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Ministry of Road Transport and Highways proposed the installation of an inbuilt collision warning system in four vehicles

Published on November 13, 2023
Current Context: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has proposed the installation of an inbuilt ‘moving off information system’ (MOIS) in certain categories of four-wheeler passenger and commercial vehicles.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways proposed the installation of an inbuilt collision warning system in four vehicles
  • This system is designed to reduce the possibility of collision with pedestrians and cyclists in close proximity.
  • The MOIS is a system that detects and informs the driver of the presence of pedestrians and cyclists in close proximity and, if deemed necessary, based on the manufacturer’s strategy, warns the driver of a potential collision.
  • This proposal is significant as it aims to enhance the safety of vulnerable road users (VRUs), which include adult or child pedestrians or cyclists.
  • The draft titled ‘Approval of motor vehicles with regard to the Moving Off Information System for the Detection of Pedestrians and Cyclists’ specifies the automotive industry standard for MOIS and will be notified after public consultation.
  • This initiative is part of MoRTH’s efforts to reduce the number of road accidents in India.

Question:

Q.1 What is the purpose of the ‘moving off information system’ (MOIS) proposed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH)?
a. To increase the speed of vehicles
b. To reduce the possibility of collision with pedestrians and cyclists in close proximity
c. To improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles
d. To enhance the comfort of the vehicle’s interior
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