Assistance System (AS) for Vehicles on Indian Roads: A Case Study

  • Neha Soni
  • Enakshi Khular Sharma
  • Narotam Singh
  • Amita KapoorEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)


Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have received testing permits in many countries but according to AVRI-2018 India is not prepared for AVs. In this paper, we will investigate the need of AVs on Indian roads and up to which level of automation they can be implemented? Approximately 0.15 million deaths occur on the Indian roads every year, this number can be drastically reduced with the introduction of AVs on Indian roads. We propose an assistance system (AS), embedded in the existing vehicles that require minimal hardware addition. The AS can detect lanes, nearby vehicles, and indicate driver attentiveness. We tested the system on real road images of Delhi, the capital of India. The AS provides an additional perception to the driver that can help in the reduction of accidents and thus reduce the loss of precious human resource without any major policies changes or supplementary hardware requirement.


Autonomous vehicles (AVs) Assistance system (AS) Lane tracking Vehicle detection Drowsy driving 



This work is sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi, India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neha Soni
    • 1
  • Enakshi Khular Sharma
    • 1
  • Narotam Singh
    • 2
  • Amita Kapoor
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Electronic ScienceUniversity of Delhi South CampusDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Information Communication and Instrumentation Training Centre, India Meteorological DepartmentMinistry of Earth SciencesDelhiIndia
  3. 3.Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for WomenUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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