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Congestion at intersections is an ever-present headache, and road authorities across the globe have sought to develop and adopt Intelligent Transport System (ITS) solutions to reduce such congestion. The application of ITS is seen as a proactive approach to reduce traffic congestion, improve journey times and improve the safety of motorists. ITS is a broad...
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Speed has been identified as a key risk factor in road traffic injuries, influencing both the risk of a road crash as well as the severity of the injuries that result from crashes. In high-income countries such as the UAE, speed contributes to about 30% of deaths on the road. At SMC, we are using data...
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There are a lot of questions revolving around COVID-19 and its potential impact on various realms of life. One such question is its impact on our daily commute and the potential changes in travel behaviour. What will the impact be on transit in particular? Will we see a sudden influx of cars on the road?...
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, governments worldwide have implemented strong measures to counteract its spread. In Dubai, these measures have included social distancing (#StayHome), lockdowns and curfews. Meanwhile, many businesses observing the impact of COVID-19 in countries such as Italy, Spain, Iran and the UK implemented work-from-home opportunities even before these government initiatives...
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