Institute touts use of AI in identifying traffic risks

SAVING TIME: Officials take at least a year to accumulate enough data to identify possible solutions to the safety issues, but new software can analyze the data in a month

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 02, 2020
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has been applied in a broader range of transportation systems, from identifying factors affecting the safety of intersections to identifying passengers before they are allowed to board flights.

The Institute of Transportation, a Ministry of Transportation and Communications think tank, has developed analytical software to reduce traffic accidents at the intersections by combining the use of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) and AI technology.

About 260,000 traffic accidents occurred between January and September, of which 56.5 percent were at intersections, National Police Agency statistics showed.

One of the main reasons leading to accidents at intersections is that drivers fail to apply their brakes in time when vehicles in front of them suddenly slow down or make right or left turns without using their turn signals.    [FULL  STORY]

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