Friday , 21 February 2020

Focus

Smart City Experiences Challenges, Benefits and Future Settings

T Krishna Prasad, Director General of Police and Chairman – Road Safety Authority, Government of Telangana, kicked off the session with his thoughts on the importance of mobility in Smart Cities by first defining what a Smart City is. According to him, there is no single definition, but to put it simply, if the citizens are happy, comfortable and convenienced, ...

AI: Transforming the Transportation Ecosystem

AI is any behaviour that is apparently intelligent carried out by machines rather than the kinds of natural intelligence. Forms of problem solving and even ‘learning’ in a sense are often considered artificial intelligence. Examples of successful AI include machines that can understand human speech, drive cars etc. AI: Optimizing Infrastructure for Cities The concept of artificial intelligence goes all ...

India – World’s Fastest Growing Economy: Opportunities in Infrastructure

Indian Economy showed remarkable performance during the third quarter (Oct-Dec) of FY18 and regained its position as World’s fastest growing economy surpassing China. The economy grew by 7.2 per cent corresponding to 6.8 per cent of China during the same period. As per the International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook, India will grow 7.4 per cent in 2018 and ...

Capacity Building and Technology

Road Infrastructure Development in India

India’s 5,482,000 km (3,406,000 mi) road network is second largest in the world, of which only 2% (~115,000km) are National Highways (NHs) carrying 40% road traffic. The National Highways network of India is a network of trunk roads that is managed and maintained by agencies of the Government of India. In India, National Highways are at-grade roads whereas Express Highways, ...

Impact of 3D Visualisation and Mixed Reality

In today’s world, with dynamically changing economic and political synergies around the globe, infrastructure investments and decision making has become critically challenging. With several questions in mind such as, how can you predict the human behaviour towards an infrastructure which is not yet built? How to manage the traffic issues in the current scenario and plan in a way that ...

Revamping of Indian Transport Sector

Urban areas and regional transportation play a catalysing role in economic growth of the Country. The Government of India and respective urban local bodies have designed its policies, programs and projects towards improving the liveability of its citizens in urban India and enhancing the efficiency of regional transportation of people and goods through leveraging the technological advancements. Over the last ...

ITS in Indian Road Safety

Unscientifically designed signal timings tempt the drivers for red jumping either due to inadequate green time or unacceptable red time. Re-timing signals in frequent interval is not a practical proposition. Implementations of vehicle actuated signal controllers possess greater challenges due to the nonlane based driving and highly heterogeneous traffic. The researches funded by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, ...

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