CRIS Hopes to Integrate GPS Tracking Devices in Mumbai Trains By 2013

Australian Boy Hit by Train

Mumbai, India becomes the next big city to discuss GPS tracking of their commuter trains, setting the goal of possible fleet-wide installation by 2013. This will help passengers better use the world’s fourth largest network of railways, although the plan is still merely a topic of debate for officials. The Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) worked together to come up with a report detailing a GPS tracking solution with the hope of making future rail travel easier and more convenient for passengers. The GPS tracking system they are considering will provide preciseRead More

Mumbai Pothole App is Unsuccessful

Road maintenance seems to be a problem all over the world. In Mumbai, officials have developed an app to enlist the public’s help. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) teamed with a private developing firm, called Probity Soft, to create a web and mobile application that would allow citizens to report potholes and other road condition problems directly to agency in charge of making road repairs. The app uses GPS location data of smart phones to log the exact location of the problem. Unfortunately, a month after its launch, there have been zero reports submitted. The app was launched on NovemberRead More