iRASTE NXT Conference
iRASTE NXT Conference is organized jointly by CSIR-CRRI, INAI@IIIT-H, and Intel. The conference will showcase a roadmap for accelerating the 4Es of Road Safety with next-gen predictive technology, like AI & Data Analytics.
The main thrust of accident prevention worldwide has been on the 4Es. iRASTE projects which integrated AI solutions into the existing 4Es framework for Road Safety have led to faster implementations and accurate monitoring. iRASTE NXT symbolizes the vision to convert India’s roads to “Intelligent रासतें” within this decade.
4Es of Road Safety – (i) Education; (ii) Engineering; (iii) Enforcement; (iv) Emergency care.
Project iRASTE was conceptualized in 2021 to accelerate the use of AI in Road Safety. iRASTE projects in Nagpur & Telangana piloted ADAS & DMS for public transport buses and introduced driver safety scores. Today, iRASTE is India’s most extensive and longest-running study of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for commercial vehicles. This represents a new approach to driver skilling and vehicle crash reduction while reducing the dependence on classroom training.
Greyspot mapping was introduced to predict infrastructure risks. Today it can take up to 3 years to identify a potential Blackspot. Greyspot Mapping has reduced the time to report a potential Blackspot to just 3 months.
Highlights of the iRASTE NXT Conference
The conference is scheduled to take place at
Venue: CSIR IGIB Auditorium, Mathura Road, New Delhi
Date: 24 July 2023
|Inauguration (11 AM)|
|Opening Keynote Address by Mr. Kiran K. Kapila, President (Emeritus), IRF Geneva, Founder President, IRF-IC|
|iRASTE Presentation by Dr. S. Velmurugan, Chief Scientist, CRRI|
|Policy Roundtable (How to lead the path forward on turning insights/data from Projects like iRASTE into policy recommendations) |
Moderator: Mr. Harshvardhan Sharma (Nomura)
Prof. P.K. Sikdar, President ICT and Advisor IRF
Dr.S. Gangopadhyay, Ex-Director, CRRI and Ex-President IRF IC
Dr. Navdeep Asija, Traffic Advisor, Punjab & Director, Punjab Road Safety & Traffic Research Centre
Dr. Ekta Kapoor, Mission Director, NM-ICPS
|iRAP presentation (Tech influence on * rating) by Mr. Jigesh Bhavsar, Road Safety Consultant|
|All the Es of Road Safety. Presentation by Mr. Pavan Kumar (Infotrans)|
|School Safety NXT (Panel Discussion on Latest Approaches to Road Safety for Schools) |
Moderator: Mr. Prasanto Roy (FTI)
Ms. Mukti Advani, Principal Scientist, CRRIMs.
Juby Jose, Director, Intel
Ms. Ruchi Varma, CEO, HumanQind
|iRASTE AI Challenge Announcement by Dr. S. Anbumani (Mobility Lead, INAI)|
|ADAS/Digital Road Survey in Taipei by Tim Chen, CEO, TMS (Online)|
|Traffic Rewards Project (RFID) by Sameer Gautam, CoFounder & CEO Social-Impact Innovations|
|Panel Discussion: ‘4Es with Tech’ roadmap. Leveraging Tech to Enhance 4Es. |
Moderator: Govind Krishnan (iRASTE Program Manager, INAI)
Prof. Geetam Tiwari, TRIPP Chair Professor, IIT Delhi
Mr. Akhilesh Srivatsava, Road Safety Ambassador, Vice President, IRF-ICDr. Aniruddha Roy, CTO, Genesys
Mr. Nisarg Pandya, CEO, Drivebuddy
|Concluding Session (5:30PM)|
|Address by other dignitaries|
|Chief Guest Address: Hon’ble Minister Gadkari Ji|
|Vote of Thanks|