IISc and BMTC collaborate for research on ADAS

Date: December 1, 2023.Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has installed an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) in 10 of its buses on a pilot basis. The system includes vision sensor camera, DMS camera, GPS unit and ‘eye watch’ to monitor bus movements and alert drivers. It also includes vehicle tracking system to track the location and speed of the buses.

The ADAS system is intended to maintain a safe distance and avert collisions, alerting drivers of lane deviations. It also aims to identify driver fatigue or distraction. It can also perform post-incident analysis to determine the causes and effects of accidents. The system is designed to improve the safety and efficiency of BMTC buses.

The pilot project is a component of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and BMTC research collaboration. Researchers at the Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) at IISc will examine how drivers behave in traffic scenarios that mimic common “uncertainties” found in India, such as potholes, unauthorized parking, infractions against the law, and cattle on the roads. They will also use machine learning algorithms to evaluate how well ADAS works for these drivers.

The project aims to understand how ADAS might operate in India and how, at the very least, stakeholders could standardize and embrace its most basic form. Along with reducing driving weariness, the study aims to increase drivers’ awareness of their surroundings. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways are supporting this project.

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