BRP pushes the limits once again with three major innovations for 2017

ORLANDO, FL – August 17, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BRP (TSX: DOO) unveiled many new products last night to a group of dealers from more than 60 countries. Three notable innovations were the Can-Am Maverick X3 model, an all new side-by-side vehicle specifically designed for extreme powersports, the Sea-Doo Spark TRIXX PWC, a new way […]

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Goodbye to traffic jams at Gurgaon; City to get Intelligent Traffic Management System to avoid traffic jams

We earlier discussed that traffic management systems will become a multi billion dollar industry and now in line with our thoughts in the previous post comes this news. As reported by The Times of India , Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon partnered with a Japanese firm to deploy Smart Grid System for traffic management. The firm will install Integrated Intelligent Traffic System at various crossings.

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Image source: whatsuplife.in

The project is likely to commence by the end of this month and intelligent signals will be installed at three crossings in the pilot phase. These include the Genpact crossing on the Golf Course road, Ghata crossing and Kachra Chowk on the Gurgaon-Faridabad road.

The routes will have induction loops, which are coils of ropes embedded under the roads. Whenever a vehicle will pass over the loop, it will induce a current based on the speed of the vehicle, which will further send a pulse to the traffic signal controller to show the presence of an approaching vehicle. And this will initiate a traffic signal change process.

Additionally, LED screens will be installed at a distance of about 400 metres from each crossing to avoid bumper-to-bumper traffic. Infrared camera sensors with WiFi connections will be installed with the streetlights, which will relay live traffic information to control rooms. The controller will then flash traffic information on the LED screens with messages like — ‘Please take a diversion, heavy traffic ahead’.

“For three months, traffic at these three crossings will be managed through IITS, by tweaking time intervals of traffic signals to predict best possible routes, and by modelling optimal traffic flows,” a senior MCG official told The Times of India.

Here’s hoping that this innovative transport infrastructure will help Gurgaon residents save time and maintain a stress-free routine for their daily commutes.

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Udyog Vihar area in Gurgaon. Image source : whatsuplife.in

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Tesla P90D vs Rimac Concept One vs LaFerrari [quarter-mile][video]

British racer and YouTuber Archie Hamilton went all the way to Croatia in order to put a Tesla Model S P90D and a LaFerrari against Rimac’s Concept_One on the 1/4 mile. Unsurprisingly for those familiar with the all-electric Concept_One, it easily won all the runs.

Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac commented on the comparison with the Model S and admitted that it’s not really a fair one:

“Being a family sedan with lots of space and in a completely different price category, this comparison isn’t really fair. But in terms of performance, the Tesla it is the closes thing to the Concept_One in the electric car world. It is an impressive car and performs very well at low speeds. On a full ¼ mile, the difference between the Tesla and the Concept_One is quite large.”

The Model S weighs ~500 kg more than the Concept_One and as Rimac pointed out, it’s not really in the same segment or price range. The Model S P90D costs about $130,000, while the Concept_One costs $980,000.

The Concept_One can accelerate from 0 to 61 mph (100 km/h) in 2,69 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 9,92 seconds.

Rimac explained how he thinks his Concept_One managed to beat the LaFerrari and the Model S:

  1. Tons of power and torque. With four motors outputting 1.600 Nm at almost 0 speed and well over 1.000 hp, the Concept_One has enough torque and power to keep its tires busy even at high speeds.
  2. Cooling. The Concept_One has seven independent cooling systems and several smaller sub-systems. We have worked really hard to maximize the performance for track use and not just for a couple of acceleration runs.
  3. Gearbox. Each of the four motors is connected to an independent gearbox. While the front motors have single-ratio reduction gearboxes, each rear motor has its own two-speed dual-carbon-clutch gearbox. This helps us to have great acceleration while also having a very high top speed. Most importantly, it allows the Concept_One to accelerate very quickly even at high speeds.

The Concept_one has been in limited-production since 2014. It’s not clear how many they have delivered so far, but the company says they have delivered the one in the video to a customer in the US after filming.

via: Electrek

Logistics Startup Rivigo placed order for 1200 Ahok Leyland trucks; Disrupting the industry with it’s unique “Driver Relay Model”

The freshly placed order expands Rivigo’s fleet size to 2700 trucks making it one of  the India’s top five surface transport companies.

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Technology-enabled logistics start-up Rivigo has ordered 1,200 medium and heavy commercial vehicles from Ashok Leyland for its pan-India fleet.
The company, which had raised $40 million in largely equity financing till date from SAIF Partners with a small component of venture debt funding from speciality debt financing firm Trifecta Capital, said its fleet size will increase by 80 per cent with the latest order to 2,700 vehicles in the next 6-7 months.
Rivigo Founder and Chief Executive Officer Deepak Garg today said: “This order is a testimony of our commitment to offer the best in services and thus create value for our customers.”

Founded in 2014 by Deepak Garg and Gazal Kalra, Rivigo is disrupting the sector with its unique “Driver Relay Model” and cutting edge technology to consistently provide unparalleled delivery times to clients which is 50%-70% lesser while improving quality of life of truck drivers. Rivigo is disrupting the logistics industry by extensively using “Internet of Things” to unlock higher levels of operational efficiency, while creating customized, dynamic, and automated services for its customers. Rivigo’s clients leverage its reduced Turn Around Time (TAT) and reliability to reinvent their business models – serving new markets, reducing inventory and significantly cutting down cost to serve their customers. The unparalleled value that Rivigo has brought to the table for its clients is finding tremendous traction with companies.

via: Business Standard