Gitex 2021: New AI technology in Dubai’s cycling tracks to detect if riders are wearing helmets
19 October 2021, 12:00 AM
31 October 2021, 12:00 AM
A new artificial intelligence technology in Dubai’s cycling tracks will be implemented to detect whether riders are wearing helmets or not, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Sunday.
The smart technology is being displayed at the ongoing Gitex technology week, which kicked off on October 17.
The ‘Using AI in Cycling Tracks’ solution is a PoC developed by Evoteq, a digital transformation solutions provider, said Mohammed Yousuf Al Mudharreb, CEO of RTA’s Corporate Technology Support Services Sector. An overview and live demonstration of the solution was presented at the RTA stand at Gitex.
The first phase of the proof of concept (PoC) was implemented at the Nad Al Sheba cycling track in Dubai, RTA said.
Mohammed Yousuf Al Mudharreb, CEO of RTA’s Corporate Technology Support Services Sector ssaid,“This revolutionary solution aims to ensure safer roads for cyclists by deploying digital solutions that create a meaningful impact on people’s lives.”
Mudharreb said: “In designing the Smart Cycling Track, next-generation technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) have been used.”
The data gathered by this high-tech AI-enabled platform will be leveraged to detect cyclists, joyriders, including joggers, and scooter riders, on the track and determine the current track occupancy.