Are Indian Roads Ready For Driverless Cars? October, 2023


Driverless Cars in India


World Economic Forum report predicts loss of 5 million livelihoods by 2020 in view of robotization. Other research reports anticipate over a portion of existing businesses to be murdered by 2025. In a present social review, numerous people foresaw that Artificial Intelligence would take out 80% of the businesses that they think about.

One Serious estimate has driverless cars and trucks replacing them all by 2022.

I truly don’t know the truths of all these, however, all of a sudden I giggled myself seeing Indian circumstance of Driverless car on the off chance that it can arrive or not?


And most importantly there was a news


which can be true in other nations but in INDIA 🙂


Driverless cars that are being produced is particular to the driving conditions existing in the US and the Europe where there are plainly stamped paths and individuals driving in their assigned paths and a ton of guidelines which are intended to make driving on streets safe.

Be that as it may, given the chaotic way of our activity in India and a poor driving sense among most drivers, none of the suspicions made by the calculation at work in a self-driving car will take a shot at Indian streets.

Does that mean, we can never assemble one customized to Indian streets? I’m certain it’s possible if the algorithm is over-wary and produces the most – ideal answer for new advancements on the road the sensors onboard should have the capacity of building an immaculate 3-D point cloud so that it’s mindful of its surroundings similarly as a human driver would.

The onboard computer should have enough energy to play out the point cloud era and prescribe a remedial activity relying upon the circumstance on road(animals/individuals strolling into a street out of the blue) all in a matter of milliseconds.

I’m certain given this framework to work with, designers can assemble a driver-less car which would deal with Indian streets.

In its present state, I profoundly question its Deploy-ability on Indian streets.

Numerous more difficulties exist here, and more work is required.


“In the event that you can drive in India you can drive elsewhere on the planet – Like astute, if driverless car is tried in India you don’t need to test somewhere else”




“The movement on Indian streets can’t be effectively comprehended by an automated gadget. Activity preoccupations, potholes, and deterrents are the standards, not a special case like in the Western world Or in European nations.

Not all zones in the city are mapped precisely. Web network is as yet a noteworthy barrier.”


So here are 6 common scenarios on Indian streets, AI software Designers need to truly buckle down for the arrangement!


Scenario 1: Animals (Goats, Donkeys, Cow, Elephants ) on the Busy Street


Driverless car in INDIA



Driverless car in INDIA



Driverless car in INDIA


Driverless car in INDIA


Driverless car in INDIA

AI (Artificial Intelligence) takes after rationale however Goats does not. Also, Goat is a social being, so they may have an organization of the whole group. Under ordinary conditions, the driver will do one of the accompanyings:

Make a perilous move, to move beyond the goat without harming it OR

Stick his take off of the window to yell out for the group proprietor, to get the goats off the beaten path.

What’s more, if the goats were ownerless, well you attempt “bhag”, “shoo”, “chal”, “hat” (all these are local words), from your seat and expectation the goats pay notice OR in all probability need to escape the car yourself and drive them rough terrain.

This is the only time we don’t honk in India because we know it is dangerous and useless!

Currently, does Artificial Intelligence has any piece of information for this arrangement goatering, donkering, cowering ….towering and so on?

In like manner, different animals generally observed on the streets Cows, Donkeys, Elephant and so on


Scenario 2: Goddess in the city, Weddings in street

Driverless car in INDIA


Driverless car in INDIA


Driverless car in INDIA



Driverless car in INDIA
Picture: Lalbaug God Traditional Ganesh Festival India


By what means will we prepare/code Algorithm to keep away from this in occupied activity.

one-way, wrong-side, streets which are not open to the public. Technically, many of them are against the rule-book. But in times like this, it is common sense, and no one thinks of them as more than just being practical.

Throughout the year – e.g. there is also Durga Ma, Ganesha and Diwali, and those times of the year when thousands of the wedding may happen in the city on the same day. Driverless cars require such kind of common-sensical approach.

And when there are jams, and the traffic police are nowhere to be seen, a common man (usually whose car is stuck in the jam), doubles up as the policeman and gets the traffic moving.

How will you program driverless cars for such situations? Will it take traffic commands from someone not “officially” a traffic police? Will it break traffic rules to get past the jam?


How will Artificial Intelligence deal with the legal issues?


Scenario 3: Serious accidents on the Busy streets/Highways

Driverless car in INDIA


Driverless car in INDIA


By what means will we prepare/code Algorithm to keep away from this circumstance.


Scenario 4: Sudden Strikes on the principle street particularly M.G. (Busy Roads)

Driverless car in INDIA

By what method will we prepare/code Algorithm to stay away from these streets progressively?


