This Indian Army Captain has developed an integrated safety system to curb road accidents
The integrated safety system will ensure that the driver is wearing a seat belt and is not driving under the influence of alcohol above the permissible limit. If the system detects either one of these, it will not allow the vehicle to start.
According to the Transport Research Wing of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, three people die every ten minutes from accidents on Indian roads. Most accidents happen due to over speeding, drunk driving, ignoring traffic signals, and lack of safety gear.
For drunk driving, there is already a law in place that charges a hefty fine. Cars equipped with breath analysers that could soon be a reality would also help bring down cases of drunk driving.
Captain Onkar Kale of the Indian Army has developed an integrated vehicle safety system for all army trucks, reports News 18. This system will ensure that the driver is wearing a seat belt and is not driving under the influence of alcohol above the permissible limit. If the system detects either one of these, it will not allow the vehicle to start.
According to ANI, the total cost of the system is Rs 10,320 and consists of a seat belt monitoring system, a tail bd monitoring system, an anti-dozing alarm system and also keeps a check on the possible accidents that might take place.
This isn’t the first time that the Indian Army personnel has displayed their talent in innovation. Recently, a Major from the Indian Army developed a bulletproof jacket, ‘Sarvatra,’ which can stop bullets being shot by a sniper rifle.
Developed by Major Anoop Mishra at the College of Military Engineering, Pune, the vest can withstand a sniper bullet fired even from ten metres.
For his work and innovation, Major Anoop was awarded the Army Design Bureau Excellence Award by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat recently.