Goa’s fish export ban is an ecological, not economic crisis that technology can solve

Lighter net hauls and higher prices have initiated a fish-export ban debate in Goa. The state relies heavily on seafood as a dietary staple for locals as well as a culinary attraction for six million tourists a year. The rising expense of a quotidian meal has made fish prices the crux of campaign platforms across … Continue reading “Goa’s fish export ban is an ecological, not economic crisis that technology can solve”

Blockchain threatens trillion-dollar intermediary market in trucking

Deficiencies in transportation frameworks, specifically in trucking, have posed lucrative opportunities for intermediaries. The global brokerage market clocks trillions in cash flows between parties. Blockchain may not render this ubiquitous behemoth obsolete overnight. However, the technology’s quantum of transparency in automated and secure informational exchange, foretell the approaching end of emissaries in trucking. Transport and … Continue reading “Blockchain threatens trillion-dollar intermediary market in trucking”

Autonomous vehicles will make truck drivers more like airline pilots

Troy Clarke, the CEO of Navistar – an American holding company with a vast portfolio of vehicle manufacturing firms including commercial truck and diesel engine makers – addressed a Senate panel to assert that autonomous vehicle technology will not replace truck drivers but rather command higher skilled drivers. “Personally, I believe drivers will become more … Continue reading “Autonomous vehicles will make truck drivers more like airline pilots”

Google Street View: How algorithms index the physical world

Google Street View, the tech mammoth’s decade-old project, has captured panoramas of over 10 million miles of roads in 80 billion images from 85 countries and made it available online for public view. The mega-database, growing at expedited rates, will rocketeer Google’s already extensive conventional mapping data. Rather than simply pinpointing a street address in … Continue reading “Google Street View: How algorithms index the physical world”

NITI Aayog signs pact with IRF for Intelligent Transport Systems


The NITI Aayog has signed a National ITS policy agreement with Geneva-based International Road Federation. They will work together to draft a policy framework which will cover sectors including traffic management, parking management, electronic enforcement of traffic and regulations, fleet management and monitoring and innovation and education in the field of ITS in India. “The … Continue reading “NITI Aayog signs pact with IRF for Intelligent Transport Systems
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