety audits across India’s road system, starting with the project’s 1,100 km of roads. Among the changes ...

People counting for increased retail success

Counting people who enter malls or stores can help you improve customer experiences and boost your revenues Counting people who enter your mall or store throughout the day can help you to improve your operations in a number of ways. It becomes possible, for example, to precisely increase the number of staff during busy times to improve service on the ...

PTV Integrating Traffic Management System

Taichung City in Taiwan optimises road network with PTV’s real-time traffic management software With currently around 2.8 million in habitants , Taichung City’s main transport corridors are suffering from heavy congestion. Especially during peak hours and also on holidays, the intersections in the suburban area of the Daya Region, close to the ramps of Freeway 1 and Expressway 74, are ...

Hubballi-Dharwad Understanding the BRT standard

Though Indian BRT networks have not fared as well as their international counterparts, the system has a chance at redemption with the Hubballi-Dharwad BRT. Still on a trial run, HDBRTS has been working its way across the twin cities and through people’s travel needs in a phased manner. When the Hubballi-Dharwad bus-rapid transit system (HDBRTS) began its trial run in ...

Thiruvananthapuram Outer Area Growth Corridor An Infrastructure backbone for Vizhinjam Harbour

The Government of Kerala in 2002- 03 approved a set of projects under Capital Region Development Project (CRDP) for the planned development of the Capital City. These projects are under various stages of implementation. Of this, Thiruvananthapuram City Road Improvement Project, (TCRIP) comprising development, operation and maintenance of approx 42km of important city roads has achieved completion. The Government of ...

Siemens sharpens focus on Innovation and Start-Ups to enhance digitalization offerings

Siemens Innovation Day 2019 showcased innovative solutions that create sustainable value for businesses and societies. Siemens experts from Digital Industries, Smart Infrastructure, Gas & Power, Mobility, Corporate Technology and Next47 also shared the latest innovations, industry trends, and demonstrated how Siemens solutions create value for customers and society. The IoT solutions developed in India will complement the work done at ...

Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge: An engineering marvel across the Brahmaputra

Bridging River Brahmaputra has always been a daunting task, the river has been traditionally considered extremely difficult for bridging due to various reasons including its ferocious & unpredictable behaviour, high currents & turbulent waters, widespread erosion of the banks, very short working period & high seismicity and remoteness of the area. With the width ranging from 1.2km to 18km, Brahmaputra ...

Volvo to add in-car sensors

Swedish automaker Volvo hopes to install cameras and sensors in its cars from the early 2020s, monitoring drivers for signs of being drunk or distracted and intervening to prevent accidents. The cameras and sensors will be installed on all models built on its SPA2 platform for larger cars such as the XC90 SUV, on which its driverless cars will also ...

The Driven Hour

It’s time to get more realistic about Connected Cars and the volume of data that they will generate. This paper by Joel Obstfeld Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technology & Architecture Office, Cisco and Mark Grayson, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technology & Architecture Office, Cisco examines today’s Connected Cars and looks forward to the next generation of vehicles with a focus on the ...