Traffic rule violations largely go unchecked in India because of the manpower and resources required for monitoring. Polsec, a security company from Brazil aims to address this issue with cameras based on Artificial Intelligence. These cameras will soon be installed in three Indian cities - Agra, Mumbai, and Delhi - for an initial testing phase.
'Smart Eyes' are equipped with a fully-rotatable camera, which can detect vehicles parked in no parking areas, and illegal dumping of garbage among other things.
Once the camera records a traffic rule violation, it can also warn the offender through a speaker system. If the person doesn’t comply, it would then report the offence to the nearest police officer.
Talking about how it works to Economic Times, Renato Werner, the chief executive of Polsec said,
“For instance, the camera, after a few times, will learn how many people cross this street every day at this hour. But if it (the number) suddenly triples, the camera will detect this unusual behaviour and report.”
As part of the first phase, 100 units of the camera - ‘Smart Eyes’ will be installed by next month.
With these 100 cameras, requirements for Indian cities will be analysed, and the AI will be updated with necessary features. In the next five years, the firm plans to install one million cameras on Indian streets, according to Trak.in. Each camera is priced at Rs 17,950.
The added advantage of Smart Eyes is that privacy of a person can be protected as it has a function to blur or cover people's faces. At the same time, the feature can also be disabled at a time of emergency.
Polsec believes the camera will also help in reducing violence on the streets, and has helped reduce street violence in a Brazilian city by up to 70 percent.
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