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Agreement for the Centre for Advanced Transportation Technology and Systems (CATTS)

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    17th Jul, 2021

Context

The Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (IAHE), under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH), has signed an agreement with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia for setting up a Centre for Advanced Transportation Technology and Systems (CATTS) at IAHE, Noida.

About the CATTS agreement

  • CATT is to be created to respond to the significant changes brought about by the increasing use of advanced technologies in the transportation field.
  • It will provide a bridge between the intelligent transportation systems community, the information technology community, and other disciplines essential to the successful application of ITS.
  • The Agreement is for a project for capacity building, technology transfer, and creation of enabling environment for the establishment of CATTS in IAHE.
  • The UNSW will also deliver a course, certified by it, on smart transport systems and modeling.

The broad scope of CATTS is in the following areas:

  • Building India-specific Macro Model (Computable Equilibrium Model) for entire Nation Highway network and in-principle National Highways by UNSW, including coding of simulation software, calibration & validation, and scenario analysis.
  • Building India-specific Urban Pervasive Data Model for City by UNSW including coding of simulation software, calibration & validation, and scenario analysis.
  • It will also promote industries and startups from Australia and India in the transportation sector, including opportunities for innovation, research, and development of advanced transport systems.