The Indian Army has secured a patent for an artificial intelligence-driven accident prevention system. This system, which was created by the Army’s research and development division (R&D), has the potential to improve traffic safety and reduce collisions.
The Indian Army tweeted about this accomplishment and emphasized how the system can reduce accidents. The official Twitter account of Digital India, a flagship program of Government of India also shared the news.
This AI-driven accident avoidance system is credited to Colonel Kuldeep Yadav. The patent application was formally filed on February 2, 2021, and according to the Indian Army’s disclosure of the patent certificate, it will be valid for 20 years. On July 11, the patent was formally granted.
By using artificial intelligence, the system’s primary purpose is to proactively prevent accidents. It primarily focuses on situations in which drivers run the risk of dozing off while operating a car or other big vehicles. The Accident Prevention System has the ability to save lives and dramatically increase road safety by instantly warning sleepy drivers and reducing the risk of accidents brought on by weariness.
The AI-based accident prevention system underwent extensive testing in the buses of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state transportation corporations before obtaining the patent. The device’s suitability for usage in trucks further suggests that it has the potential to make a significant contribution to road safety outside of the realm of military use.
The device was developed by Colonel Kuldeep Yadav as a result of his supervision of a military unit in Manipur. He invented this novel approach after seeing the increased dangers of driver weariness and accidents, particularly in hilly terrains. Over 1.54 lakh people nationwide lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2021. The cause of more than half of truck-related collisions was driver inattention caused by sleepiness.