Manipal Journal of Medical Sciences


Background: The only way to remain safe in the current COVID-19 pandemic is by maintaining physical distancing. The current paper is an attempt to justify the use of sensor-based equipment in maintaining social distancing as much as possible during the unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. Method: Databases considered for the relevant literature search were PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar for the government reports and hand-searched articles. Results: Initiatives such as wireless interchanges and versatile processing have prompted the upgradation and improvisation in Intelligent Transport Frameworks (ITS) which focuses on street wellbeing applications. As a promising innovation and a centre part of ITS, Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET) have arisen as use of Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANET), that uses Dedicated Short- Range Communication (DSRC) to permit vehicles to maintain distance and keep safe social separation through the method of correspondence with each other, or to communicate with the road gear equipment. Mediations are needed from all areas to keep up with the security of our transportation framework. Without convenient activity, a serious degree of viral transmission will be subsequently followed to public transit. Conclusion: Social distancing and personal security of the people by use of IT in traffic management is required. The policymakers should look for options to implement VANET use at least in the containment zones of the COVID-19 pandemic in India.