UMO Global Student Challenge 2013
Technohands For Congestion Control
What is the identified problem?
Every Indian spends his valuable time being in traffic congestion.Developing country like India loses Rs.60,000 crores a year due to congestion in traffic.The lose includes the wastage of fuel which is malignant to environment,waiting near the traffic signals.Death rate has also been increased due to improper approach to traffic regulations.
Brief about Solution
The traffic complexities on urban roads increase
alarming.The need to reduce complexities provides a way to increase the economy
of the country,reduction in wastage of time in traffic.This approach is a
non-interventional it don’t cause disturbance to the public.
A city with limited land has three main approaches to reduce traffic congestion:
1.Increase the capacity of existing roads.(This method can't be approached as it includes new construction )
2.Decrease traffic during peak hours.
3.Manage existing thoroughfares more efficiently.
Decreasing peak hour traffic :
>Encouraging the people to travel in public transport system by providing better facilities.
>Imposing taxes on private vehicle users(congestion pricing)
>Altering the mode of transport,time,route also reduces the traffic congestion(Triple convergence)
>Restriction of heavy vehicles/multi tandem vehicles
>Telecommuting allows people to perform job duties at home . Telecommuting are upto 20% productive.
By using general methods we can reduce traffic congestion by 33%.
Updating the traffic signals and synchronizing traffic signals can give a better solution to the traffic complexities.
Technological approaches to congestion control includes:
>Using GIS we can be able to find out best possible route to reach our destination with less congestion.
>Google has invented the self driven cars which can give better results to avoid traffic complexities.
>Virtual traffic lights operation involve as you approach an intersection your vehicle transmits the data related to speed and location to the nearby vehicles. Instead of seeing the traffic signals hanging in the intersection you see it on your windshield and stop and go according to it.
Short & Long term approaches:
>Carpooling, is to be followed by a group of people to travel in a mass transit to reach a same destination
>Proper maintenance of roads include repairing the roads, filling the potholes, proper drainage system.
>Planning Effective traffic management roads for better future
How well does the proposed solution enable great commuter experience?
Technohands for Congestion Control enable the commuter to get rid of wasting the time by waiting in congested traffic.The technological approaches makes the commuter to stay connected with the world.As this a non interventional manner it shall not disturb the daily lives of the people but only enhances them.
How attractive is this idea for partners from transportation, business, government, non profit or other sectors to get involved?
The idea is designed to be so attractive in view from all the sections of people.The government economy can be increased with the usage of mass transit system and if the number of public vehicles increases then there is a chance of employment .The business people can save their valuable time instead of wasting it in traffic congestion.The hike in petrol price will also be reduced.
Environmental impact, whether the proposed idea in predominantly service based without adding more physical structures
The basic idea of Technohands for Congestion Control is to promote the environmental friendly ideas.It is an non-interventional approach i.e it doesn't include new physical structures.And usage of mass transit system provides a solution to reduce fuel consumption and pollution when compared with the usage of private vehicles.
Dates & Deadlines
25-Sep-2013 :Deadline for Registration
30-Sep-2013 :Deadline for submitting your projects
01-Oct-2013 :Announcement of top 50 entries
03-Oct-2013 :Deadline to entroll Techease 2013
16-Oct-2013 :Deadline for voting by friends
17-Oct-2013 :Presentation of the 50 shortlisted projects at the TechEase at IIITHyderabad
19-Oct-2013 :Announcement of the final iINNOVATE prizes and award winners
26-Oct-2013 :Winners may present at IIMBangalore at UXINDIA’13 conference