International Centre for Automotive Technology of India (ICAT) has teamed up with Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India (RNTBCI) for deeper analysis and data collection of road accidents in the country.

The project will analyse the factors that cause fatal road accidents in India and aims to use the data to help prevent their occurrence.

The project has been approved by the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI). It will be carried out by the Accident Data Analysis Centre at ICAT.

RNTBCI will provide its engineering and technical expertise to the project. It will also employ its global executives to offer data analysis training.

RNTBCI managing director Krishnan Sundararajan said: “Renault and Nissan are committed to nurture a sustainable and safe automotive ecosystem in India. We believe that our collective expertise in the global automotive industry and our association with ICAT will enable us to work towards reducing traffic fatality in India.”

The data will be collected from serious accidents at state highways and other roads. Various factors such as environment, weather and traffic will also be logged in the research.

The project has identified one accident-prone area in Delhi-NCR region and two such zones in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

ICAT director and NATRIP technical director Dinesh Tyagi said: “With support from DHI and the Road Transport Ministry in collaboration with RNTBCI, ADAC is initiating this project to create a database of in-depth data from serious road accidents and adequate remedial measures for their prevention.

“The key findings from this project will be kept in public domain and shall be useful to various agencies and researchers in mitigation of road accident mortalities and morbidities.”