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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched three software applications under the Intelligent Transportation System Endeavor for Indian Cities Phase-II initiative.
What is the Intelligent Transportation System Endeavor for Indian Cities initiative?
Launched by: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
Purpose: The initiative is aimed at undertaking R&D projects collaboratively with IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore and C-DAC to synergize the transformation of Intelligent Transportation System(ITS) with more energy and pace.
Note: Intelligent Transport Systems(ITS) are a suite of public transport planning, operations management and customer service applications that are enabled by advanced information and communications technologies.
What are the three software applications launched under the InTranSE -II Program?
Onboard Driver Assistance and Warning Systems or Odaws: It includes vehicle radar sensors and navigation sensors to actively monitor the immediate surroundings of a car in order to avoid road accidents.
Bus Signal Priority System(BSPS): It will seek to actively track congestions at major urban arterial road traffic junctions and use conditional priority to facilitate faster movement of public transport services such as buses in order to reduce such congestions.
Common Smart IoT ‘Connectiv’ (Cosmic): It is an open-standard IoT (internet of things) platform that is compatible with the OneM2M IoT compatibility standard.
The government seeks to implement Cosmic as a common standard for all IoT deployments in public and private transport infrastructure. It will be able to monitor vehicle movements through a common smart city dashboard. This can facilitate tracking of public transportation services as well as track any road accidents.
Note: OneM2M is a common language for IoT sensors, algorithms and software that allow connected sensors and hardware built by one company to be able to exchange information built by another.
Source: This post is based on the article “Indigenous Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Solutions for Indian Traffic Scenario launched under InTranSE -II Program” published in PIB on 11th April 2022.