Maruti Suzuki has recently partnered with the Delhi Government to set up 10 automated driving test centres in the national capital. The prime objective of the new centres is to make the driving license issuing process transparent and human error-free. The new automated driving test centres will comprise of scientifically laid driving test tracks, an integrated IT network and advanced high definition cameras. The centres will further utilise the advanced video analytic technology in order to conduct the driving test and hence, analyse the behaviour of the applicant. This will help to a great extent as such an assessment is currently being done manually. In order to bring the new automated centres, the MoU (memorandum of understanding) between Maruti Suzuki and Government of Delhi will be signed shortly. The carmaker will be coming up with these centres in the next 12 months and has invested close to Rs 10 crores in the development.
For the next three years after the set up is complete, Maruti Suzuki will also be responsible for the maintenance of these test centres. The brand believes that its initiative will promote formal driving training that will eventually help in creating a safer driving environment on the roads. Also, with the efficient process, only the deserving candidates with proper driving skills will be able to obtain the license.
The initial phase of the automated Driving Test centres will see the units being set up at IDTR Loni Road, DTC terminals at Hauz Khas, Shakur Basti, Raja Garden, Pratap Nagar and Hari Nagar, DTI, Burari and IDTR Sarai Kale Khan. Besides, the centres will also be set up at Transport Department offices in Rohini, Jharoda Kalan and Dwarka.