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Should of built the Monorail..

How about double deck highway?

extend maybe another 1-2 lines of metro.

what about move some head quarters to other cities, so Tehran won't have everything.

Maybe have Isfahan as our 2nd capital?

First of all, it's should HAVE.

Secondly, monorails have consistently failed in every major city that they have been implemented in
 

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There are already several double level highways
They are expensive , not really a solution and ugly. Not to mention theh destroy urban layouts, pedestrianism, create sound polution etc

Its the cars that nust change. 10x more buses and metro trains and more lines. Education . Clean energy, better city layout (have several business/entertainment clusters) . Pedestrianization
 

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and why do we need these? if everything else was good this would make sense, these are great cars ,but its funny , because all of these cars are probably provided by a few import/export people who get budgets from the regime

they dont even want to ride their own cars, they tax them to "support" internal manufacturers then buy foreign cars (luxury types too, land cruisers are the higher end of toyota) themselves
 

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Chinese Corp. to Help Transform Tehran Into Smart City

T ehran Municipality and China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) signed a collaboration deal, as per which the Chinese state-owned firm will assist the municipality in transforming the capital into a smart city.

The deal was signed in late March in Tehran between Mahmoud Farjoud head of TM’s Information and Communication Technology Organization (TMICTO), Ali Niazi the municipality’s investment director and CETC representative Jing Xing.

CETC is a state-owned company established in 2002 active in fields of communications equipment, computers, electronic equipment, software development, research services, investment and asset management.

The Chinese entity, in addition to providing TM with research and development services, will help transform Tehran into a smart city, TMICTO website reported.

According to the organization, the agreement, among other things, will help increase the quality of much-needed urban services through employment of modern technologies and development of smart services.

During a two-day conference in March named Smart Tehran Congress, the mayor outlined the municipality’s plans for improving the quality of life in the sprawling metropolis of 12 million people and transforming the city into a smart city.

Regarding urban hazards and problems, Mohammad Ali Najafi said transforming metropolises into smart cities is inevitable and meticulous planning for the development of smart cities is necessary to make urban areas livable again. “Sustainable growth will not be possible without transforming Tehran into a smart city,” he stressed.

According to the mayor, the transformation will also help augment transparency in urban management. He added that the transformation is crucial to making Tehran more livable and human-oriented.

Developing the technological infrastructure is part of the transformation process, but public participation is essential to the development of smart cities, he told the conferees.

“People from all walks of life should contribute to the development of smart cities and the vast potential of the younger generation, the private sector, and academia must be mobilized in the process.”

He called on startups and knowledge-based firms to do their fair share in paving the way for the creation and development of smart cities.

According to Najafi, one of the key elements in the transformation procedure is making high-speed Internet available to everyone.

On the sidelines of the congress, Iranian mobile operators MTN-Irancell and Mobile Communication Company of Iran unveiled new services which can assist the municipality towards transforming Tehran into an efficient and functioning modern city. Startups and knowledge-based firms showcased services related to sustainable urban development and application of smart technologies.

Those living in Tehran are grappling with various hardships including suffocating air pollution and nerve-racking and time-consuming traffic jams.

With thousands of premature pollution-related deaths every year, Iran is among the top five countries in terms of air pollution mortality. The latest statistics from Ministry of Health indicate that during the previous fiscal that ended in March, close to 12,798 pollution-related deaths were recorded with one-third of the number in Tehran.

the municipality estimates that 19 million daily trips are made in the capital on any working day. It is often said that the metropolis lacks enough and efficient public transport and cannot handle the heavy load to which there is no end in sight.

Application of modern technologies like remote controlling systems and increasing access to services via the Internet and eventually transforming Tehran into a smart city can and must help the authorities to address the numerous problems.

https://financialtribune.com/articl...corp-to-help-transform-tehran-into-smart-city
 

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Iran Smart Transportation Saving Lives on Highways

The Traffic Police chief says there were no bus crashes resulting in death across the country during the Norouz holidays. He attributes the improvement to a smart monitoring system named ‘Sepahtan’ installed on all intercity buses



F or the first time in decades there were zero bus crashes resulting in death across the country during the Norouz holidays (Iranian New Year holiday season from March 21 to April 2). The improvement is attributed to a smart monitoring system named ‘Sepahtan’ installed on intercity buses.

Sepahtan is an online monitoring system that keeps bus drivers wary and curbs their temptation to violate the law when moving passengers. The monitoring system tracks the route a vehicle takes, its speed and for how many hours a driver is behind the wheel.

The device is jointly designed and produced by three Iranian knowledge-based firms namely Rahnegar Hushmand, Radshid, Hushmand Namaye Afzar, their website reported.

The Traffic Police chief, Mohammad Hossein Hamidi, says the devices were installed on all intercity buses before Norouz and were fully operational. The new system helped reduced traffic violations and subsequently bus crashes across the country.

Many Iranian families travel in the extended Nowrouz holiday season to visit family and friends. For two weeks almost all highways are clogged with cars and buses leading to many road mishaps and fatalities that have cut short thousands of innocent lives on a regular basis.

However, in recent years as laws have become more stringent (including impounding of cars whose drivers violate safety rules) and fines are much more higher, accidents have reduced. But experts say deaths on the roads are too high compared to many other countries.

Noting that the number of intercity buses has increased significantly over the past ten years, Hamidi concurred, “It is not feasible to monitor so many vehicles without smart equipment.”

According to the latest data there are 14,579 active intercity buses with over 37,000 drivers manning the fleet.

A combination of strict police control and smart equipment has resulted in a reduction in the death toll caused by bus accidents.

The total number of lives lost to bus crashes was 543 in 2007. The number dropped to under 200 in the fiscal ending in March, Hamidi said. “The number was zero during the Norouz holidays.”

