The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is working on components of driverless car technologies. With intentions to include this project as a part of its curriculum for research students and faculties, the Head Of Department Mr. PJ Narayanan, addressed this project as a crucial part of development towards the autonomous development in India.
The Institute is working on a project for providing data on the condition of roads in Hyderabad, India to the government agencies, Narayanan said. Under the project, a car fitted with cameras is proposed to be sent on the roads and the cameras would capture images on the condition of roads.
Driverless car, that’s our goal. It’s not easy to have a driverless car on Indian roads… But, the purpose is you develop technologies for it, you learn a lot for other things. Instead of driverless car, how can you make our car safer. How can you help our drivers with automatic help…
– IIIT-H director P J Narayanan