A student team from BITS Pilani, comprising of Mr. Vandit Gandotra (Project Lead), Mr. Piyush Sharda and Mr. Tanmay Sharma from the Dept. of Electrical & Electronics, bagged the Silver position in National KPIT Sparkle 2017- Smart City Innovation Challenge. The team's proposal on Efficient Traffic Management was selected from among 1700 projects from all over India and awarded a cash prize of ₹2,50,000.
The team's prototype was based on the idea to give power to the citizens to report traffic violations and act as Virtual Traffic Officers, to get real time support. It is useful in providing timely support in emergency situations, improving law enforcement and analyzing traffic violation trends.
The final round, conducted in Pune on 18th and 19th Feb, 2017, was judged by a panel of jury headed by Prof. Alberto Vincentelli, professor of EECS at University of California, Berkeley. The award ceremony was graced by Shri. Prakash Javedkar, Union Minister - MHRD; Prof. R.A. Mashelkar, ExDG, CSIR; Dr. Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM; Shri Vipin Goenka, GC Member, CRIS among others.