Saturday , 20 April 2019

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Mangala Chandran

A number of innovative forces are coming together to define the future of mobility; right from electrification of vehicles, superfast transportation- both ground and underground- flying cars, to autonomous & connected cars or robocars. Frost and Sullivan forecasts eight million semi- and highly automated vehicles to enter the market within the next 10 years. Fully automated cars are expected to be commercialised by 2030, representing an annual revenue opportunity of $60 billion. Smart cities & future mobility go handin- hand and companies & town planners are investing aggressively in mobility innovations.

McKinsey research finds that approximately two in five customers are willing to switch car brands for better connectivity features. Developments and improvements will soon shift the connectivity experience from reactive to predictive, says the report. Occupants will be afforded personalized infotainment through voice and hand gestures — in effect, a dialogue with the vehicle to receive proactive recommendations on services and functions. By the early 2020s, connectivity systems will become a ‘virtual chauffeur,’ in which cognitive artificial intelligence (AI) can anticipate and fulfil riders’ needs. Experts say that the logistics industry will be the first sector to fully embrace autonomous vehicles. Taxi’s and people movers will be the other big area.

The concept of future mobility is also influenced by social trends along with technological trends. In India too, we are moving towards last mile connectivity solutions like car/ride/bike sharing and automated parking.

This issue of TrafficInfraTech magazine looks at how technology is changing the way we look at video security. More than just capturing the images, the cameras are serving as optimized eye and are becoming a vital part of traffic infrastructure and management. We are also bringing to the readers the interesting discussion on Public Transport in terms of buses that was held during the Smart Mobility Expo held in Mumbai last year.



This issue of TrafficInfraTech magazine is for the Smart Mobility 2018 which received acclaim from both the exhibitors and the visitors alike. The highpoint was the opportunity it provided for the right exhibitors to meet up with the right solution seekers.

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This issue of TrafficInfraTech magazine is for the Smart Mobility 2018 which received acclaim from both the exhibitors and the visitors alike. The highpoint was the opportunity it provided for the right exhibitors to meet up with the right solution seekers.

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We are excited for two reasons. TrafficInfraTech has completed seven years of publication and with this issue, it is entering the eight year. Being the premier publication to look at Traffic Technology and Infrastructure comprehensively, it has garnered wider readership and acceptance.

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As the vehicular traffic is increasing, Indian urban areas are facing the biggest issue of adequate parking space. Understandably, the planners of the new smart cities are predicting the increase in demand for surface parking and taking into account the various options for providing workable solutions.

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The future transportation is poising towards a big change that would be system level focused, connected, automated, integrated and would influence the different aspects of our lives. The focus stories in this issue of TrafficInfraTech precisely touches upon concepts like connected mobility, electric mobility and the multimodal integration from the perspective of end-users. However, to achieve these goal different agencies and departments need to work together.

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After being held in New Delhi and Mumbai from 2011, TrafficInfraTech Expo and Parking Infratech Expo were taken to Hyderabad this year and the shows did meet the expectations of the different stakeholders. A perfect blend of business and knowledge sharing was achieved with the participation of high-level officials from both the public and private sectors: The Government officials, the Police, Technology providers, Consultants and Industry experts…

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JUNE – JULY 2017

The Smart Mobility event (September 13-15, Hyderabad) with two very important Expos – TrafficInfraTech Expo and Parking Infratech Expo – is just around the corner. As the expos are designed to integrate the multiple areas of traffic/ transport and parking management, this issue of Trafficinfratech also looks at these in national and international perspectives.

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APRIL – MAY 2017

Has the word ‘smart’ been overused? Is it time to move on? Apparently not. Greenfield smart cities will be in the making for many years and the best option perhaps is to get deeper into the concept which is a smart combination of various independent & self decisive components connected through technology. TrafficInfraTech spoke to different smart city consultants to understand the process of connecting the transport/ mobility part to other vital components.

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One of the main components of the integrated development of India’s smart cities in the making is Smart Traffic & Transport. In fact this is the main focus, as facilitating the movement of citizens within the city via transport network is necessary to a city’s economical and social growth.

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DEC 2016 – JAN 2017

India is expected to leapfrog the world in digital payment technology said, industry experts at a Huddle 2017 session on “Cashless India: A road map for the future. Going cashless is imperative for India to ignite growth among 400 million people. Mobile technologies and services are set to give a sense of comfort for the people especially while travelling.

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