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Convention on �intelligent transportation� from May 2

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 28 - Representatives from automobile industry, government, testing agencies and NGOs will meet here on May 2 and 3 for the annual convention of the Society for Automobile Fitness & Environment (SAFE) to explore how the experience and knowledge of stakeholders from across the globe in the road maintenance and safety sectors can support informed decision making and policy development that improves road safety and efficiency.

The convention will witness speakers with experience and expertise in accident prevention, infrastructure planning and usage of latest technology, who will give presentations to take forward the best practices in making the roads safer.

SAFE, an independent body of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), works to generate awareness among various stakeholders regarding road safety, inspection and certification of in-use vehicles. This is for the first time that SAFE is holding its annual convention in Guwahati.

Some top officials from BOSCH, National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP), Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd, Ashok Leyland Ltd, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd, etc., are expected to take part in the event.

At the first technical session on May 2, there will be presentations by the Assam government, the Delhi government, the Maharashtra government and the Centre for Road Safety, Rajasthan on successful projects on road safety implemented by enforcement agencies. There will be two other sessions on traffic planning, usage of intelligent transportation systems and accident data analysis and role of training in spreading awareness on road safety.

On May 3, there will be a round-table which will be attended by representatives from the Transport Department, police and automobile industry. The objective of the workshop will be to enhance the knowledge on upcoming technology in automobiles, like hybrid technology, inspection and certification.

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