>How Sepahtan Works

The system includes a camera, a satellite navigation device and a speed calculation system. After sitting behind the wheel each driver is required to insert his driving license into a slot in the device next to the wheel.

Using the card’s chipset, the device loads the driver’s information and automatically syncs the system with his record.

The system also has an electronic logging device which automatically records the time a driver is behind the wheel. This control is due to the Hours of Service Regulation which limits the number of daily and weekly hours of driving and regulates the minimum amount of time drivers must rest between driving shifts.

Drivers are allowed a 9-hour work window a day and have to take a 10-minute break after driving for four.

The device also includes a GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), which monitors vehicle speed and alerts the police in case of violations.

Restrictions on hours of driving help reduce fatigue behind the wheel and contribute to the safety of the passengers.

>The Opposing Side

The system has been established in most developed and developing countries and drivers have protested the measure all over the world.

A group of drivers have also initiated a "No to Sepahtan" campaigns to protest the latest monitoring system. Among their list of grievances: the device is too costly, cameras invade driver privacy, and the inability of the device to differentiate between working hours (moving passengers) and personal use of the vehicle by the driver.

However, the Law Enforcement Forces has dismissed the protestations as unwanted and irrelevant and insists that the monitoring system is mandatory.

The device costs 10 million rials ($200) and the producer has invited drivers to visit the device production line to allay their concerns.

All passenger buses are currently equipped with the system. The LEF is making efforts to also equip tanker trucks transporting flammable cargo with the device.

https://financialtribune.com/articles/auto/84032/iran-smart-transportation-saving-lives-on-highways
 

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Smarter Ways to Enhance Tehran Traffic Surveillance

As part of measures introduced by the Tehran Municipality to augment traffic surveillance, roads will be monitored by advanced cameras to detect traffic violations.

According to Mohsen Pour Seyed Aqaei, managing director of Transportation and Traffic Organization of Tehran Municipality, hundreds of new traffic cameras will monitor violations including cars crossing speed limits and lacking technical inspection stickers.

"To detect vehicles lacking technical...

https://financialtribune.com/articles/auto/94257/smarter-ways-to-enhance-tehran-traffic-surveillance
 

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Booster Seats Will Become Mandatory in Iran


In light of disturbing reports on the rising number of children killed in road crashes, the Traffic Police is considering making use of booster seats for children mandatory.

Traffic Police Chief General Taqi Mehri says, "Using booster seats for kids is highly recommended until fundamental changes are introduced in automotive safety rules.” He said, “To increase child safety car seat makers should adjust their products equipping vehicles with special seats for children,” adding that application of booster seats will become mandatory.

https://financialtribune.com/articles/auto/94259/booster-seats-will-become-mandatory-in-iran
 

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Tehran Air Pollution Reduction Plan Set for Weekend Launch: Better Late Than Never

Despite extended delays, a plan introduced by Tehran Municipality to help curb air pollution will take effect on November 24. The plan bans dilapidated vehicles from the sprawling capital to improve air quality and make life a bit bearable for the people.

The Air Pollution Reduction (APR) plan was initially announced in summer stating that clunkers and dilapidated vehicles will be banished from Tehran and those who violate the rules will be fined 500,000 rials ($3.9). The scheme was to be implemented on Oct. 24, news website Asr-e Khodro reported.

The head of Department of Environment, Isa Kalantari, called on Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli recently urging him to accelerate whatever is necessary to implement the plan. The APR scheme is now expected to be enforced on Nov. 24, Mohsen Pour-Seyed Aqaei, TM's managing director for Transportation and Traffic Organization said.

https://financialtribune.com/articl...-plan-set-for-weekend-launch-better-late-than
 

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Iran Increasing Surveillance Cameras on Intercity Roads




A s part of a project of the Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO), intercity roads will be equipped with 4,000 new surveillance cameras.

The project, which is financed by the Plan and Budget Organization, is expected to be concluded in 5 years and cost 10 trillion rials ($92 million), board member of RMTO, Faramarz Maddah, said.

"The existing number of surveillance cameras is insufficient to capture the daily traffic violations perpetrated by reckless drivers."

In addition to taking the number plate of violating vehicles, the new cameras will also record traffic flow and road conditions and data will be analyzed and used for future planning.

https://financialtribune.com/articl...asing-surveillance-cameras-on-intercity-roads
 

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Smart Bike-Sharing System in Tehran



Struggling to improve the quality of life and help move Tehran towards a smart city, a local startup is providing dock-less bike-sharing services in two Tehran districts from Tuesday.

The first smart bike rental platform dubbed ‘BDOOD’ (pronounced ‘BEE-DUDE’, literally meaning ‘zero-emission’) was unveiled in July during the 24th edition of the Iran International Electronic, Computer, and E-Commerce International Exhibition, aka Elecomp 2018.

With 300 bikes and 26 stations, the startup started offering services in Tehran’s District 2 and 6 on Tuesday.

https://financialtribune.com/articles/auto/95689/smart-bike-sharing-system-in-tehran
 

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great news

one particular problem in iran with the youth is the lack of sports and physical activities and that relates back to the education system/amenities and also some restrictions (especially for women). there is no proper mandatory sports facility requirement for schools, and no proper school sports program

in general it has made average iranians never do any sports , cycling will naturally be harder to promote

but very good step for tehran
 

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Are women allowed on them now? Because that ban would be such a complete and utter embarrassment. I've heard they weren't allowed on the rental bikes in Esfahan at least initially. There's a video of an enraged foreign tourist being denied a bike there somewhere on youtube.
 

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Biking will never work in Tehran, too many hills, and crazy driving. It should be promoted more in cities like Yazd, Isfahan, and such.
 
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