Artificial Intelligence Looking For Cell Phone Use While Driving In Australia

Posted by at 3:24 pm on December 2, 2019

Don’t text and drive down under. Artificial intelligence (AI) cameras capable of detecting drivers who are using their mobiles illegally have been activated in New South Wales, Australia.

The cameras were activated by NSW Transport on 1 December.

Drivers spotted by the AI during its first three months of use will receive a warning letter but after that they mqay befine.

A trial of the tool in the first half of 2019 successfully detected 100,000 drivers using a mobile illegally.

Transport for NSW Australia will use the revenue raised from the cameras for the Community Road Safety Fund. This fund is used for safety initiatives ranging from school road safety education, high visibility police operations, school zone flashing lights and safety infrastructure like audio road bumps and crash barriers.

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