An automated machine vision technology system which spots when people are using their phones whilst driving has been featured in a national newspaper – promoting the value of technology in making our roads safer.
The Daily Mail ran an article about the Jenoptik solution which identified 15,000 cases of mobile phone misuse in a six month period.
The solution uses Artificial Intelligence to analyse photos of people as they pass the camera. It also spots if people are not wearing a seatbelt. Any potential offences flagged up are then verified by a human.
The report says the 15,000 figure is likely to be far higher as the trial was not always capturing data and did not monitor all lanes, and quotes Jenoptik’s Deputy Managing Director Geoff Collins as saying, “It does still relate to a significant number every day, which is quite scary. Current findings suggest one in 200 vehicles show mobile phone misuse. This is a worryingly high figure.”
Those identified have not been penalised as the trial is a proof of concept and will need legislative change for it to be enforced.
Read the full article here.
(Picture – Jenoptik)