Urgent.. uae has unveiled new pedestrian crossings that use artificial intelligence

Ahmed Moawad - | UAE

Dubai has erected 14 artificial intelligence-powered pedestrian crossings in an innovative effort to increase pedestrian safety.

In Dubai Silicon Oasis, innovative pedestrian and bicycle crossings can activate flashing warning signs and traffic signals for approaching motorists.

The DSO free zone led the unique project in collaboration with Derq, a pioneer in artificial intelligence traffic technology.

The Real-Time Perception and Connectivity AI Platform was rigorously tested over a two-year period.

DSO is a member of the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority, and Muammar Al Katheeri, chief officer for engineering and sustainability, expressed his delight at the launch of the new technology.

Through our longstanding connection with Derq, we will make incredible progress in ensuring pedestrian safety and achieving Dubai's smart city aim, he said.

The proposal, according to Derq's CEO and co-founder Georges Auoude, is consistent with Dubai's ambitions to further establish the city as a refuge for bicycles.

How the road project works

To provide drivers more time to stop for pedestrians crossing the street, the system detects and monitors automobiles and other road users on their route to the crosswalk using artificial intelligence algorithms.

The system can be configured to send out notifications or not, as well as for how long.

When a pedestrian is detected in or near a crosswalk, an alert can be activated for a specific period of time or until the pedestrian crosses.

The platform's high-speed 5G connection allows for comprehensive traffic data collection and dependable remote operation.

UAE's road safety push

The United Arab Emirates inaugurated a large statewide road project on Tuesday to solve accident hotspots, reduce the likelihood of flooding, and make it safer for children to go to and from school.

Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, claimed that the plan will install interactive warning systems at high-collision junctions and identify areas that require extra pedestrian crossings.
As part of the National Programme for Infrastructure Development, also known as Salamah 365, authorities will monitor dams and valleys for signs of flooding.

The Abu Dhabi Police Department developed a traffic warning system in May to warn vehicles of potentially hazardous scenarios such as storms or accidents.

A traffic problem is indicated by blue and red lights flashing in synchrony, while a yellow light warns drivers of extreme weather such as fog, rain, or dust storms.

Solar energy and rechargeable batteries power the alarms, which can be seen for up to 200 metres in all weather conditions.

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