Mysuru: The trial run of Artificial Intelligence-based cameras has begun on Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway on Saturday to keep an eye on overspeeding vehicles.
ADGP Alok Kumar took to Twitter to tweet the same. “Hope these initiatives help in reducing the number of accidents and fatalities. Overspeeding is the main killer on Indian roads,” he tweeted.
It is reported that as many as six AI cameras have been installed throughout the Expressway stretch. These cameras will not only keep an eye on overspeeding of vehicles but also on those vehicles violating lane discipline, usage of mobile phones while driving and also not wearing seat belt among other traffic violations.
Since this is being done on an experiment basis, the data collected from the cameras will so far be sent to Kanminike and Ganangur toll plazas where the violators will have to pay the fine. In the coming days, measures will be evolved on how to process and book violators from the images procured on cameras will be evolved to have a proper system in place.
It is said that introducing AI based cameras will come into handy especially at nights. For, it would be risky to deploy police to keep vigil on violators during night and on a trial basis, AI based cameras will be used. With the help of the footage captured in cameras, e-challans will be generated and violators would be notified, it is reported.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inspected the Expressway on Saturday.