India’s first wireless road traffic controller technology ‘WiTraC’ that runs on solar power was unveiled here Wednesday. The state-of-the-art technology developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) was handed over to private partners for production by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal here. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Long-term Review
“If we have wireless traffic control system, it will help us to collate data and send traffic fast updates,” Sibal told reporters. Developed at a cost of Rs 14.75 crore, the system is power efficient and the installations run on solar panel designed with 72 hours power backup. Also Read - OnePlus India partners American Express for cashback deals, EMI offers and more
It has been designed for pole mounting and does not require digging of roads. According to experts, the indigenous system is one-third the price of an imported system.