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Government Launches WiTrac Technology

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Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of Communications & Information Technology and Law & Justice, handed over the WiTraC technology developed by CDAC.

CDAC developed the vehicle actuated Wireless Traffic Control System powered by solar panels. This technology in the area of Traffic Control System meets is certified by Electronic Regional Testing Laboratory.

WiTraC supports 868MHz (licensed), 5.8 GHz (unlicensed) wireless and wired Control Area Network (CAN) communication protocol for signal time switching apart from 2.4 GHz (unlicensed) ISM Band.

The Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) has come out with a number of policies and initiatives to boost the electronic hardware manufacturing in the country. It has taken up R&D through its own societies as also academic institutions and R&D laboratories to develop technologies, which could be transferred to domestic companies at affordable cost for commercialisation.

The department has looked into the need for development of appropriate technology to address the area of traffic control system in corridors in medium and large cities. A collaborative research program to develop indigenous intelligent transport system technology suitable for Indian conditions was taken up through CDAC, with an outlay of Rs.14.75 crore.

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