Making Better Maps for India

woman with paper map in car

“Set it up before you get in the car and I start driving”, said my dad as I struggled to open the stiff plastic flap with my tiny fingers on his Pocket PC to plug in the GPS aerial. We didn’t need the maps. This was our annual trip to my maternal grandparents’ place and […]

Swapping the boots for safer roads

motorcyclist with a vintage motorcycle

Of the time I have spent traversing our road networks, a major fraction has been on two wheels. To me, cars have been little more than a tool to serve a function, motorcycles have been more. More than a decade and almost 80K kms later, there is still a charm that pulls me back to […]

The silver lining in these life changing times

truck and cart

We started our journey with Intents Mobi with the objective to save lives on the road. From our day to day life, to the products we have been working on, road safety has been the common denominator. There are close to 5,00,000 accidents on Indian roads, leading to almost 1,50,000 fatalities, every year. That is […]

More than 11,000 deaths due to speed breakers and potholes alone

car driving through broken road

Wikipedia describes speed bumps as “Traffic calming devices that use vertical deflection to slow motor-vehicle traffic in order to improve safety conditions.” However, to many of us, this statement might sound a bit ironic. In all the time we have been driving, I am sure most of us would have faced moments of panic when […]