RBEI Tech Trends 2018 event organized by Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) has thrown light on growing importance for technology-driven urban mobility.
The event touched various subjects related to growing urbanization and related issues in connection with urban mobility.
Addressing the gathering,Vijay Ratnaparkhe, President and Managing Director of RBEI, said the government has been implementing several programmes to address issues related to urban mobility. RBEI has multiple solutions to address the issues raising in urban mobility sector.
With global economic growth, Ratnaparkhe said the traffic flow increases and tremendous improvement in the quality and operational effectiveness of transport and power sectors is needed.
In 2007, he said more people lived in cities than in rural areas for the first time. By 2030, 5-billion people or 60 percent of the global population will live in cities. Emerging countries will have highest urbanization share, especially in Asia Pacific.
The over 65-year age group is growing twice as fast as others and the population levels will be at 11 billion by 2100.
He also stressed upon the urgent requirement of addressing urban mobility and transport system issues as to match the growing population in urban areas. .
Endorsing this, R K Shenoy, Senior Vice President, RBEI, said 2016 was the world’s hottest year with record breaking 51.0 degrees C in Phalodi, Rajasthan and 54.0 degrees C in Mitribah, Kuwait.
Global energy consumption will increase by up to 46 percent by 2060. Buildings are the largest energy consumer.
More than 40 percent of the world’s population will be living in the areas with severe water stress in 2050. Around 92 percent of people live in areas where air pollution is above safe limits.
Later the panel discussion conducted as part of the event has thrown more light on raising issues in urban mobility and solutions available from the technology leaders like RBEI.
Participating in the panel, Ravichandar V, CMD of Feedback Business Consulting Services, said there should be integration between the government departments while implementing urban mobility related programmes.
Ravichandar has also stressed upon the government to take data-based decisions to yield long term benefits from urban related schemes. He talked in detail about many aspects including parking, traffic regulation and solutions to check road rules violations with the support of technology-driven solutions.
Another panelist Pragyal Singh, Associate Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP has highlighted various measures that could be effectively implemented in the road transport sector to ease the traffic and effective implementation of urban infrastructure.
REBI has also showcased a variety of its latest automotive technologies and smart solutions in the event. The products like Embedded Engine Control Unit for Diesel Engines and Electronic Control Units (ECUs) used in motorcycles, commercial vehicles and cylinder application has attracted the attention of the visitors.