Google and Bengaluru Traffic Police collaborate to ease traffic at the city's busiest crossings.

Bengaluru: On Wednesday, Google announced a partnership with the traffic police in Bengaluru in order to optimize the timing of traffic signals.

This is assisting the local traffic authority in controlling traffic at important junctions and will ultimately be used throughout the city. In collaboration with regional traffic authorities, Google will further expand this to Kolkata and Hyderabad, according to a press statement from the business.

Google announced a cooperation with Genesis International and Tech Mahindra in addition to the launch of the street view experience in India.

"New imagery licensed from local partners, spanning more than 150,000km across 10 Indian cities, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, is available in Street View on Google Maps."

It plans to expand this to more than 50 locations by the end of 2022. The announcement claims that the launch of Street View in India is the first time ever that local partners have fully animated Street View.

Bengaluru is the first Indian city to have begun a trial with Google, according to Ravikanthe Gowda, joint commissioner of police (traffic). According to information given by the business, Google's amended design reduced daytime wait times for drivers at the pilot intersection by an average of 20%.

He said, "We are encouraged by the favourable effect this can have on lowering traffic congestion, road rage, fuel usage, and greenhouse gas emissions."

In eight Indian cities, including Bengaluru, Delhi, and Hyderabad, Google has partnered with traffic authorities and aggregators to help residents avoid crowded areas by giving information about road closures and incidents, according to the press release.

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