Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
China Made Pakistan’s First Remote Sensing Satellite Launch in 2018
KARACHI: China will construct and launch two remote sensing...
Satellite Tracking Centre ISTRAC Turns 40
ISTRAC, which shot into limelight as the nerve centre...
SpaceX to Launch NASA Ocean-Mapping Satellite
NASA has chosen Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX to launch a...
Remote Sensing Data to Reshape Australia
Barbara Harrison from Canberra-based Digital Concepts launched the first...
PES University to Launch Another Satellite
Barely a month, after 250 students launched a nano-satellite...
South Korea Refuses Using Local Mapping Data Due to Security Concerns; Google Disappointed
South Korea has refused to use local mapping data...
WWF-Pakistan Celebrates GIS Day
The Geographical Information System (GIS) laboratory of WWF-Pakistan celebrated...
United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-economic Development”
VIENNA, November 2016-  (UN Information Service) – More than...
State to Roll Out Joint Action Plan with Isro
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government is set to roll out...
Seoul to Decide Google’s Request for Map Data Next Week
The South Korean government will make a decision next...
DIMTS

All of the 55,000 existing auto-rickshaws, as well as 45,000 new such vehicles in Delhi are being required to be equipped with a GPS-enabled system, which allows for the central tracking of the location of every vehicle in real-time. The owners are required to pay Rs 13,500 for the GPS/GPRS two-way communication device that is also equipped with a printer for supplying a receipt that shows both the fare and the distance traveled. The system also includes a rider-facing panic button so that riders have a means to alert authorities if their safety is in jeopardy.

This Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system is also being extended to the entire fleet of 11,000 public transport buses in Delhi State, in part because of the gruesome rape that occurred on a bus in Delhi in December. The GPS enabled AVL allows real-time tracking of bus movement and provides information on its location. This information is then used along with other details such as the speed of the bus, the route followed etc to provide the passengers waiting at the bus stops with the expected arrival time of their bus. This information is displayed on LED boards installed at the bus stops as well as inside the buses.

IDFC, a private company focused on infrastructure development in India is at the center of this effort. With both bus and rickshaw deployment, this project is easily the largest public transit AVL system in the world.

Sources: DIMTSBBCForbes