Press Trust of India|May 22, 2021
IIIT Delhi establishes Centre of Excellence on sustainable mobility
IIIT Delhi researchers had already been working with mass transit services such as the DTC to generate data and create ticketing frameworks.
NEW DELHI: The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi in collaboration with Delhi Knowledge Development Foundation (DKDF) is establishing a ‘Centre of Sustainable Mobility’ as a Centre of Excellence at the institute.
The new research centre will focus on solving the problem of urban transportation in Delhi. The problem of sustainable mobility is a complex problem that requires design and optimisation, relying on data analytics and interdisciplinary research that includes computer science, artificial intelligence, electronics engineering as well as design.
As per a statement issued by the institute, the researchers at IIIT-Delhi have been working with Delhi Government’s transport department as well as various mass transit agencies such as the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC runs buses), the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) and the Delhi Metro over the last three years to create systems like Open Transit Data, Open Ticketing Framework for contactless ticketing in buses and a depot management tool, said the statement.
The faculty of the institute also worked with the World Bank for Chennai transit agencies as well southern railways to collect, clean and open transit data.
“The centre will also open up new avenues and courses for training students in the field of public transportation, electric vehicles as well as road safety. There is a greater need for the new age courses to be connected to the SDG goals of the UN,” says the statement by IIIT Delhi.
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