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IT Madras and HSSL develop Intelliseat™ for road safety

Using the technology and knowhow developed by the Rehabilitation Bioengineering Group, Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras, road safety enhancing products will be developed by the Institute and Harita Seating Systems Limited (HSSL). Called Intelliseat™, it has been developed for commercial use. The products under the initiative will be viable and cost-effective. Intelliseat™ monitors the driver 24×7 and operates independently. ...

Google Maps helps you find your parked car

A new feature introduced on Google Maps helps you find your parked car just in case you forget the bay you parked it in. All the Android users have to do is tap the blue dot and then tap “Save your parking”. The location of the parked car then gets added to the map. Google gave this information on a ...

Srinagar to have multi-level parking complex

Two multi-level parking complexes, initiated at Sheikhbagh and Old State Motor Garages Complex in Srinagar will provide a parking facility for 1100 vehicles when completed. The complexes will have six floor ramps and are being built at a cost of Rs 55 crore.

New Railway initiatives

Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Railways, recently flagged off a few important railway initiatives via video conferencing. These include Visatadome Coach and Mechanized Laundry under BOOT Model at Visakhapatnam and Life Line Express at Sindhudurg Maharashtra. He did this through Rail Sadan, Bhubaneshwar where he laid the foundation stone. With features like rotable seats, GPS based info system, glass roof ...

MoRTH signs MoU to set up CATTS

The Road Ministry, through the Indian Academy of Highway Engineers and University of New South Wales, recently signed a MOU to set up a Centre for Advanced Transportation Technology and Systems. CATTS, in this smart transportation project, has three-pronged work cut out for itself: Accelerate the evaluation and adoption of new transportation technologies and explore market opportunities for them in ...

Korea to help a smart city in Kalyan-Dombivli

Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra will be helped to build its smart city of 15,000 houses by the Land & Housing Corporation (LH) of South Korea. The 2.5sqkm of land for the project will be supplied free by the Corporation. New Kalyan, about 30km east of Mumbai, is one of the 100 smart cities being planned. LH is expecting ...

Avery Dennison introduces Conspicuity Tape in Africa

Recently, Avery Dennison participated in an event in Tanzanian organized by The International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva, together with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union (AU), and the Tanzanian Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication. The regional seminar was titled ‘Fast Tracking Road Safety Initiatives in Africa: An Inescapable Necessity.’ One of the major reasons of ...

Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit (IITLS)

IITLS organised by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in New Delhi from May 3-5 discussed the ways to improve India’s poor logistics performance index due to an unfavourable modal mix of transport and a lack of seamless intermodal connectivity. Speaking at the opening session, Minister Nitin Gadkari said that one of the major impediments to growth in India ...

India will manufacture coaches for Metro

In an interesting development, Alstom and Bombardier will use highly skilled Indian engineers and skilled labour for building and exporting the coaches for Metro. The first project will be Alstom’s Sydney (Australia) project that will receive railway coaches from India. These coaches will be made at the company’s manufacturing hub in South India. Alstom is eyeing the markets in Southeast ...

MMRDA signs deal with JICA for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has signed an agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency for the disbursement of the first tranche of `7,910 Cr for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link. According to UPS Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner of MMRDA, the contractors for the project have been shortlisted and they have been issued Request for Proposal for the execution of the project. The ...

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