Bengaluru Police Turns To AI To Tackle Traffic Congestion

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  • Bangalore will undergo installations of AI means in all its 387 traffic signals for better regulation of traffic
  • AI-enabled cameras will determine traffic density and calculate the time it would take to clear the particular wave of traffic

Bengaluru is all set to solve traffic woes with the help of Artificial Intelligence. The city has been experimenting with new technology to regulate its traffic more efficiently. According to some reports, all the traffic signals in Bengaluru are going to get a face shift with the help of AI.

 

As per a statement from the Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) B R Ravikanthe Gowda, Bangalore will undergo installations of AI means in all its 387 traffic signals for better regulation of traffic.

He said that AI-enabled cameras will determine traffic density and calculate the time it would take to clear the particular wave of traffic and accordingly manage the signal lights.

At present, close to 35 traffic signals are AI-adaptive, and soon all the traffic signals in the city will have AI. 

The new system will calculate vehicle density and communicate the details to a central processing unit which in turn will decide the time required at each junction.

Delhi Police had also announced the introduction of AI in phases to manage traffic movement. Dependra Pathak, special commissioner of police, traffic, said that the aim is to reduce the manual interface to minimal.

Google is also planning to set up a research lab focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications in Bengaluru. The lab will focus on two things. Firstly, it will focus on the advancement of Computer Science research in India, wherein it will focus on Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Languages, Speech, Systems and other related areas. Secondly, it will focus on applying this research to tackle big problems in areas pertaining to healthcare, agriculture and education. The lab will also focus on making apps and services that will focus on helping billions of people in the country.

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