KU Prof patents tech to reduce night traffic accidents

Innovations cornerstone of university ecosystem: VC

Srinagar, March 1: Dr.Shabir Ahmad Parah, a faculty member at Kashmir University (KU), has been granted a patent for his groundbreaking technology aimed at reducing night traffic accidents caused by traffic light glare. The patent, awarded on February 9, 2023, with an effective date of February 22, 2021 (date of filing) under the Indian Patent Act, marks a significant milestone in the realm of traffic safety.

The invention is one-of-a-kind in the world and is expected to have a profound impact on road safety, particularly during nighttime, as more than 52% of traffic accidents occur during this period.

“The University Innovation Centre will approach the relevant automobile manufacturing sectors to assess the techno-economic feasibility of integrating this innovation into a wide range of automobile units,” stated Dr.Shabir Ahmad Parah, Senior Assistant Professor at KU’s Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Technology, who led a four-member team consisting of ParsaSarosh, SabreenaMushtaq, and SheezanFayaz in developing this innovative solution.

KU Vice Chancellor, Prof Nilofer Khan, extended her heartfelt congratulations to Dr.Shabir Ahmad Parah and his team for this remarkable achievement, recognizing the contributions of other faculty members, teachers, and administrative officers who supported and encouraged innovation at Kashmir University.

“Since innovations are the cornerstone of a university ecosystem, a number of initiatives have been undertaken to promote innovation-related activities aimed at positively impacting the employability of skilled youth,” said Prof. Mohammad Sultan Bhat, Dean of Research at KU, emphasizing the importance of this invention. He announced that the university’s Innovation Centre will collaborate with relevant automobile manufacturing industries to assess the techno-economic feasibility of integrating this innovation into a wide range of automobile products.

Prof. Farooq Ahmad Masoodi, Dean of Academic Affairs, KU Registrar, Prof. NaseerIqbal, along with various other university officers, teachers, scholars, and students also congratulated the team for their groundbreaking invention.

Since the news broke, congratulatory messages have been pouring in from academia and civil society alike, praising the innovators for achieving this unparalleled feat.

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