Nitin Gadkari,Minister for Road Transport & Highways intends to use to use technology based on artificial intelligence in government systems to improve mobility and road safety
The minister identified high priority areas that could benefit from AI-based technology — forensic post-crash investigations, pattern of accidents due to black spots, fatigue indicators, and sleep detectors for driver, and advance vehicle collision avoidance systems. He also suggested that the Indian entrepreneurs could build indigenous AI-based solutions for monitoring and enforcement of motor vehicle legislations.
As per the report, the ministry has already begun a pilot project with AI-based technology in Nagpur, which is being used for identification of black spots on roads, along with integration of machine learning and AI for national highways.
The ministry is also mulling implementing digital construction, which enables machines to translate design drawings on the field using sensors.
The Centre has already rolled out advanced traffic monitoring system (ATMS) on the Delhi-Meerut Eastern Peripheral expressway and intends to integrate the technology into all national highways.