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Indian and Japanese Researchers Work to Solve Traffic Problems Using Emerging Technology | India News


HYDERABAD: The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, (IIT-H) said that the fifth meeting of the Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) of the India-Japan Joint Research Program was held virtually on Thursday to deliberate on solving some of the urgent traffic problems by taking advantage of emerging technologies.
The joint research program aims to build a system that effectively uses mobile devices, traffic detection, big data analysis, and network technology to understand traffic problems in a city.
At the 5th JCC meeting, Indian and Japanese researchers discussed the progress of joint research for traffic monitoring and traffic flow analysis using Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The traffic monitoring system as part of this research was implemented in Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, where the project team installed traffic monitoring cameras at various junctions and major roads.
They will take the project analysis to generate a manual for low carbon urban transport that would be beneficial and suitable for the urban transport system in India.
During the meeting, the Indian and Japanese participants also agreed to extend the project for six months until September 2022, with a view to further enhancing the research collaboration, as some of the field research could not be conducted due to the situation of Covid-19.
The Indo-Japan joint research project has been designed in collaboration by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a scheme of ‘Association of Scientific Technology for Sustainable Development ( SATREPS) ‘and the project is being jointly implemented by IIT-H, Nagoya Electric works Co Ltd, Nihon University and Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Commenting on the development, Matsumoto Katsuo, Chief Representative of JICA India said: “This joint research program is also one of the important opportunities to enhance the partnership between IIT-H and Japanese academia and industries. Research teams from India and Japan are expected to continue to work collaboratively to create a reliable approach to understanding the traffic situation in Indian cities, which would contribute to the formation of an adequate and sustainable urban transport system, and to the facilitating a modal shift “.

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