New Delhi: Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), installation of Intelligent Transportation  Systems (ITS)  can help reduce road accidents in the country in a big way as it can be used to optimize traffic flow, manage congestion, thus reducing the risk of accidents.

“Artificial Intelligence can help monitor driver behavior,  can detect signs of fatigue, distraction, or impaired driving and provide warnings or take control of the vehicle to prevent accidents. It can also help in different ways, including better collection and analysis of crash data, enhancing road infrastructure, increasing the efficiency of post-crash response, and inspiring innovation in the regulatory frameworks. “Mr Amit Kumar, Senior Director, Netradyne, a start up using  artificial Intelligence for driver safety while speaking at a lecture on ‘Driver’s psychology and behavior-influence of technology’ jointly organized by India chapter of International Road Federation (IRF)  & Maruti Suzuki.

“The e vehicles on roads are more unsafe than conventional cars due to higher acceleration, additional weight of batteries and vehicles can damage the other vehicle more   and are silent and can hit a passenger without warning   “ he added

“India being a developing country accounts for 11 per cent of global road accident deaths . The benefits of new technologies including AI when adopted by developing countries will help in closing the digital and road safety divide around the world .India is signatory to the UN declaration to reduce 50% road accidents by the year 2030 Union Ministry of road transport and highways has reduced the target to the year 2025 . International Road Federation (IRF) as part of its effort to reduce road accident deaths is focusing on 5E’s of road safety including Road Engineering, Vehicle Engineering , Education, Enforcement and Emergency care “ said  Mr K.K.Kapila, President Emeritus, International Road Federation while speaking on the occasion .

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