What hits a visitor to India first, quite literally, is the traffic. The combination of inadequate road infrastructure, increasing vehicle population, and poor driver training and discipline makes for a chaotic and often deadly mix. The result is a high rate of road accidents, with the estimate of fatalities ranging from one every four minutesa to over 238,000 each year.b
There is much ongoing work in academia, industry, and startups on using artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to improve the situation. The general goal is to have affordable technologies that work with humans through effective monitoring and feedback, rather than replacing humans through full autonomy.
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