Tuesday , 17 September 2019

News

Automated Parking for Bengaluru airport

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) at Bengaluru will soon have a remote car parking facility for taxis, fitted with automatic ticketdispensing towers and boom barriers with radio-frequency identification technology (RIFD). The parking facility will be with a capacity of more than 1,600 taxis. Additionally, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which operates KIA, has issued a RFQ (request for quotation) ...

Vigilance and monitoring beefed up on Highways

The Ministry of Road Transport in a first has planned to have an initiative to monitor violations of traffic rules on national highways. Mobile teams of ex-defence personnel armed with body-cameras will be deployed by the ministry followed by installation of CCTV cameras on 11 highway stretches in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. The deployed personnel will patrol ...

Google Maps launch special feature

Google Maps has launched “Stay Safer”, an Indian feature that would alert Android users travelling in public vehicles like taxis or auto rickshaws if their drivers deviate more than 0.5km from the suggested route on Google Maps. The users’ phones would buzz with a prominent notification which they would be able to tap on and see where they are compared ...

New approach for lane discipline

Instead of fining heavy motor vehicle (HMV) drivers for not following lane discipline on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the Highway Safety Patrol (HSP) will stop vehicles at safe locations and educate the drivers about the risks involved in driving in the first lane. HMVs on the Expressway must ply in the third lane. The lane cutting fine was increased to Rs 1,200 ...

Compact Radar System for cars

Continental, one of the prominent technology companies has recently unveiled a compact radar system for passenger cars. The new, short-range radar operates within high-resolution 77 Gigahertz (GHz) range which helps in detecting the environment at a much higher resolution and level of accuracy will replace the the 24 GHz technology currently at use. The company has enhanced the integration density ...

Mohali gets first 3D traffic signal

Mohali became the first city in the country to have 3D smart traffic signal. The new system will have sensors which would automatically switch on the green and red signals depending upon the number of vehicles coming from that side and would reduce the time to stop at the traffic signals. The actuated signals incur high initial and maintenance costs ...

Innovative traffic light system

Researchers at the Graz University of Technology in Austria have developed a pedestrian traffic light system that can gauge pedestrians’ intention to cross the road. The system uses cameras and computer algorithms to operate traffic lights. It will be tested on Vienna’s road next year. As soon as the system senses that people are looking to cross the road, it ...

EV Battery Sales upheld by rapid adoption of EVs

According to a study, global sales of electric vehicle batteries surpassed a valuation of US$ 90,700 million in 2018 and are anticipated to register a Y-o-Y growth of approximately 14% in 2019. Growing popularity and demand for electric vehicles (EVs), owing to increasing efforts to reduce emissions and ease pollution, continue to impact the sales of electric vehicle batteries. The ...

IRSDC enters into Tripartite Agreement with France

In a recent development, the Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) has entered into a tripartite agreement with French National Railways SNCF and French Development Agency AFD. As per the agreement, the Corporation will receive funds up to 7 lakh euros to pump the capacity building for the government’s railway station development program. The agreement was signed in the presence ...

Centre plans Metrolite in Tier-II, Tier-III cities

The government is set to bring in a new mass transport system — LRT-Metrolite for Tier-II and Tier-III cities. Metrolite will be dedicated rail corridors in cities and towns with tracks on surface (like railways) instead of elevated or underground stretches as is the case with Metro rail corridors across the country. The urban affairs ministry has prepared the plan ...

Sign up to see more


By continuing, you agree to privacy policy