Belagavi’s first Automated Driving Test Centre getting ready

The city’s first automated driving test centre and vehicle fitness testing station is getting ready in Kanabargi, Belagavi. Major Civil works have been completed.

The automation of the testing process will facilitate efficient and transparent testing of candidates aspiring for a driving licence, as compared to the present manual testing station. Though various vehicle manufacturers have implemented similar systems in their factories, this is not first time, that the Motor Vehicles Department of a State is using this, Already in use in few cities of Karantaka.

Since no tampering is possible in this new system, only the deserving will pass the driving test. Also, only vehicles in perfect condition will be given the fitness certificate.

The automated driving test centre uses an innovative overhead video-sensor-based technology. In order to get Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) driving licence, the candidate should drive the vehicle on the gradient and parking tracks and clear each of them.

This technology eliminates human intervention and improves the driving test accuracy while storing the test video as a proof of test and provides path graphs, speed graphs, and analysis reports.

The automation of the vehicle fitness testing centre will help streamline the periodic fitness testing of motor vehicles. This system is aimed at phasing out the manual tests.

Testing will be done on various parameters such as speed, noise level, wheel alignment, suspension, brakes, and headlight. Drivers can see the results in real time through computer monitors placed beside the equipment. The entire process of testing can be finished as early as 15 minutes.

If everything goes as per schedule, The Automated driving test centre and Fitness centre will be open for Public in next two months.

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