Dhaval Desai, Managing Director, Trafitek Solutions Pvt Ltd, received good response too. “We are basically into urban and inter-urban traffic management solutions. We are partners of Swarco in India, which is one of the largest companies providing solutions for Smart Cities and Urban Traffic Management Solutions. At this Expo, we have launched emergency phones with cameras and integrated parking system in which we have integrated our VMS solutions and parking systems at intersections where one will come to know about the available slots at the parking bay. We have received very good response for our new products in this exhibition”.
Dr -Ing Gerhard Ploss, Business Development-International Sales, Swarco Traffic Holding GmbH said, “Swarco is the market leader in ITS, Traffic Management and Road Safety. We found Indian market very fast growing and it is interesting for us. This Expo happened to be the right time to showcase our products and systems”.
Ian Mayhew, Head- Consultancy Services, Siemens UK found the range of topics at the conference very interesting. He said, “I particularly liked the presentation by Hyderabad police, wherein they spoke about their new projects. I presented on adaptive control system called SCOOT which takes real-time traffic information data to the centralized system and optimizes the splits of the green time phase, the cycle time which is the amount of time available and the offset which is the green time between two junctions. It is deployed around the world and Siemens is one of the only two or three companies that are able to sell it.
“We installed it in Delhi for the BRT project and faced a number of challenges. The traffic conditions are different from Europe where it is deployed as well. However, some of those are very adaptable systems and we are now looking at other cities in India who are interested in our system. We have had some good meetings over the last few days and some of those cities are very interested in adaptive control system. We went to some stalls at the Expo and found it interesting to see that their products are very similar to those that we see in Europe. I am also very interested in some of the developments that those companies are doing”.
Said RVenkatesh, Director & General Manager- South Asia, Magnetic Autocontrol Pvt Ltd, “We have been participating in TrafficInfraTech Expo for the last few years. We see it as an important platform for infrastructure business. In the last two years, Magnetic has also made its presence felt in the BRTS and MRTS projects. We are also looking at the Smart Cities with our parking solutions. TrafficInfraTech has provided us with a very important platform to exhibit some of our newer products and technologies. We are happy to launch our toll barrier which does not require any external power. The barrier drives fully on solar with 24V 7 Ah battery which is an important step undertaken by Magnetic towards greener environment. We also have an interesting portfolio for multimodal systems that integrates the parking, security and fare-collection business. We are happy to participate in the TrafficInfraTech Expo this year while we also do expect from the organizers to come up with yet newer technologies being used to promote such exhibitions”.
Said Senthil Mariappan, CEO, Datacorp, “We are the professional traffic data collection company for the whole country. In our country, we still follow the traditional methods but we use modern techniques and technologies that are being used in the international market to collect accurate data. India is a totally different and unique market. Here, one product cannot help solve the problem of providing accurate data. We bring different technologies and try to mix them to ensure that the complete data which comes out is accurate. Today, the world is moving towards real-time data collection. We have come up with innovative products like blue-tooth scanners and wi-fi scanners, where the data is collected in real-time and reported back to the control center for any action to be taken seriously. We also launched at the Expo, a new people scanner which counts people automatically whenever they enter any area.
“We have exhibited at TrafficInfraTech Expo for the third time. This show is very important for us because we meet all the key decision-makers. We made few good contacts at this show”.
Akhilesh Kumar Srivastava, Chief General Manager (IT) and COO – IHMCL, NHAI, National Highways Authority of India: “Smart Mobility Expo is a wonderful initiative by the organizer. Talking from NHAI perspective, we make roads but we tend to forget about the traffic management. 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. As I look after electronic toll collection, I was happy to find plenty of stalls dealing in RFID readers and equipment which are needed for the ETC lanes.
“We are giving a push to ETC and we submit a monthly report to the Prime Minister on it. Also, we are using the latest technologies for road construction”.