PSCDCL will take help of AI to nab traffic rule violators

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 24 January 2019

Speaking about the initiative Rajendra Jagtap, CEO, PSCDCL, said that the proposed partnership is aimed at driving the maximum benefit of the existing infrastructure of Pune police. He further added that based on the outcome, deployment of the technology on a larger scale could be considered for the benefit of the city and enforcement purposes, based on global trends in this area.

Pune: With an aim to automate the manual work of traffic police of penalising traffic rules’ offenders through CCTV footage, Pune Idea Factory Foundation – a subsidiary of Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) has partnered with Pune traffic police and a Pune-based start-up focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning based video analytics for a first of its kind pilot initiative leveraging emerging technologies. 

As part of the partnership, feeds from ten cameras of the existing CCTV network of Pune police would be analysed to determine wrong lane driving, triple-seat riding and riders who are riding without 
helmets. 

These are the common offences on the city roads and this partnership will leverage technology to support Pune police in their efforts to identify and subsequently cut down on these offences. The video analytics will help to regulate the road safety with more broader detection of road rule violations, based on the significantly deeper analysis of the CCTV camera feeds. This will generate automated e-challans against offenders.

Speaking about the initiative Rajendra Jagtap, CEO, PSCDCL, said that the proposed partnership is aimed at driving the maximum benefit of the existing infrastructure of Pune police. He further added that based on the outcome, deployment of the technology on a larger scale could be considered for the benefit of the city and enforcement purposes, based on global trends in this area.

Manojit Bose, Chief Knowledge Officer, PSCDCL, said, “The start-up company is one of the top teams of the hackathon conducted by Pune Smart City along with NITI Aayog, Pune University and City of Austin. Along with providing an implementation opportunity to the start-up, it also provides Pune police with actionable insights.”

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