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China Deploys an Online Platform for Public Feedback on Transportation

May 30, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

On Sunday, Yin Jialun, a sophomore at Tsinghua University in Beijing, cycled in and around the campus, collecting information on cycling facilities in the community he is most familiar with. He found out that part of a bike lane was blocked by road construction.…

Sri Lanka Environmental Authority to Monitor Noise from Vehicles

May 29, 2012 - in Sensors, Transportation

The Central Environment Authority (CEA) of Sri Lanka is to commence noise level monitoring soon after amending the Motor Traffic Act. CEA Chairman, Charitha…

UK Department for Transport Hands Over Street Designation Repository to GeoPlace

May 24, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Local knowledge and control of roads reduces traffic jams, enabling easier flow of people and vehicles through the road system. From April 2012, government…

New Smart Sensors Can Count Mobile Devices

May 22, 2012 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Detecting how many people or vehicles are in a certain place is a difficult task that in the past has been addressed by using expensive and limited video camera image analysis; now with the Smartphone expansion everybody has a mobile device with Wifi or Bluetooth…

How Self-Driving Cars Could Reshape Our Cities

May 21, 2012 - in Transportation

Randal O’Toole suggests that self-driving cars will mean the death of mass transit. Matt Yglesias counters that the primary effect will be to dramatically reduce the number of parking spots. Here are some other likely effects on land use and commuting patterns.…

Bentley Introduces Shared ‘OpenRoads’ Information Modeling Functionality

May 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

Bentley Systems, Incorporated introduced, at this gathering of infrastructure professionals from around the world, the shared OpenRoads information modeling functionality in its InRoads, GEOPAK, and MXROAD V8i (SELECTseries 3) products for roadway design.…

Bentley Introduces Shared 'OpenRoads' Information Modeling Functionality

May 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

Bentley Systems, Incorporated introduced, at this gathering of infrastructure professionals from around the world, the shared OpenRoads information modeling functionality in its InRoads, GEOPAK, and MXROAD V8i (SELECTseries 3) products for roadway design.…

3D Laser Mapping Supports Collision Investigators Online

May 17, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

3D Laser Mapping has launched a brand new website to support Police Collision Investigators. As the nationwide rollout of laser scanners continues, this valuable resource offers a secure online forum that allows Collision Investigators to communicate with…

Intelligent Vehicles to Return Revenues of Over $14bn by 2016

May 17, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Intelligent vehicles, through embedded connectivity, will be directly responsible for creating revenues of $14.4 billion by 2016, as existing telematics players extend to new geographical markets and expand their service models in the next five years, finds…

Spectra Precision Enables Electronic Center for Management of Geodata

Okręgowe Przedsiębiorstwo Geodezyjno-Kartograficzne (OPGK) a major survey firm working on road survey contracts across Poland is achieving significantly improved efficiencies using a newly developed Electronic Center for Management of Geodata (ECMG) to link…