Scenario 5: Traffic Deadlock in Main avenues

Driverless car in INDIA


With/without police these things occur in India. Perhaps amid working hours cops went for espresso/tea/lunch these things do happen. By what method will we prepare/code Algorithm to maintain a strategic distance from this circumstance.


Scenario 6: Traffic preoccupations, Big potholes, Sudden downpours and so forth

Driverless car in INDIA

Driverless car in INDIA

Driverless car in INDIA

Driverless car in INDIA

The vehicle experiences issues distinguishing when items, for example, potholes, trash, Sudden downpours and light debris are harmless, creating the vehicle to veer superfluously.

Also, the lidar innovation can’t recognize a few potholes or observe when people, for example, a cop, are flagging the car to stop.


Indian Roads are Riskier than Nuclear!  🙂



Why is it hard to design Driverless car in India?

Robotized cars don’t have a cerebrum. They have certain sensors like cameras, radars, and lidars to get the data out and about and in the boulevards, which is prepared and the auto progression is changed by ECUs as per that.


1.) Driverless car needs to keep up a reasonable speed. For that, the cameras need to prepare the street signs, which are never present on numerous Indian streets.

2.) Driverless car needs to proceed on a safe trajectory. The streets need to be banked properly appropriately and be made by Clothoid models to limit “drag” like strengths following up on the car. None of the intra-city streets have that.

3.) Roads ought to be proper all around: If the street supports two-way movement, there ought to be path markings, which the camera would catch and help ECUs direct it to keep the path or to turn signals on while switching to another lane. The street width ought to be appropriate, and street limits all around stamped so that the car doesn’t drive off the street.

I have seen old expressways with no legitimate path markings.

4.) For a large group of basic capacities, RADAR is required. Recognition in low light conditions, crisis breaking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and so on which are fundamental elements of a mechanized car oblige Radar to work.

Starting at now, India doesn’t give away 77 GHz band car work on. That is the reason, no vehicle that keeps running on Indian streets don’t have Adaptive Cruise control (they don’t have any radars).

5.) Traffic shouldn’t be chaotic. A driverless car makes one suspicion it can’t work without. It accepts every other person obeys activity rules. Despite the fact that there are measures to counter douches, you shouldn’t switch paths arbitrarily. You shouldn’t drive on the inverse path. You should turn on every notice sign when you are required to. Crisis breaking with ABS definitely keeps the car stable and decreases the ceasing separation, yet the separation would not be zero. Every other person should realize that.


Also, as a man who lives and drives a considerable measure in Bangalore, I’d be a faker on the off chance that I said I do any of those things.

Be that as it may, given the disorderly way of our activity in India and a poor driving sense among most drivers, none of the suspicions made by the calculation at work in self-driving car will chip away at Indian streets.


Why India is the ideal proving ground for self-driving cars?


As of now

None of the Algorithms we have produced for Driverless cars for rest of the world would work in India (It’s Totally different Planet)!


While Google, BMW, Tesla, Audi, Uber etc are working hotly to be the first to bring self-driving cars onto our streets, there hasn’t been a lot of noise about autonomous vehicle tech in developing nations – up to this point.

India-based designing firm Tata Elxsi declared that it’s adapting to start testing its own self-driving framework in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. In spite of the fact that it isn’t building its own particular cars, the organization (which is a piece of the Tata Group that additionally runs control, steel, correspondences and programming organizations and piled on incomes crossing $100 billion in 2015-16) revealed to Business Standard that it’s as of now began trials with two vehicles at an office on the edge of town with its custom unit comprising of LIDAR and radar, and also cameras and sensors that encourage information to an incorporated handling stack.

It is utilizing its information in software engineering and AI for a partake in the promising business.

Goodbye Elxsi is hoping to test a self-ruling, or driverless, car out on the streets of Bengaluru. This would be a first in the nation. Right now, all real car makers and additionally innovation firms of the Silicon Valley, for example, Google, Apple, Uber, and Tesla, are building and testing independent vehicles. Specialists trust cars that will drive themselves could be as normal in the city as their human-driven more seasoned cousins by 2020 debut watch the video below.


Truly, we have been criticized for our chaotic. We ourselves go over the edge in contrasting ourselves and neatly sorted out nations.

Be that as it may, think about what, perhaps it will be this very disorder which will help us save a few employments for quite a while in our consecrated land with driverless car/trucks running wherever on the planet individuals losing their occupations we can intact here :- ).


What do you think? Please take it on a lighter note and laugh for some time and add your comments below.


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  1. In a way in developing countries like India, normal cars have taken jobs of cart-pullers, rickshaw pullers and helped many people travel and see the world, which could not have happened without automobiles in a similar way in INDIA it might take many many years I guess.

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