Thursday , 14 November 2019

Tag Archives: smart cities

Govt approves 5,595 e-buses

The Central Government has cleared the way for 5,595 electric buses for inter- and intra-city transportation in 64 cities. The move is expected to give a boost to the government’s initiative on giving a thrust to last-mile connectivity and continued pressing for electric mobility. Among the major cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad got the highest number of buses ...

Due to ITMS a sense of order is developing on the Indian roads’

What are the various opportunities for surveillance players in the Smart Cities Mission? Given India’s burgeoning urban population and the limited infrastructure, smart cities utilise technology to improve the quality of life for citizens. Surveillance is one of the key features in the success of any smart city. ‘Smartness’ of a city lies in information gathering, storing, distribution and its ...

Foundation stone laid for Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

Union Minister for Roads and Transport Nitin Gadkari recently laid the foundation stone for the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway which will reduce the travel time between the two major cities to just 12 hours. The expressway will have eight lanes and will be access-controlled to speed up freight movement. It will also have four multilevel interchanges. To ease travel, the Expressway will ...

Standardised Common Service Layer in IoT Applications

The debate regarding IoT and ITS have been going on for ages. IoT and ITS  have largely evolved as two separate streams within both standards and industry initiatives. Today, as most of the cars have sensors, microcomputers and communication devices fitted into them, IoT has become deeply rooted in ITS – in particular cooperative and connected automated mobility – to give ...

Smart Cities
India’s Journey of Urban Transformation

About 55% of the world’s population today lives in urban areas. In India it is 34% increase of about three percentage points since the 2011 Census. It was well assimilated by our policy makers that managing this urbanisation in a smart way shall provide for a significant opportunity for renewing the cities to become growth engines and leapfrog Indian economy ...

How do we tackle congestion?

A case for ITMS platforms presented by Dr Rajesh Krishnan, CEO, ITS Planners and Engineers Pvt Ltd Our Smart Cities programme is now nearly four years old. A number of cities have already implemented ITS systems or are in the process of doing so at the cost of taxpayers’ money. It is in public interest to make sure that these ...

Smart Cities Control Centre for MP

The Madhya Pradesh government has launched the country’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for seven smart cities in Bhopal. The cities under Smart City Mission are Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Satna, and Sagar. The ICCC would enable the authorities to monitor the status of various smart civic amenities in real-time through the sensors connected to it. The ...

AI: Transforming the Transportation Ecosystem

AI is any behaviour that is apparently intelligent carried out by machines rather than the kinds of natural intelligence. Forms of problem solving and even ‘learning’ in a sense are often considered artificial intelligence. Examples of successful AI include machines that can understand human speech, drive cars etc. AI: Optimizing Infrastructure for Cities The concept of artificial intelligence goes all ...

Sensing for Safety

Today, almost every Indian megacity is experiencing traffic congestion and its subsequent problems. Ever increasing transportation needs of the exploding urban population cannot be met perpetually as the available land mass does not change. Thus, the need of the hour is to reshape the transportation networks and infrastructure available in Indian cities. Introduction of Intelligent Transportation Networks offer a viable ...

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