All RTOs in Gujarat will soon have AI-based automated driving test tracks. Computerized driving tests will take the place of manual testing, and the findings are expected to be more accurate. The track design will remain mostly unchanged, and the tests will be comparable to those now in use, with the exception that they will be totally automated.
The RTO will build automated tracks with sensors at every turn and curve that will track the vehicle's progress. This system evaluates performance and provides real-time results. Aside from the courses, overhead cameras will be used to evaluate the driving. All of the data from the sensors and cameras will be presented on a computer, eliminating the need for anybody else to be in the car while it is being tested.
Gandhinagar RTO will undertake a trial initiative in January. The method guarantees that only those with adequate driving abilities are granted a license. This also protects against corruption by preventing any manual intervention. The RTO in Gandhinagar will be the world's first totally computerized driving test center with no human interaction.
According to a report, 59% of Indians do not even take a driving test to obtain a driver's license. Only 12% of people are totally aware of the three-second rule of driving when it comes to basic driving standards. Furthermore, just 7% of people are familiar with the concepts of hydroplaning and blind areas (8% ).
Gujarat intends to build the automated system in Ahmedabad after Gandhinagar, and subsequently the rest of the city. Three testing tracks would be available in Ahmedabad for both two-wheelers and automobiles. This will enable a six-fold increase in test capacity. In Gujarat, over 8 lakh individuals take driving exams each year. Since October 2019, Microsoft Research Research has been conducting a similar project at the RTO Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Harnessing Automobiles for Safety (HAMS) is an initiative that aids in the evaluation of drivers during their driving test.
The strain placed on human assessors in the traditional driver's license test, as well as the ensuing subjectivity that an applicant experiences, is the major difficulty. Automation utilizing HAMS technology will assist reduce assessor's burdens while also making the process objective and transparent for applicants, stated Venkat Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Director, Microsoft Research India, who initiated the HAMS project in 2016.
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