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27 Feb 2017

UITP MONTREAL SUMMIT TO FOCUS ON DIGITALIZATION

UITP MONTREAL SUMMIT TO FOCUS ON DIGITALIZATION Two trends that are promising to transform the world of urban mobility, mobility as a service and digitalization, will be under the spotlight at the upcoming UITP Global Public Transport Summit May 15 to 17 in Montréal. The Global Public Transport Summit, organized by UITP (the International Association of Public Transport), will focus in total on seven key trends and themes affecting urban mobility, under the slogan “Lead the TRANSITion,” reflecting the rapid changes underway in urban mobility.

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09 Jan 2017

VOLVO AND INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE TIE-UP FOR SMOOTH AND CLEAN TRANSPORT

An MoU in this regard was signed between Volvo Group India and IISc earlier this month that will allow IISc scientists and Volvo engineers to look at developing such a sophisticated communication system as well as video analytics. This will be facilitated through a scientifically elaborate method of vehicle movement on state and national highways, called ‘platooning’.

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03 Jan 2017

DRIVERLESS PLATOONS COULD SAVE TIME AND FUEL

DRIVERLESS PLATOONS COULD SAVE TIME AND FUEL Engineers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have studied a simple vehicle-platooning scenario and determined the best ways to deploy vehicles in order to save fuel and minimize delays. Their analysis shows that relatively simple, straightforward schedules may be the optimal approach for saving fuel and minimizing delays for autonomous vehicle fleets. The findings may also apply to conventional long-distance trucking and even ride-sharing services.

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03 Nov 2016

BOSCH VISIONX WILL TURN ROADS INTO DATA HIGHWAYS

BOSCH VISIONX WILL TURN ROADS INTO DATA HIGHWAYS Bosch presented recently 40-ton smart device in the form of a truck tractor – all part of its VisionX concept study on the future of commercial vehicles. “Connected, electrified, and automated – that’s the future of trucks and buses. And that’s what Bosch has encapsulated in VisionX,” says Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. One of the many technologies envisaged in VisionX is platooning. Besides making life easier for drivers on long journeys, this also represents a significant safety improvement. What’s more, platooning offers a major boost to transport efficiency.

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