Singapore to tide land and labour shortages with driverless buses by 2022

Image by: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Despite its dense population, Singapore’s articulate road and transport policies keep its roads less congested than most South Asian nations. In an effort to promote this efficiency as well as tackle land and labour shortages, the country has begun controlled testing of self-driving public buses in three neighbourhoods. The buses … Continue reading “Singapore to tide land and labour shortages with driverless buses by 2022”

World’s largest electric bus fleet to be operational by end of 2017

Shenzhen’s bus service has been transitioning to achieve a 100% operational electric fleet by the end of 2017 in order to deal with the city’s dire air quality. BYD, the company responsible for about 80% of the city’s buses became the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles exporting its products to over 200 cities across 5o … Continue reading “World’s largest electric bus fleet to be operational by end of 2017”

Centre to extend grants to cities looking to invest in EVs for mass transport

The government has invited proposals from cities with a population above 10 lakh to avail incentives up to Rs 105 crore under the FAME India scheme to promote mass adoption of electric vehicles in multi-modal public transport. The proposals will be selected based on parameters like the population of a city, its average pollution level, … Continue reading “Centre to extend grants to cities looking to invest in EVs for mass transport”

Luxurious catamarans to ferry passengers across cities in Goa

Drishti Marine managed by Goa’s premier lifeguard agency plans to operate ferries between a few prominent locations in Goa this November including one between the Goa Airport Ferry Terminal at Baina beach, Vasco to Panaji. “A free shuttle service will be available between the ferry terminal and the airport for the convenience of passengers,” G Ravi Shankar, … Continue reading “Luxurious catamarans to ferry passengers across cities in Goa”

BMTC hires innovation team to minimise risks with Intelligent Transport System data

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation spent INR 79 crore over the last four years to build Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) )technology that includes GPS vehicle tracking, a mobile application project, operational documentation module and ticketing facility. Over the years, BMTC has gathered invaluable information about optimal routes, peak activity times, and location-based passenger demand. However, … Continue reading “BMTC hires innovation team to minimise risks with Intelligent Transport System data”