Bhubaneswar: As part of 5T initiatives of the State Government, Commerce and Transport Department plans to introduce automated driving testing system (ADTS) in the State for testing of driving skill of aspirants before issue of driving license.
The State Transport Department on Wednesday signed an MoU with Akshara Nipun JV to implement the ADTS on PPP mode within 10 months. Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT), Pune has been appointed as consultant to monitor the implementation of the project and to conduct periodic audit of the system.
For obtaining a Driving License (DL) as per the current practice, a person has to give the test in the presence of the motor vehicle inspector. At the end of the test this officer decides whether the person has the ability to drive or not.
But, after implementation of ADTS the decision about the driving ability will be now judged by technology. There will be no human intervention.
The Transport Department is soon upgrading its driving test system by implementing the ADTS. By introducing ADTS, through a computerised system the driving ability will be tested, which will ensure transparency in the process of issue of DL, officials said.
In the first phase, ADTS will be set up in driving testing track of 19 RTOs i.e. Angul, Baripada, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Phulbani, Rairangpur, Rourkela, Sundergarh, Talcher, Keonjhar, Malkangiri, Nuapada, Bhanjanagar, Nabarangpur and Sonepur.
The system will feature a state-of-the-art setup, including video analytics technology and a vast array of cameras and sensors. From the entry of the vehicles to its inspection and driving test, everything will be conducted through digital methods.
The digital testing track sensors fitted at the track will monitor it and judge the applicant. The scientifically-designed system with multiple high-definition cameras will be put up to assess the applicants against essential driving skills.
The tracks will be lined with sensors, hitting the sensor during the test will result in loss of mark.
The driving skill of an applicant will be judged on parameters like seat belt, path change, lane driving, stop line, up-gradient, forward-8, reverse-S and traffic junctions.
The applicants will know the outcome of the test on the spot and the Driving Skill testing process will complete the formalities swiftly.
One variable messaging board shall be placed at each test track to display applicant test result “Pass or Fail for the respective test formation as soon as test is completed within 10 seconds
Pass, the applicant shall move to the next test formation and if the message displays Fail, the applicant shall exit the test track without evaluating, recording the next test. At the end of the test Pass/fail result of the applicant will be displayed on the board.