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A demonstration of the Smart Cycling Track.

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RTA tests new tech to detect speeding cyclists, no helmet riders on Dubai cycling tracks

 

DUBAI – Dubai is testing a Smart Cycling Track powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to detect cyclists, joyriders, joggers and scooter riders, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed.

The RTA is set to host a live demonstration of the Smart Cycling Track concept at the Gitex Technology week.

“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. The smart solution also identifies the speed at which the cyclists are traveling and detects if they are wearing a helmet,” said Mohammed Yousuf Al Mudharreb, CEO of RTA’s Corporate Technology Support Services Sector.

Al Mudharreb added that the system can also “predict and prevent critical cycling incidents like crowded tracks and accidents, and alert authorities of increased risk conditions based on the collected data.”

The first phase of the Smart Cycling Track was implemented at the Nad al Sheba cycling track in Dubai.

The first phase test four key features: cyclist detection, helmet detection, speed and total occupancy, said Jihad Tayara, CEO of EVOTEQ, which developed the technology.

“As a following step, we’ve developed an extended project roadmap for the complete track journey for cyclists, which aims to improve their safety and experience,” he added. ICA/Expat Media


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