Now, Mumbai-Pune Expressway to become safer

Tactile Edgeline is a technology that is yet to be introduced in India and the Mumbai-Pune Expressway will be witnessing the firsthand experience soon.

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Soon travelling on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway will get safer for vehicles as the authorities are planning on introducing the Tactile Edgeline technology. This will be the first time that the road safety tech will be deployed in India. The tactile edgeline technology is said to exponentially bring down the number of accidents caused by collision from behind.

In 2019, 50 per cent of the total accidents that happened on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway had taken place due to collision from behind. The major causes for these accidents were either the vehicles trying to overtake or the drivers falling asleep during the journey.

Mumbai-Pune Expressway is a three-lane route and has a fourth lane or a white edge-line for vehicles that have been affected by an accident. However, several drivers use the road as a means to overtake the vehicles in front of them which has led to accidents on various instances.

Therefore, to counter the accidents due to collision from the back, Maharashtra Government is using Tactile Edgeline by drawing out rumblers on the fourth lane. If the vehicles come in contact with the fourth lane, the rumblers will be activated and make loud noises. This will alert the vehicle in front, thus avoiding an accident. 

Tactile Edgeline is a technology that is yet to be introduced in India and the Mumbai-Pune Expressway will be the first to get this. What do you think of this  move? Which other routes do you think this technology should be adopted on? 

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