Adoption of AI and predictive analytics to make India's roads safer

An artificial intelligence-based driver safety app could go a long way in fixing the problem

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Once the app is downloaded and starts tracking a driver, he gets Rs 1.50 for every 10km of good driving

Shivani Shinde
On average, 400 people die in road accidents in India every day. Between 2018 and 2020 a staggering 434,244 lives were snuffed out in road accidents, or almost 150,000 people every year. The statistics are grim — but they may be about to change, thanks to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make India’s roads safer.

A World Bank report pointed out last year that India has just 1 per cent of the world’s vehicles, but accounts for 11 per cent of global road-accident deaths — the highest in the world. In the last decade, 1.3 million people died

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First Published: Mar 21 2022 | 6:08 AM IST

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