UMO Global Student Challenge 2013
What is the identified problem?
Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam starts moving haphazardly breaking the road discipline and creates complex bottlenecks. With the above condition prevalent often emergency service vehicles like Ambulance, Police, Fire brigade, etc. are also stuck in the traffic.
Brief about Solution
Driving in India is Hell
of a task.
It was understood that, any problem on the Indian road is considered to be a human error, however with proper information system, efficient law enforcement bodies and by trusting peoples behavior traffic management issues can be minimized.
We considered Four cases:
Cars stuck in a traffic jam starts moving haphazardly breaking the road discipline and creates complex bottlenecks.
With the above condition prevalent often emergency service vehicles like Ambulance, Police, Fire brigade, etc. are also stuck in the traffic.
Major cities are planning to have metro railway projects, thus construction sites on roads are barricaded which narrows the road and slows down the traffic.
Pedestrians in India are considered as a weaker commuter on road thus least facility is provided to them, increasing their life risk.
Understanding the scenarios and the constraints, an Interactive Information System seems to be the most efficient solution to the traffic congestion and thus reduce the intensity of the above problems. With poor roads conditions and bad urban planning very little could be done to totally eradicate the traffic issues without infrastructural changes.
Considering a driver being stuck in a traffic jam, following information is necessary:
§ Information on next diversion/ diversions. Time to cross the bottleneck. Information on traffic flow ahead. All this information will provide a feedback to the driver and address all his curiosities.
The Interactive Information system also takes care of the emergency service vehicles and helps them to navigate through traffic. The Information system would help the drivers to understand the situation and thus stop honking horns and also allow them to stop their cars as a real time update of movement is provided through the system and thus helps to reduce noise and air pollution sustaining the environmental conditions.
At junctions it is observed that vehicles tend to stop on the zebra crossing as the traffic signal post is placed ahead of it, causing problems for pedestrians to cross the road. So the placement of the traffic signal post is altered and brought behind the zebra crossing so that vehicles stop before the crossing.
How well does the proposed solution enable great commuter experience?
Informs the driver about the required information during the traffic jam i.e. up to what extent on road, traffic is stuck. and guides the traffic police also.
How attractive is this idea for partners from transportation, business, government, non profit or other sectors to get involved?
Companies can act as philanthropist and sponsor the display as it will be used as their advertisement during normal traffic flow.
Environmental impact, whether the proposed idea in predominantly service based without adding more physical structures
It is using the existing size of sign boards on the street lamp posts and is totally a service based structure.
Dates & Deadlines
25-Sep-2013 :Deadline for Registration
30-Sep-2013 :Deadline for submitting your projects
01-Oct-2013 :Announcement of top 50 entries
03-Oct-2013 :Deadline to entroll Techease 2013
16-Oct-2013 :Deadline for voting by friends
17-Oct-2013 :Presentation of the 50 shortlisted projects at the TechEase at IIITHyderabad
19-Oct-2013 :Announcement of the final iINNOVATE prizes and award winners
26-Oct-2013 :Winners may present at IIMBangalore at UXINDIA’13 conference