Automated Driving Test System in Odisha soon
Cuttack: With an objective to reduce road accidents and bring down manual checking and human interference, the transport department is establishing Automated Driving Test System (ADTS) across various locations in the state. The tender has been floated for the same.
With the new system, the driving ability test of a person will be monitored by camera, sensor and computer and not by human.
The existing manual driving test system for issuing licences would be computerised. The system will not only check the applicant’s driving skills but also ensure transparency while issuing licenses.
In the first phase, ADTS will be set up in driving testing track of 19 RTOs which are Angul, Baripada, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Deoagarh, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Phulbani, Rairangpur, Rourkela, Sundergarh, Talcher, Keonjhar, Malkangiri, Nuapada, Bhanjanagar, Nawarangpur and Sonepur.
The system will feature a state-of-the-art setup, including video analytics technology and a vast array of cameras and sensors. From the entry of the vehicles to its inspection and driving test, everything will be conducted through digital methods. The digital testing track sensors fitted at the track will monitor it and judge the applicant. The scientifically-designed system with multiple high definition camera will be put up to assess the applicants against essential driving skills. Tracks will be lined with sensors, hitting the sensor during test will result in loss of mark.
The driving skill of an applicant will be judged on the parameters like seat belt, path change, lane driving, stop line, up-gradient, forward-8, reverse-S and traffic junctions.
In order to validate and monitor applicant’s authenticity, smartphone will be installed with dual camera in LMV Vehicle for face recognition and identification. It will detect the presence of seatbelt, applicant identify throughout the test. The applicant name shall be displayed on the Variable Message Board placed at the start of the test track LMV & Two-Wheeler.
The applicants will know the outcome of the test on the spot and officials will complete the formalities swiftly.
One variable messaging board shall be placed at each test track to display applicant test result “Pass or Fail” for the respective test formation as soon as test is completed within 10 seconds.
On completion of respective test formation, message of pass/fail will be displayed on smartphone as well as announced. If the message displays “Pass”, the applicant shall move to the next test formation and if the message displays “Fail”, the applicant shall exit the test track without evaluating, recording the next test. At the end of test Pass/fail result of the applicant will be displayed on the board.
Leveraging multiple technologies, the entire process will ensure accuracy and minimises human interaction, leaving no scope for manipulation. The rigorous test procedure will also bar inefficient drivers seeking driving licences, allowing safer roads for the citizens.