Project iRASTE

Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology & Engineering.

Join us in the mission to re-imagine Road Safety with the predictive power of AI.

India has one of the largest road networks in the world, and is emerging as the fastest growing network. With more vehicles on the road, safety is now crucial than ever before, and is a major developmental issue and public health concern. To help address this, the Government of India is aiming for a 50% reduction in road fatalities on Indian roads by 2030 that paves the path towards VISION ZERO. As India boosts its road safety quotient, technology will play a transformational role in enabling smarter and safer roads and drivers.

Project iRASTE aims to re-imagine Road Safety with the predictive power of AI. For the first time, AI will act as a force multiplier and transform Road Safety Engineering.  Predictive insights generated via AI can prevent accidents even before they happen. Over time, the project expects to impact a 50% decline in road accidents in Nagpur city and Blackspot reduction on the city’s road network.

A Holistic Approach to Road Safety

Project iRASTE (intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering) applies a Safe Systems approach to aspects of Vehicle Safety, Mobility Analysis & Infrastructure Safety.

Vehicle Safety: Driver alerts given 2 seconds prior can be life saving.
Improve safety of public & private fleet. Nagpur city buses with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), alongside driver trainings can reduce incidents by up to 60%.

Mobility Analysis: Prevents Blackspots before they claim lives.
Continuously monitor dynamic risks on the entire Nagpur road network for preventive maintenance.

Infrastructure Safety: AI-powered continuous monitoring for improved RoI. Design engineering fixes for existing road blackspots in Nagpur. Continuously monitor Infrastructure quality to deliver improved RoI of Road Infrastructure maintenance.

Partnerships

Project iRASTE is a unique partnership of industry, academia and government and is driven by Nagpur Municipal Corporation, CSIR-CRRI, Mahindra&Mahindra, INAI, IIIT-Hyderabad and Intel.

Outcomes

Project iRASTE is expected to generate impactful outcomes in the following areas:

  • Target up to 50% decline in annual Nagpur road crashes, due to multi-pronged crash prevention measures (i.e. Black spot remedial action plans, Road Safety awareness programs, Technology interventions, and Data Insights)
  • Enable Nagpur city as a leader in implementing Road Safety and Mobility planning measures leveraging AI & ADAS devices.
  • Publish first-of-its-kind dynamic Road Safety Index and Road Quality Index developed for any Smart City in the country, thus driving a data-driven Mobility & Infrastructure management framework.
  • Formulate blueprint regarding use of Artificial Intelligence as a force multiplier to achieve India’s Road Safety &Mobility goals.
  • Publish case study and/or technical papers in global forums & publications.
Events and Blogs

How IIITH’s AI initiative Is Driving Safe RASTE

Indian road safety got a shot in its arm with the recent unveiling of an AI solution that uses sensors and predictive analytics to warn of collisions even before they occur. The project titled iRASTE – Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering  – was launched in Nagpur by the Union Minister of Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari. ..continue reading.