The root cause behind frequent accidents is the poor condition of roads for daily travelers in India. However, a US-based tech giant is planning to change the scenario with software aimed to alert drivers about road circumstances well in advance.
Intel is waged on an algorithm-based dataset, the India Driving Dataset, which sirens drivers about potholes and updates about the adjacent environment of the roads even before they start drumming the roads.
For this ruthless project, Intel has previously created a database of roads in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Intel says that with proper consideration of the roads, the rate of accidents can be brought down.
Talking on the need for such a technology, Nivruti Rai, country head of Intel said that about 17 people die in road accidents in an hour in India and most of them are young men. If the computer can solve problems like this – any amount of money spent on this project is worth it,” she added.
Intel privileges that this emerging technology influences artificial intelligence (AI) and vision technologies to provide drivers a few extra seconds to avoid smashes.
Rai said that Intel is keeping this data available as open-source and any startup or university can access it and build technology that can avoid smash or accidents.
She further said that Intel can’t do all this on its own as the whole project will need a lot of procedures. “So, I have to partner with academia. We are partnering with IIIT Hyderabad and IISc in Bengaluru for AI-based solutions,” she added.
Furthermore, Intel is also concentrating on how startups and academic researchers working everywhere by datasets can further shape this technology.
At present, Intel is working with the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, where it has twisted a dataset that senses people, vehicles, animals, foliage, steady structures, traffic signs, etc. on the road.
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