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Google Maps will now show speed limits in India. Feature active in two cities
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Google Maps will now show speed limits in India. Feature active in two cities

Google has announced that Google Maps will now show speed limits information shared by traffic authorities. As of now, the feature will be available in Bengaluru and Chandigarh but the tech giant is looking forward to partnering with more cities in surfacing speed limits info on Google Maps. Google has partnered with Bengaluru traffic police to help them optimize their traffic light timings. The pilot resulted in almost a 20% reduction in congestion across all the intersections and is now looking to run a pilot project in Kolkata and Hyderabad in the coming months. In partnership with local authorities and data aggregators, Google Maps will also be providing information on road closures and incidents across eight cities in India, including Delhi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad,...
Volvo launches the 9600 series luxury buses in India
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Volvo launches the 9600 series luxury buses in India

Volvo Buses India has today launched the 9600 series of luxury buses in the country. The new Volvo 9600 luxury buses are introduced in two formats - 15m 6x2 and 13.5m 4x2. They will be available in both seating and sleeper configurations from the factory itself. The Volvo 9600 is based on the company’s European design, which embodies tall boy aesthetics with generous space on the inside. The 15m seater coach will be able to offer a seating capacity of 55 passengers or 40 berths in sleeper format. The 13.5m coach, on the other hand, will be able to seat up to 47 passengers or offer 36 berths. Volvo 9600 platform is powered by a Volvo D8K (8 liter) engine offering 348.66 hp power at 2,200 rpm and 1,350 Nm torque at 1,200-1,600 rpm. This fuel efficient engine is designed to minim...