In a unique
collaborative initiative between the government, industry, and academia towards
advancing road safety, Project iRASTE was launched in Nagpur.
(intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering) is a
collaborative initiative between Intel, INAI, IIIT-H (International Institute
of Information Technology-Hyderabad), CSIR-CRRI (Central Road Research
Institute), Mahindra & Mahindra, and NMC (Nagpur Municipal Corporation).
Leveraging the power of AI (Artificial Intelligence), this pivotal project aims
to achieve up to 50% decline in road accidents in Nagpur city and create a
blueprint to Vision Zero for the country. Project iRASTE was launched by the
Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India, Shri Nitin Gadkari.
Project iRASTE focusses on the three key aspects of vehicle safety, mobility
analysis and road infrastructure
safety. Under this project, Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s fleet
of vehicles will be equipped with collision avoidance technology, that can
reduce accidents and near misses by up to 60%.
Prof P J
Narayanan, Director, IIIT-H said that, “Academic institutions have enormous knowledge and
expertise that can and must be used to improve the condition of society.
Through INAI, they want to transform academic expertise into population-scale
impact and look forward to playing a role in reducing accidents significantly
through the iRASTE project in the coming years.
uniquely leverages the expertise and capabilities of each of the partners.
Intel India brings onboard systems based on ADAS technology. CSIR-CRRI brings
domain expertise in road engineering and IIIT-Hyderabad is undertaking AI-based
research to address population-scale road safety through the INAI center for
applied AI research. Finally, Mahindra & Mahindra with their vast
experience of driving major road initiatives will conduct road safety public
awareness programs and driver trainings in Nagpur.
iRASTE Press Release
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