Monday , 26 June 2017

Parking

Chinese cities and traffic management

As a tourist I visited Shanghai, Beijing and Xian recently. I found a few things which can be of direct interest to Mumbai and other cities in India: • The above cities have few flyovers but several long via-ducts with very efficient design which make a very positive use of space under the elevated roads. This is something very simple ...

Enabling Smart Parking

What is Get My Parking all about? ‘Get My Parking’ empowers self-driving users to search, book and navigate to parking areas easily, thereby saving time & fuel, and reducing congestion. While observing the South-East Asian market, co-founder Chirag Jain and I realized that technology was widely used to solve issues related to parking. But in India the parking industry has ...

Artificial intelligence will be the driving force soon

Dr Amalendu Chatterjee, Co-founder & VP-Technology, Eximsoft International argues in favour of Robust Web Parking Portal (RWPP) for the parking industry. “Incremental addition of technologies may add some values but a big structural overhaul with a long term vision is necessary”, he says in this detailed piece on autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence for a new parking business model. Thanks ...

BEST buses to run without conductors

Mumbai city is set to launch an Intelligent Transportation System that involves smart card-based access for passengers and ticket vending machines. The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking will procure 50 air-conditioned mini-buses with a capacity of 29 (22 seats and seven slots for standing passengers) each. The vehicles will be taken on a wet lease and specific routes ...

Electric taxi service to be launched in Nagpur

India’s first electric taxi project will be launched in Nagpur on May 24 by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkar; Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd will be providing 200 taxis for the project. The project will be undertaken by Nagpur Municipal Corporation. The plan comes against the backdrop of an ambitious government strategy for a mass shift to electric vehicles ...

NMRC to build parking lots in 21 Metro stations

Land earmarked for parking facilities at each of the 21 Metro stations along the 29.7-km Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor will soon be handed over by the Noida Authority to the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC). It was also decided that the parking facilities will now be developed by NMRC. Earlier, the Noida and Greater Noida Authorities were to develop the parking spaces besides integrating ...

ParkSafe app launched in Mohali

In order to deal with the problem of wrong and haphazard parking in Mohali city, the district police has come up with a mobile application. The police launched this app — ParkSafe — that can be downloaded free of charge on iOs and Android phones. The app will help users connect with the vehicle owner who has wrongly parked his ...

L&T to partner with Pune Smart City Project

Larsen & Toubro Ltd has bagged the contract as implementation partner of Pune Smart City project. It will implement various infrastructure projects as well as security and connectivity systems. The projects include high speed Wi-Fi services across the city, establishment of emergency call boxes and public address systems. To add better quality of life to residents, Pune Smart City SPV ...

World’s first 3D printed bridge opens in Madrid

A Madrid park made history with the installation of the first ever pedestrian bridge created from a 3D printer. The pioneering bridge was created by a team from the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, a Barcelona based research and education center that worked with a contingent of architects, mechanical & structural engineers, and municipal representatives to bring the design ...

Micro-surfacing for Highways

The Ministry has urged engineers and implementing agencies of national highways to adopt micro-surfacing for repairs and maintenance to improve skid resistance, surface durability, seal fine and medium cracks. It is applied when structurally sound pavement surface shows signs of premature ageing, aggregate loss, cracking, and high degree of polishing among others. The ministry has decided that microsurfacing may be ...