Leading car manufacturer Maruti
Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has entered into an agreement with the Government
of NCT of Delhi to set up state-of-the-art Automated Driving Test Centres
across 12 locations in the city.
While Maruti Suzuki will set up the Centres and maintain them for three
years, the Transport Department will conduct the tests and issue driving
licenses to eligible applicants.
In the first phase, these
Automated Driving Test Centres will be set up at Hauz Khas, Shakur Basti, Raja
Garden, Hari Nagar, Burari, Loni Road, Sarai Kale Khan, Rohini, Jharoda Kalan,
Mayur Vihar Phase I , Surajmal Vihar and Dwarka.
A Memorandum of Agreement
(MoA) was signed on December 27, 2017 between the Department of Transport, NCT
of Delhi and MSIL. As per the MoA, MSIL
will set up Automated Driving Test Centres comprising scientifically laid
driving test tracks, advanced high definition cameras and an integrated IT
system, as approved by the Transport Department.
Salient features of Automated Driving Test Centres
• Use of video analytics
technology, making it completely
• 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
The Company will invest
approximately Rs 15 crore. The Centres will be set up in phases, and handed
over to the Transport Department. The commissioning of the Centres and their
operation will be decided by the Transport Department.
The Automated Driving Test Centres
will be equipped with advanced video analytic technology to check driving
skills of the applicant. Currently, this assessment is done manually.
MSIL supports quality driving
training through its 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. These schools use driving simulators and
employ trained instructors to impart training based on a theory-cum-practical
Source: Maruti Suzuki
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