The urgent need of developing countries like India to expedite the process of building intelligent transport systems was reiterated by experts during the World Road Meeting that was held in Greater Noida this month.
An intelligent transport system comprises of advanced technology to improve road safety using real-time information gathered by dedicated cameras, software and human surveillance.
Many developed nations possess this technology and they use it routinely on their roads and highways. Such systems have proven successful in curbing road accidents.
A statement during the event claimed that building and maintaining safe roads is a cost effective method to reduce fatal accidents.