iRASTE Project Aims Reducing Road Accidents, Finding Factors Responsible: Intel India Head

The lately launched ”iRASTE” undertaking goals to assist cut back street accidents in addition to perceive the elements answerable for these occasions and in engineering options to mitigate them, Intel India head Nivruti Rai stated on Monday.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari had on Saturday launched ”iRASTE”, an Artificial Intelligence-powered undertaking, on a pilot foundation in Nagpur in Maharashtra with the intention of lowering accidents by 50 per cent in Vidarbha”s largest metropolis.

iRASTE is an acronym for Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety by way of Technology and Engineering.

The undertaking – which is a collaborative effort between the federal government, Intel, INAI, IIIT-Hyderabad, CSIR-CRRI (Central Road Research Institute), Mahindra & Mahindra and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) – will concentrate on car security, mobility evaluation and street infrastructure security to maneuver in direction of a ”Vision Zero” accident situation.

“We”ve come together and leveraged AI technology and are working towards creating a solution, which addresses three problems. One, reduce collision by as much as 50 per cent by 2025, Two, not only look at collision avoidance to save lives of people but also into the factors that cause this accident to happen,” Nivruti Rai, Country Head at Intel India and Vice President, Intel Foundry Services stated in a briefing.

She added that one of many elements is infrastructure, and the undertaking will see areas being marked as white, gray and black.

“…it (project) looks at what is called the black zone, whether an accident has already happened, gray zone where accident could happen. So builds a map of grays, blacks and white zones that can then lead to step three – enable (for the problem) to be worked on, a lot of engineering that can be done on why is this area a gray zone, what can be done, is there a learning,” she defined.

Rai added that the trade, academia and authorities have come collectively to deal with this downside of street accidents.

Under the iRASTE undertaking, automobiles belonging to Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) can be outfitted with collision avoidance know-how that may cut back accidents and close to misses, whereas sensors will assist map the dynamic threat of your complete street community, which can be utilized by companies to stop and rectify accident-prone zones, additionally known as black spots.

The use of AI to map accident spots can even assist acquire information on street floor situation, signage, marking, sign particulars, sort of automobiles, fashions in use and utility property.

IITH Director Professor PJ Narayan stated the work on the undertaking has already began and about 30-odd automobiles have already been fitted with sensors.

He added that within the subsequent two years, there can be extra such tasks as there’s curiosity from different state governments as properly, together with from Telangana authorities.

Satish Chandra, Director at CSIR-CRRI, stated India has a excessive fatality charge at about 1.48 lakh yearly.

He added that whereas it’s troublesome to carry accidents to zero however these efforts may help carry out fatality charges.

“I”m very hopeful that we will be able to achieve 50 per cent target…once we are successful, we will be able to emulate this model for other cities also, and maybe in next three to five years we will have more number of cities included with this project iRASTE,” he stated.

Chandra added that the plan is to equip as much as 350 buses as a part of the undertaking. 


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