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Pune to get 'Roadeo' on its roads soon!

The traffic police authorities of Pune are planning to introduce a robot named 'Roadeo' which would move around city roads, functioning as a quasi-traffic policeman and cautioning commuters about traffic rules and offences.
Pune to get 'Roadeo' on its roads soon!

Reason for bringing in Roadeo:

  • The Traffic Police Department of Pune is looking at a futuristic model to maintain traffic flow and spread awareness about the traffic rules.

About Roadeo:

  • Roadeo consists of a 16-inch LED display to showcase traffic rules and other important messages such as 'Wear a helmet', 'Do not jump the signal' and others.
  • The Hands of the Roadeo are also engineered to move and show stop signs to vehicles.
  • Roadeo is also equipped with a siren, skid-steering wheels and obstacle-detection sensors.

Significance of the project:

  • It is a first of its kind initiative in the entire country.
  • If this pilot project turns out to be successful it would go a long way in easing the traffic management burden and reducing the workload of overburdened policemen.

One must know:

  • The Robot "Roadeo" is developed by SP Robotics Maker Lab, a Pune based laboratory that trains people to learn about robotics and build tech themselves.

Question:

Q. The traffic police authorities of which city are planning to introduce a robot named 'Roadeo' which would move around city roads, functioning as a quasi-traffic policeman and cautioning commuters about traffic rules and offences?
a. Goa
b. Mumbai
c. Delhi
d. Pune
Pune to get 'Roadeo' on its roads soon! Pune to get 'Roadeo' on its roads soon! Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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