Maruti Suzuki to tie up with Delhi government to set up 10 automated driving test centres across national capital
Maruti Suzuki is gearing up to set up automated driving test centres across Delhi in collaboration with Delhi government. The Indo-Japanese automaker will launch a total of 10 automated driving centres across the national capital at an investment of Rs. 10 crore. These dr9iving centres are expected to be built in next 12 months.
Maruti Suzuki is the biggest car manufacturer in the country and it aims to play significant role in the Indian automobile sector apart from making and selling cars. Setting up these automated driving centres comes as a part of that strategy. The auto major will operate and maintain these facilities for next three years. These automated driving centres will come equipped with advanced modern equipments.
The driving centres will get scientifically laid driving test tracks, advanced high definition cameras and the entire testing system will be interconnected through an integrated information technology network. This way, the driving tests are expected to become more authentic compared to the current system. Eventually, introduction of these driving test centres will ensure better efficiency of the new drivers.
Currently, assessments for driving tests are done manually, which are often accused of flaws. In these automated driving test centres the advanced video analytic technology analysis of driving behaviour of the applicant will decide whether he or she is fit to have a driving licence or not. As Maruti Suzuki claims, these centres will ensure improving the driving licence issuance process by use of technology and the entire system will be error free.
India is one of the major countries a large number of death due to road accidents every year. While a large number of road accidents are responsible to disobey of traffic rules, drunk driving, not wearing seatbelts and bad road conditions, several accidents attribute to driver’s faults as well. By issuing driving licence to skilled drivers only, the number is expected to be reduced.