RTA joins India's Tata-backed TCS to analyse Dubai traffic violations
TCS's app will collect data about motorist violations and support RTA efforts towards road, rider, and pedestrian safety
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has selected Indian conglomerate Tata Group’s information technology subsidiary Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to analyse motorist behaviours in the emirate through the creation of an app.
A memorandum of association for the research and development initiative was signed by chief executive officer of RTA, Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, and regional director of TCS, Ajay Singh.
According to Al Ali, TCS’s smart app or data logger will be used during a three-month period through Android phones fitted with a GPS navigator and a nine-axis inertial measurement unit of RTA’s volunteered drivers and university students.
The app will monitor motorist attitudes in terms of over-speeding, veering, and sudden braking.
The app has been designed to capture and transfer the collected data to servers, and to use artificial intelligence to analyse recorded violations.
Additionally, the app wil create reports on how offences are related to age, occupation, timing, and location, according to Dubai Media Office.
“Developing the system serves RTA’s strategic objective of protecting the safety of roads, riders, and pedestrians through the test-run of various smart systems and technologies," Al Ali said.