Karnataka, Intel’s Mobileye Tie Up

The Karnataka government has partnered with Intel company Mobileye to launch a project for automotive safety.

Called “Automotive Safety Innovation”, this project will create a repository of road and traffic information, according to company officials. As part of this project, multiple vehicles fitted with cameras and other sensors would be covering several areas around the State to build the repository over the next nine months.

Further, this repository can be used to develop and validate artificial intelligence technologies that can learn and analyse data of road conditions and assist drivers to make informed decisions for higher safety, said Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, BT and Tourism. This initiative can be leveraged by academia and start-ups to build their capabilities and showcase their innovations which can enhance commuter, pedestrian and vehicle safety, he added.

The vehicles will also carry Mobileye Collision Avoidance Systems that would identify potential accident zones also known as “Grey Spots”, in addition to real-time warnings to the driver.

These Grey Spots will provide the State authorities with sufficient information to improve infrastructure for road safety.

Nivruti Rai, country head, Intel India, vice president of Data Center Group, said that Intel India is excited about this opportunity to contribute towards advancing ecosystem innovation that will make roads safer with driving becoming more intelligent and efficient.

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