A smart traffic monitoring system has been installed by the IIT Delhi in its campus which helps in identifying the speeding vehicles. The camera detects the number plate and through this a warning message is sent to the drivers. The campus has put smart notice boards- digital notice boards where notices are filtered as per the target audiences.
"We have put in place these traffic monitoring systems installed with a mechanism which identifies cars which are speeding. As of now there is one camera placed near the hospital which collects this data. If the car belongs to our teachers or students, they get an SMS alerting them they have been found speeding,” Deputy Director (Strategy & Planning) M Balakrishnan said.
He was speaking at the press preview of IIT Delhi's Industry Day. The main aim of the event is to increase the collaboration between industry and academia. The five main themes of the event were environment, defense, affordable healthcare, smart cities and energy.
Important personalities such V K Saraswat from NITI Aayog, Industrialist Kumal Mangalam Birla and Nuclear Scientists Anil Kakodkar were present at the event.
The smart traffic monitoring system is developed in collaboration between Vehant Technologies – a start up by an IIT alumnus.
Elaborating on the same, Balakrishanan said, “As of now we have just one camera installed near the IIT hospital which collects all this data, but we want to expand it over time. Since, we can’t send SMSs to cab drivers, their numbers simply flash on a board near the main gate, to make them aware.”