International Road Federation launches pilot project for blockchain-based road safety platform with super mobile app


03 November 2022 14:44 STI

New Delhi [India]November 3 (ANI/NewsSee): While India continues to impress by developing road infrastructure across the length and breadth of the country at an accelerated pace, unfortunately Road Accident Statistics (RAI) continue to disappoint.
The leading cause of death worldwide for all ages and the leading cause in the 5-29 age group are road accidents. Nearly 1.5 lakh people die every year and RTIs injure up to 4.5 lakhs. More than 60% of these deaths are attributable to vulnerable road users (ie pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists).
The International Road Federation (IRF), in partnership with SettleMint, India’s fastest growing blockchain platform powered by Polygon Networks, is delighted to launch a pilot project for a road safety platform based on the blockchain with Super Mobile App to improve road safety in India with the use of Technology.
Commenting on the project, KK Kapila, Chairman of IRF, said, “The traditional approach to road safety is not yielding the desired results, which is evident from the fact that despite some exciting and promising efforts by the government, such as the development from corridors to zero deaths, identifying and repairing black spots, installing cameras for law enforcement, etc., the highest number of road deaths occurred in 2021.”
Simply copying Western road safety solutions will not work on Indian roads, where the problem is multi-layered. Unlike Western countries, the heterogeneous traffic on Indian roads consists of pedestrians, cyclists, motorbikes, cars, buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, tractors and even animals. An Indian solution is needed that fits into our context of geo-socio-political scenarios and economic realities, where technology compensates for human limitations and encourages good drivers by creating a human-centric ecosystem.
“SettleMint, India has worked closely with many other public sector departments and is extremely proud to be partnered with the IRF on a vital project to enhance and improve much needed road safety in the country,” said Sristhi Assudani, Sales Manager, SettleMint India. .
Detailing the project, Mr. Akhilesh Srivastava – Road Safety Brand Ambassador, IRF and Chief Executive Officer of the project said, “We need technology-driven vehicle safety features inside and outside. “exterior of the vehicle, depending on vulnerable road users. The approach must have an integrated solution around road safety, including self-motivation through safe driving scores to strict enforcement.”
The digital road safety platform will be like the CoWIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network) platform, a one-stop solution for all the needs of road commuters. The platform will lay the foundation for integrated roadside audits, law enforcement, emergency care and insurance providers on a single platform and connect road users with road authorities. road operations, law enforcement agencies and emergency service providers with the click of a button.
Explaining the operation of the pilot, Satish Parakh, President of IRF (India Chapter) added, “The blockchain-based digital platform with mobile app will provide an end-to-end system, documenting every step of issues related to the road safety by integrating various databases through APIs and creating a unified user interface and role-based custom dashboards for stakeholders.”

It will contain specific and secure connection-based information regarding:
Road user details; their safe driving license scores, license validity, insurance policy, e-challan and penalties if applicable,
vehicle details; registration, challan, PUC, vehicle insurance, commercial vehicle license, e-challans & penalties etc.,
Road/highway details; road geometry, real-time information on black/grey spots, potholes, driving quality index, signage, etc.
Emergency care services and details of insurance; accident details, nearest police stations and hospitals, availability of ambulances and beds in the nearby hospital, which can be connected via the Super App, settling insurance claims online as a customer, police and insurance companies all integrated into the same platform.
Elaborating on the project, Sristhi Assudani, Director of Sales, SettleMint India said, “The Blockchain will securely trace every transaction on an individual basis and through a distributed ledger. It will become an ultimate solution for road safety with an AI engine on top of this platform at a later stage.”
The platform will be powered by Polygon Network on an Ethereum Scaling L2 ecosystem and provided by their technology partner, SettleMint India Services Private Limited. It should be online in early January 2023.
A visionary initiative of the International Road Federation (India Chapter). After the successful launch in India, IRF(IC) plans to expand it internationally.
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