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UP cities to get better traffic management and policing systems

People staying in major tourist destinations in the state may look forward to better policing and traffic management system in the coming months. While Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad and Ghaziabad have already migrated to modern police control rooms, funds have been earmarked to develop the facility in Varanasi and Agra too. By the end of next year, a total of six ...

Coloured Concrete Safety Barriers

For the first time, coloured concrete safety barriers are ensuring safety on German roads – and enhancing their visual appeal, too. Instead of drab gray, three sections in green, ochre, red and yellow blend perfectly into the Baden-Wuerttemberg landscape. The liquid colours used for colouring the cast-in-situ concrete are based on the weather-stable inorganic pigments from specialty chemicals company Lanxess. The K 1060 in the Böblingen region of Germany connects the ...

Smart parking for Indore

Parking has emerged as a major challenge in Indore. Atal Indore City Transport Service Limited had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for preparing a mobility plan to address mobility-related challenges of Indore and develop a set of multimodal solutions that will extend access to safe, reliable and comfortable mobility for all, whilst aiming for affordability, zero traffic accidents, low environmental impact, and ...

Coaches for Kochi Metro

Soon the production of rolling stocks for the Kochi metro rail will begin at the Alstom facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The Kochi Metro Rail Limited is in the final stages of fixing the design of coaches, which will be unveiled within a few weeks. The cost of manufacturing each of the coaches, which will conform to the global ...

Kistler Group Hits the 300 Million Mark

The Kistler Group achieved sales of 319 million CHF in 2014, which corresponds to a growth of about 12 percent compared to the prior year. The Kistler Group currently employs over 1350 employees worldwide. CEO Rolf Sonderegger said that the company strategy has focussed on efficiency and innovation and shifted certain subunits to less expensive locations – for example, software development has been relocated to Bratislava. “At the same time, we are improving our competitiveness by setting up so-called ...

New C30 Movia metro design

Bombardier Transportation and the Stockholm Traffic Administration have unveiled the design of the new C30 Movia metro for the Swedish capital’s Red line. In June 2013, Bombardier secured a SEK5.1bn ($771m) order from Stockholm public transport body StorstockholmsLokaltrafik (SL) to supply 96 Movia trains to the Stockholm metro. The new metro trains are expected to increase Stockholm’s transport capacity and comfort by transporting around 60,000 passengers per hour. The new trains feature additional bi-parting doors for faster entry and exit, and a mixed, four-by-four seating ...

TomTom to deliver its real-time traffic updates

TomTom has announced today it will make its traffic services available to the South Korean car OEMs (Kia& SsangYong) in Europe. Through the partnership beginning in summer 2015 with the Kia cee’d and Kia Optima, Kia customers will benefit from the delivery of TomTom’s connected services at no additional cost for seven years after the purchase of a new Kia model. Kia drivers will now benefit from TomTom’s services, including ...

Moscow relies on real-time technology PTV Optima

With around 11.55 million inhabitants in central Moscow and 19 million when including the surrounding satellite suburbs, Moscow is one of the biggest cities in the world – and it has its fair share of traffic challenges too. Particularly during rush hour, the international metropolis has to contend with heavy congestion on its arterial and ring roads. To counter this, the city has opted to implement state-ofthe- art ...

Leading Transportation Organizations Join ITS America Leadership Circle

Five of the the US’s prestigious and innovative transportation organizations – AAA, General Motors, the Michigan Mobility Transformation Center, New York City Department of Transportation and Parkmobile – have joined the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Leadership Circle. “These companies and organizations represent the very best in transportation innovation and ingenuity”, Thomas E Kern, ITS America’s interim president said. The Leadership Circle brings together transportation and technology visionaries from ...

Smart Policing in Hyderabad

The Hyderabad Traffic Police is procuring 100 Body Wear Cameras to be used during enforcement work under its ‘Smart Policing’ initiative. According to the Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Jitender, high resolution audio-visuals will be recorded in the camera and stored in a memory card. Feeds can be seen live from the police control room through 4G technology. Use of wearable video cameras can bring measurable benefits to ...

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