iRASTE NXT Conference was organized jointly by CSIR-CRRIINAI@IIIT-H, and Intel. The conference showcased a roadmap for accelerating the 4Es of Road Safety with next-gen predictive technology, like AI & Data Analytics.

The main thrust of accident prevention worldwide has been on the 4Es. iRASTE projects which integrated AI solutions into the existing 4Es framework for Road Safety have led to faster implementations and accurate monitoring. iRASTE NXT symbolizes the vision to convert India’s roads to “Intelligent रासतें” within this decade.

4Es of Road Safety – (i) Education; (ii) Engineering; (iii) Enforcement; (iv) Emergency care.

Project iRASTE was conceptualized in 2021 to accelerate the use of AI in Road Safety. iRASTE projects in Nagpur & Telangana piloted ADAS & DMS for public transport buses and introduced driver safety scores. Today, iRASTE is India’s most extensive and longest-running study of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for commercial vehicles. This represents a new approach to driver skilling and vehicle crash reduction while reducing the dependence on classroom training.

Greyspot mapping was introduced to predict infrastructure risks. Today it can take up to 3 years to identify a potential Blackspot. Greyspot Mapping has reduced the time to report a potential Blackspot to just 3 months.

Highlights of the iRASTE NXT Conference

  • Marquee presented on notable projects around the world, integrating technology with the 4E framework for Road Safety
  • Report released key results and new frameworks from Project iRASTE
  • Panel discussion held with experts on the ‘4Es with Tech’ roadmap
  • Roundtable with experts from relevant standards organizations to lead the path forward on turning these learnings into policy recommendations.

The conference is scheduled at

Venue: CSIR IGIB Auditorium, Mathura Road, New Delhi
Date: 24 July 2023

Inauguration (11 AM)
Opening Keynote Address by Mr. Kiran K. Kapila, President (Emeritus), IRF Geneva, Founder President, IRF-IC
iRASTE Presentation by Dr. S. Velmurugan, Chief Scientist, CRRI
Policy Roundtable (How to lead the path forward on turning insights/data from Projects like iRASTE into policy recommendations)  
Moderator: Mr. Harshvardhan Sharma (Nomura)  


Prof. P.K. Sikdar, President ICT and Advisor IRF

Dr.S. Gangopadhyay, Ex-Director, CRRI and Ex-President IRF IC

Dr. Navdeep Asija, Traffic Advisor, Punjab & Director, Punjab Road Safety & Traffic Research Centre

Dr. Ekta Kapoor, Mission Director, NM-ICPS
Lunch Break
Session 1
iRAP presentation (Tech influence on * rating) by Mr. Jigesh Bhavsar, Road Safety Consultant
All the Es of Road Safety. Presentation by Mr. Pavan Kumar (Infotrans)
School Safety NXT (Panel Discussion on Latest Approaches to Road Safety for Schools)  

Moderator: Mr. Prasanto Roy (FTI)  


Ms. Mukti Advani, Principal Scientist, CRRIMs.

Juby Jose, Director, Intel

Ms. Ruchi Varma, CEO, HumanQind
iRASTE AI Challenge Announcement by Dr. S. Anbumani (Mobility Lead, INAI)
Tea/Coffee Break
Session 2
ADAS/Digital Road Survey in Taipei by Tim Chen, CEO, TMS (Online)
Traffic Rewards Project (RFID) by Sameer Gautam, CoFounder & CEO Social-Impact Innovations
Panel Discussion: ‘4Es with Tech’ roadmap. Leveraging Tech to Enhance 4Es.

Moderator: Govind Krishnan (iRASTE Program Manager, INAI)


Prof. Geetam Tiwari, TRIPP Chair Professor, IIT Delhi

Mr. Akhilesh Srivatsava, Road Safety Ambassador, Vice President, IRF-ICDr. Aniruddha Roy, CTO, Genesys

Mr. Nisarg Pandya, CEO, Drivebuddy
Concluding Session (5:30PM)
Address by other dignitaries
Chief Guest Address: Hon’ble Minister Gadkari Ji
Vote of Thanks