Thursday , 14 November 2019

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Car tests made mandatory

With popular models from major auto makers failing crash tests, the Indian road ministry has made basic side and frontal crash tests mandatory for all new models by 2017, and for the existing ones by 2019, to decide the ‘crashworthiness’ and level of safety an automobile can offer. Moreover, the tests will no longer have to be taken outside the ...

Road safety programme by IRTE & GoodYear India

In a bid to promote safe driving in India, tyre major Goodyear, in association with the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), had initiated a unique road safety programme, ‘Safer Roads, Safer You.’ The focus of this initiative was to train 2,400 drivers in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai till March. The participating drivers were also given an incentive of `500 along ...

Vehicle Mileage Star-Ratings

The government is planning to display tamper proof stickers mentioning star-ratings on all cars. The draft notification mentions that every manufactured or imported vehicle carrying less than nine persons including the driver shall affix the fuel economy star rating (FESR). The government has worked out a formula for calculating the mileage according to the quantity of fuel consumed by a ...

THRSL develops driver drowsiness detection system

Gurgaon-based Hi-tech Robotic Systemz Ltd (THRSL) has developed an indigenous drowsiness alert system which will help reduce the threat of road accidents caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel. The safety device, Novus Aware, now undergoing tests, has the capability to send vehicle and driver attention data for central monitoring via the cloud. Essentially, Novus Aware is a vision-based ...

MMR to get elevated corridor

The state government has envisaged an elevated corridor of 21 km—probably one of the longest ones in the world—in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The flyover is considered as the first step towards building the multi-crore Mumbai-Nagpur super-highway that will start near Kalyan. The state government and the Centre have jointly decided to construct a six-lane Mumbai-Nagpur super-highway at a cost ...

Parking Solution for Coimbatore

The Coimbatore-based Sieger has partnered with Hercules Parking, Australia, and evolved a technology-driven parking solution for a prominent textile retail business store in Coimbatore. The integrated ‘puzzle parking system’ eased the pressure on parking by expanding a street-level parking space meant for 12 to 15 cars to a 60-unit car park. It is designed to go vertically up to five ...

Parking Solutions for J&K

PJ Techno Consultants has joined hands with Pune based Automation Consultancy and Korea based DRS Parking to provide automated parking solutions in J&K. These parking systems require a very small land footprint and are equipped with a built in turntable which facilitates the safe and convenient retrieval of the vehicle. Besides being a reliable and economic solution, it increases parking ...

Mumbai launches alcohol booths to curb drink driving

Mumbai’s Traffic Department has launched alcohol booths which will be installed at bars and pubs across the city. The booth will give the breath alcohol content of a person who blows into it. If the reading is above permissible limits, the person can call a cab or driver.

NH-8 traffic updates to be aired

Concerned about rising complaints regarding regular traffic snarls on NH-8, the state ministry will now seeking regular traffic updates from Millennium City Expressways Private Limited (MCEPL) and air them on radio. The updates will include details of traffic flow, heavy traffic on particular spots and vehicle breakdowns on the carriageway and service lanes, if any. Information will be collected for ...

Passenger amenity centre for bus passengers at Yelahanka

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation recently opened a new passenger amenity centre for bus passengers at Yelahanka of North Bengaluru. Spread over one acre area, the centre has parking space for cars and two wheelers in the basement in area of 26,468 sqft. There are three bus bays, traffic control room and bus pass counter. As many as 41 routes ...

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