Monday , 17 June 2019

Safety & Security

Using Smartphones in cars for road safety

Swedish Transport Authorities are planning to start discussions with leading telecom companies to provide in-built mobile phones in cars that will switch off or automatically slow down the car if the driver reacts in a dangerous manner due to a phone conversation. Italy, on the other hand, has developed a software that allows information on hazardous roads to be shared through all smartphones.

Interview with: Vivek Phansalkar, ‘Strengthening of Public transport is the key’

Ganapati Visarjan this year went without a traffic hiccup in Mumbai under his supervision. And now with emphasis on new technology, stationing women cops at traffic signals, organising driving lessons and workshops for errant drivers, and kickstarting an initative of levying fine with a smile, Mumbai’s new Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Vivek Phansalkar seems to be a man in ...

Castrol India’s Journey towards Zero Accident…

Unfortunately, many drivers and riders, especially in developing countries, do not do any pre journey planning and driver training and discipline is limited. Add to that a rapidly growing vehicle population; with the result that countries like China and India account for the largest number of road accidents in the world – with India holding the dubious distinction of topping ...

Safeguarding our roads

Envoys Electronics has been a pioneer in Traffic Safety equipment in India. Its Chairman Mahendra Singh Kohli has been a member of the IS Panel which formulated the IS Standard Specifications for Road Safety Signals in 1964. He and the company’s Managing Director Rasmeet Singh Kohli spoke with TrafficInfraTech on the innovations in safety equipment and the latest in signaling ...

Intelligent Door System

The special automatic sliding doors for use at the bus stops of BRTS have been provided by Technocrats Security Systems Pvt Ltd and are in normally closed and locked position. They are operated by the driver sitting inside the bus. Each door (there are four doors at each stop) has an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) reader mounted by its side ...

The early years

Devices to control access and transit were in existence well before the Christian Era. The word ‘barrier’ is derived from ‘bar’, meaning a physical obstruction, and can be traced back through French to its Latin roots. Today it is often used in connection with the controlled blocking of traffic lanes, so that barriers and vehicles are items of hardware that ...

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: The Need for Traffic Management and Engineering

“Road Safety is a multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional issue. It incorporates the development and management of road infrastructure, provision of safer vehicles, legislation and law enforcement, mobility planning, provision of health and hospital services, child safety, urban land use planning, etc. In other words, its ambit spans engineering aspects of both, roads and vehicles on one hand and the provision of ...

Coloured Surfacing

Coloured Surfacing forms an important part of new road technology as it brings down death or serious injuries on road

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