India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is keen on setting up automated driving test centres. The OEM will construct 12 state-of-the-art such test centres in the country’s capital New Delhi by investing Rs 150 million. A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between the Department of Transport, NCT of Delhi and Maruti in this regard. These Centres will be equipped with advanced video analytic technology to check driving skills of the applicant.
Maruti Suzuki will set up the Centres in a phased manner, maintain them for three years and would hand over to the Transport Department. These centres will be comprising of scientifically laid driving test tracks, advanced high definition cameras and an integrated IT system, as approved by the Transport Department.
Currently, Maruti Suzuki has a network of nearly 430 Maruti Driving Schools, operated in partnership with its dealers across India. It also manages six IDTRS in partnership with state governments. They use driving simulators and employ trained instructors to impart training based on a theory-cum-practical curriculum.
Use of video analytics technology
Camera set-up around the track and inside the car
Make the testing process fool-proof, transparent and efficient
Help eliminate the chances of human discretion