Initiative between govt, industry, academia to bring down mishaps

Chennai: In a collaborative initiative between the government, industry, and academia towards advancing road safety, Intel, INAI, IIIT-H (International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad), CSIR-CRRI (Central Road Research Institute), Mahindra & Mahindra, and NMC (Nagpur Municipal Corporation) together launched Project iRASTE (intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering).

Leveraging the power of AI (Artificial Intelligence), this project aims to achieve up to 50 per cent decline in road accidents in Nagpur city and create a blueprint to Vision Zero for the country.

Project iRASTE focusses on the three key aspects of vehicle safety, mobility analysis and road infrastructure safety.

It aims to re-imagine road safety with the predictive power of AI. Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) will offer an economical way to enhance the safety of fleets and road users. ADAS alerts, alongside driver assessments and training can notably improve driver performance.

Mobility analysis will continuously monitor dynamic risks of the entire road network to define grey and black spots – areas that are high risk or accident prone. Preventive maintenance of such stretches will avert black spots before they claim lives.


NT Bureau