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The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has developed a system to facilitate smooth driving and minimise accidents in foggy weather conditions.

A team of researchers at the premier institute has developed an efficient architecture and algorithm to enable better driving experience in low visibility conditions, an IIT-Roorkee press release said.

Hundreds of road accidents are caused due to fog every year.

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The research has been published in the journal IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

"The objective of this research was to design a system for real-time defogging that produces a clear image stream from the input foggy frames," one of the researchers Brajesh Kumar Kaushik said.

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"The collision of vehicles due to poor visibility caused by fog leads to numerous fatalities annually. This advanced defogging system will aid drivers by providing real-time information and minimize the risks of road and train mishaps due to fog," IIT, Roorkee Director Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi said.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.