IIT Roorkee develops technology for smooth driving in foggy weather

Dehradun, July 4

The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, has developed a system to facilitate smooth driving and minimise accidents in foggy weather conditions.

A team of researchers at the premier institute has developed an efficient architecture and algorithm to enable better driving experience in low visibility conditions, said an IIT-Roorkee press release.

Hundreds of road accidents are caused due to fog every year.

The research has been published in the journal IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

“The objective of this research was to design a system for real-time defogging that produces a clear image stream from the input foggy frames,” said Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, one of the researchers.

“The collision of vehicles due to poor visibility caused by fog leads to numerous fatalities annually. This advanced defogging system will aid drivers by providing real-time information and minimise the risks of road and train mishaps due to fog,” said Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director, IIT, Roorkee. PTI

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