India, filled with a rich heritage, beautiful monuments, different cultures, alluring countrysides, and welcoming humans, is by far one of the dazzling countries.
India is one of the fastest developing countries in the world and is adapting to many newer technologies every day. Over the last two decades, India has seen enormous growth in terms of technological advancements.
Though India is constantly working towards making the country technologically advanced and improving the quality of life of Indian citizens, there are several missing technologies in the country.
These missing technologies in India are some of the broadly used technologies in other countries. Let us have a look at these astounding technologies.
8 Missing Technologies in India
Here is a list of a few great technologies in various sectors that are used across the globe but have not been implemented in India until today.
In India, construction is labor-intensive. One major reason for that is the availability of cheap labor in India. It is common to see hundreds of people carrying heavy construction materials on their heads and backs and move across the construction site.
This is by far the most redundant and time taking process of construction. People carrying construction materials have been in existence for centuries but with the advancement of technology countries across the globe have started to use drones, conveyor belts, and robots to transfer materials.
This has helped countries in reducing their demand for unskilled labor and fastened construction activities. These technologies have also helped them improve their efficiency, reduce accidents in the construction areas, and improve the quality of construction.
Robots delivering packages
Can you imagine you order something online and a robot appears at your doorstep to deliver the same? Well, this is a reality in many countries across the globe.
Companies like Amazon and other regional food delivery companies have started using robots to deliver goods and food. The US Postal service also started using automated robots for delivering posts.
The robot known as Digit, which Agility Robots develop, can carry packages weight upto 40 pounds. It is the robot that has the most resemblance to a human. Apart from Digit, Amazon uses a six-wheeled robot to deliver packages in the size of a mini cooler.
Automatic Garbage disposal
Garbage disposal is a problem India has been trying to solve for a couple of years. Countries abroad implemented AGDS (Automated Garbage Disposal System).
In this system, there are semi-automated trucks that are operated by an operator who activates the mechanical arm on the side of the collection vehicle to lift and empty standardized collection carts.
In simple words, households collect waste from their homes and put it outside their house, which is later picked up by these semi-automated trucks.
Studies have shown that the current manual style of the garbage trucks is contributing to the increased injuries in the city workers and adversely impacting their health. The manual type is also an inefficient and time taking method.
Countries are working towards an alternative solution as injured workers are equivalent to unhappy citizens and lost time at work.
AGDS is more efficient, environmentally friendly, safer, and inexpensive when compared to manual collection.
Electric Vehicles are one of the largest missing technologies in India.
Though Indian companies like Mahindra, Ather Energy entered the Electric Vehicle segment quite early yet India as a whole is way behind in the Electric Vehicle segment.
Countries like Norway, Iceland, Sweden are way ahead in the electric mobility race. All these countries are dominated by electric vehicle charging stations, similar to how petrol stations dominate India.
These stations are filled with machines that supply electric energy, which is used to charge plug-in electric vehicles.
Electric vehicles have onboard converters that plug into a higher voltage outlet. The chargers in these charging stations are equipped with multiple adapters to ensure fast charging.
Electric Vehicles have helped the world in reducing pollution. They are also extremely quiet, and you might not even notice an Electric Vehicle moving beside you!
High-Speed rails, commonly known as bullet trains, are a kind of rail transport that runs way faster than traditional types of rails. They use an integrated system of specialized rolling stock and dedicated tracks.
Japan is one country that is famous for super-fast bullet trains. The bullet train’s speed ranges from 245 mph to 374 mph, unlike the traditional trains found in India, whose speed is around 99 mph.
India is trying to enter the high-speed rail sector as it is advantageous in many ways. Some of the advantages are
- Bullet Trains will open the door to ample employment opportunities
- Reduces the National dependence on foreign oil
- Improves mobility and extends travel choices
- Increases foreign investments in India
Autonomous Driving Vehicles
Autonomous Driving Vehicles, commonly known as Driverless Vehicles, have gained traction in various countries across the world
This robot car is a competent vehicle in sensing the environment and moving with utmost safety with barely any human interference or input.
Autonomous cars have the ability to create and maintain a map of the
surroundings based on input from various sensors placed on various parts of the vehicle.
These cars are programmed so that the radar sensors monitor the vehicle’s position nearby. The cameras are used to detect the traffic lights, read and understand the road signs, keep track of other vehicles, and look out for pedestrians.
Various sensors like lidar sensors and ultrasonic sensors are used to measure distances from the car, detect road angles, identify markings on the lane and detect curbs while parking.
India’s major challenge in implementing autonomous vehicles is the quality of roads and the percentage of accidents that occur due to the negligence of people in following traffic signals.
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City Wide Free Wifi
Many state governments in India are trying to implement city-wide free wifi, but the numbers are minimal. Though some cities offer city-wide, the users are capped to using the wifi, which is around 50 Mbps per day.
Countries like South Korea offer their citizens quick and easy access to the Internet in any part of the country. They offer a wifi speed of around 47 Mbps.
City Wide free Wifi is very beneficial as when someone is traveling, they use a mapping service to get around, which often results in large chunks of data consumption and is the least economical way.
On Tap Drinking Water
Drinking Water is a basic amenity, and people must not be charged for drinking water.
Tap Water in countries like Finland, Poland, Spain, Croatia, Belgium, France, Germany is fit for consumption.
Governments in these countries have designed their city-wide water purification system in such a way that multiple filters are added in every stage of processing water. Numerous technologies have been developed and implemented to make this possible.
The Indian government is taking several initiatives to make this a reality in India.
Conclusion : Missing Technologies in India
Apart from the above-mentioned technologies, which lack in India, India has a huge scope for growth in various fields. The technological advancements have been exponential in India, and the primary contributing reason to that is the increased accessibility of education to most of the population.
India can see wonders in the future provided the human resource skill developed in India works towards India’s growthIndia’s Growth, governments take more robust initiatives, and technological inventions gain more support.
With the technological growth rate in India, it will be no wonder to see newer technologies being developed and implemented, improving the quality of life of Indian citizens.