An IIT-Bombay curated App to measure the 'bumpiness index' of the Indian Roads

The referred recent post from Ministry of Education of India cites the news report of TOI elaborating that an Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) team of researchers have developed a mobile application that shall gauge and measure the "bumpiness index" of a particular road (in parts of Mumbai for the moment).

It shall alert the App users about the probability of the expected bumpiness and the severity of the dis-maintenance or potholedness, by way of which the user may choose to opt a different path & road network.

One may ponder as what then makes this IIT-Bombay App different from what the already in use Navigation Maps/Apps/Tools of Google, Apple, Here, etc. are offering?!!

Not much, actually. But, this IIT-B App endeavours to provide that extra-mile end-user utility information layered over the existing navigational tools that are already there in the e-markets. 

This App under development envisages to utilise the cloud-sourced and cloud-shared road-specific information on designated road stretches, and put it to use after detailed prognosis and algorithm-driven user interface.

Team #bricksNmortar shall try to establish a contact with the developers & researchers of this new application, and would try to bring more information on board.

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