Monday , 10 December 2018

Traffic Management

Intelligent Transportation Systems in India Implementing indigenous applications

Traffic congestion in India arises from the fact that road capacity and infrastructure have not improved on par with the traffic. The direct solution for this problem ? improvements in physical infrastructure ? is constrained by space availability and other logistic issues. There is however scope for capacity improvements through the adoption of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The Centre of ...

Bringing the connected vehicle vision closer to reality

The connected vehicle is one of the most fascinating challenges the automotive industry is faced with. Vehicles communicating among each other and with traffic infrastructure are expected to enhance traffic safety, efficiency and travel comfort ? not only for drivers of automobiles, but for variant classes of traffic participants. European vehicle manufacturers, the infrastructure industry, their suppliers, road operators and ...

Companies entering India – Popularising ITS for improving Public Transport

Prodata Mobility Systems has come up with MobiGuider_ITS which promises to aid in popularising Public Transport through its various ITS applications. MobiGuider _ AFC and MobiGuider_RTPI are two more smart solutions by the company. Since in the future public transport will be dependent more and more on intelligent transport systems that are economically justifiable and that provide sophisticated information through ...

Companies entering India – Modeling System to predict traffic

An Italian company, SISTeMA, is introducing OPTIMA ? a traffic predictive modelling system in India and hopes to make a difference in the way our traffic is managed In an effort to manage traffic better, accurate forecasts on traffic are becoming the order of the day the world over. SISTeMA, a PTV Group Company which is an academic spin-off of ...

Fighting for the Future of America?s Roadway Safety and Mobility

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), along with major automakers, safety advocates and transportation officials from across the country, is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect the 5.9 GHz band of spectrum set aside for connected vehicle technology ? which is expected to save thousands of lives each year ? from potentially harmful interference that could ...

GPS based toll systems will be implemented in the near future

  Mahesh Dandawate, Managing Director, Samarth Softech Solutions Pvt Ltd talks about the future directions in tolling and traffic studies in the country. Toll collection is increasingly going electronic. Automated parking systems too are being widely used. What changes do you see in these sectors in the near future? ETC lane / RFID based tolling system will be used at ...

ITS:The way forward to a smart travel

Intelligent Transportation Systems are the need of the hour in today?s travel scenario. Vidyottama Sharma on why are they needed, why is India lagging behind in their use and what solutions can be adopted for their better use.

Decade of Action for Road Safety-Saving millions of lives across the decade

The Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011?2020), launched in 2011 by the United Nations, is an opportunity for countries to stop and reverse the current trend of alarming increase in road accidents. A one-year progress update by Dr Etienne Krug, Director, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organisation. On May 11, 2011 governments around the ...

Case Study: New Delhi, Parking:Policies, problems and potential solutions

Delhi faces a chronic shortage of residential parking space as noticed in a survey conducted by the authors. After a detailed study, they recommend an overhaul of parking policies, a shift from personal to shared parking and integrating parking with the interchange points of the public transport networks as far as possible. Delhi is one of the few metropolitan cities ...

ITS for Inter-Urban Highways: The Indian Perspective

ITS has the potential to be a game changer for the Indian highway infrastructure industry. Prof. P K Sikdar and Punnet S Bindra, President and Vice President of Intercontinental Construction & Technocrats Pvt Ltd, take a look at its history so far, different uses, challenges and the potential. The term intelligent transportation system (ITS) refers to the efforts to add ...

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