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Maruti Suzuki’s automated driving test track in Ayodhya

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Maruti Suzuki India Limited has completed its first automated driving test track (ADTT) at the Driver Training and Testing Institute (DTTI) in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The inauguration of the Ayodhya ADTT was carried out by Shri Dayashankar Singh, Minister of State (Independent charge) of Transport, Uttar Pradesh.

A Record-Breaking Initiative

The Ayodhya ADTT, inspired by the vision of Hon’ble Chief Minister of UP Shri Yogi Adityanath, was completed in a record time of 45 days post the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) held in December 2023. This initiative is part of Maruti Suzuki’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) towards road safety.

About the Test Track

The 100% computerized automated driving license test track is equipped with high-definition cameras, and an integrated IT system making testing more comprehensive, efficient, and transparent. The newly inaugurated facility is capable of testing both Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) and Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMV) applicants on the same track. A separate serpentine track is available for driving testing of two-wheeler applicants. Evaluation will be done in line with Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR).

Maryti Suzuki Automated test track

Maruti Suzuki Automated test track

A Step Towards Road Safety

Mr. Rahul Bharti, Executive Officer, Corporate Affairs, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, emphasized the importance of human skill and knowledge of traffic rules in road safety1. He stated, “Having 100% computerized testing before a driving license is awarded will ensure that only skilled drivers take the wheel.”

Test Track Aiding Last-Mile Mobility

With the increased influx of visitors in Ayodhya, there will be an increased need for safe last-mile mobility. Auto-rickshaws and taxis are the major vehicles that ply on the roads and are hence prone to mishaps. The automated driving test tracks will ensure only skilled drivers are available in the city. Maruti Suzuki is certainly setting a benchmark on how test tracks should be.

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