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NEC helps India develop intelligent transportation
- August 4, 2020
- Steve Rogerson
Japanese technology giant NEC and Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC), part of the India Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, are developing and delivering intelligent mobility in rural and urban India.
Under the agreement, NEC India and UMTC will work on transport-related system integration projects that benefit state governments, local administrations and smart city projects around the country. The collaboration will also provide end-to-end services, including planning and development, procurement of fleets, funding assistance, and implementation of intelligent transportation management systems (ITMS) for state road transport corporations and other public transport operators.
The joint offerings should also benefit fleet operators who are looking for consulting services that include planning and selection of the most appropriate service and vendor.
Leveraging its track record in implementing ITMS for the public transport domains in India and around the world, NEC will provide ICT offerings such as software as a service (SaaS), mobility as a service (MaaS) and data as a service (DaaS) to enable a seamless, end-to-end multimodal travel experience for both inter and intra city commuters across India.
“We are delighted to collaborate with UMTC to offer smart mobility in India,” said Pankaj Bhatiya, general manager of NEC’s transportation business in India. “Being an experienced player in the public transport and mobility domain, UMTC will guide us to offer globally proven mobility for public transportation. I am confident that this partnership will help the state road transport corporations and other public transport operators across India and upcoming smart city projects in streamlining their public transportations operations by efficiently using their assets and resources. We are thankful to UMTC for affirming their faith in us through this partnership.”
In public transportation, NEC has delivered bus rapid transit projects in major cities across India, including Ahmedabad, Pune and Surat. The company has also implemented services under its ITMS portfolio consisting of an automatic vehicle location system, passenger information system, vehicle planning scheduling and dispatch, and depot management system. NEC currently manages a fleet of more than 4000 public buses in India and contributes to the bus operators’ reduced running cost and increased revenue.
NEC has also implemented its ICT-based smart city technology for the Hubballi Dharwad Smart City project and is working on the Kalyan-Dombivli Smart City project to provide intelligent traffic management incorporating AI-based video analytics.
Headquartered in Japan, NEC started operations in India in the 1950s. NEC in India expanded its business from telecommunications to public safety, logistics, transportation, retail, finance, unified communication and IT platforms, serving across governments, businesses and individuals. It has a centre of excellence for analytics platforms, big data, biometrics, mobile and retail.