A special session on ‘Women, Cities and Transport’ explored inter-related themes like Women, Mobility, City Planning, Policies and Technology.
The stage is already set for Smart Mobility 2019. To be held in November next year in Mumbai, the twin expos are designed to be even bigger than this one with newer content & sessions and with a focus on Future Mobility.
In the coming years smart mobility will be driven by connected and autonomous vehicles & electric vehicles, global system integration,. navigational & control technology, geospatial solutions, accuracy of mapping, innovations in safety/ security for roads & railways, integrated communications, multiple shared mobility options, big data analytics, cloud technology, high speed rail solutions…
Visitors and Views
Technology existed but there was no appropriate platform to showcase traffic solutions. TrafficInfraTech Expo is an umbrella for displaying solutions like Highway Traffic Management, Transport Management and other related technologies. Such solutions will sensitise the policymakers and even road-users to adopt these technologies. The most important part in view of congestion and ever-increasing vehicular growth is to have an efficient technology/ solution for transport whether it is in toll collection, movement or utilisation of GPS. And the Expo has been able to put on display these solutions.
I found the interlocking temporary barriers unique, which can interlock and cover up a pot-hole. We had only heard about the alchometer, but I saw an interesting solution for testing the drug levels. These were good solutions, but we can enforce only when we measure. If solutions are available, it can pave a new way for enforcement.
Joint Secretary Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
Smart Mobility Expo is a wonderful initiative by the organizer. The seminar sessions were very interactive and fruitful. This was the right platform to convey government policies and show the larger picture of the road and highway projects undertaken by the government.
J K Goyal
Chief General Manager (Technical), National Highways Authority of India