The South Korean traffic solutions start-up Nota AI, which specialises in using Artificial Intelligence to better manage road intersections, is installing its Safe Crossing technology at four main intersections in a Korean city.
It is partnering with the city of Daejeon to implement the camera-based technology to prevent pedestrian accidents due to turning cars, jaywalking or drivers whose sight lines may be impaired.
Nota AI uses AI technology to analyse traffic monitoring CCTV images to detect the movement of vehicles in real time. It then works out when accidents could occur up to three seconds before they happen through the short-term trajectory prediction. It then can warn people of hazardous situations using LED lights and speakers.
The AI Safe Crossing will be implemented as a pilot at two intersections which are in child protection zones and two where there has been a high elderly pedestrian accident rate. The implementation is part of the city’s smart city solutions helping to make active travel safer.
Nota explains, “Nota AI Safe Crossing can effectively prevent accidents since it provides selective information for hazardous situations, enhancing the system’s reliability before human perception-reaction time (PRT). We expect AI Safe Crossing can prevent accident scenarios such as signal violations, poor visibility due to surrounding obstacles, and even dilemma situations for right-turning vehicles. This system is expected to play an important role in C-ITS intersection’s safety system by expressing less than 1-second short-term information on the LDM (Local Dynamic Map) by processing video data in real-time with Edge AI without V2X I2X communications.”
Nota AI will exhibit at the ITS World Congress 2022 in Los Angeles from 18-22 September. Nota AI is sponsoring the Highways Voices podcasts from LA and you will hear more about the solution during that event.
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