AI camera installed near Mananchira, Kozhikode | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Although caught up in a maze of allegations, the installation of AI-driven surveillance cameras has led to a drop in traffic violations across the state. As per the motor vehicle department’s findings, all 726 cameras have been tracking violations and are very handy in extreme accident-prone areas.
During the trial run, around 4.5 lakh traffic violations were caught on camera. Some cameras detected 2,500 violations daily. “The cameras were inaugurated on April 20. Since then, the numbers have dropped to 2 lakh,” MVD officials said.
The AI cameras detect violations such as not wearing helmets and seat belts, overspeeding, careless driving, three people travelling on a two-wheeler among others. There are many who avoid travelling through the camera-installed areas as well.
At present, notices are sent to the violators, but they are not required to pay any fine. Reportedly, there has been a rise in the usage of helmets in the state.
Meanwhile, Trois Infotech, a contract agency for the project engaged by KELTRON, stated in a press release that they only provided the technical assistance to operate the AI cameras.
“The company has been developing software to operate AI cameras and was made part of the project considering the experience in the field,” read the release.
“Since 2019, we have had a partnership with Mediatronix Company in the field of research and development. We also have technical cooperation with SRIT, which received the contract from KELTRON. However, we do not have any current links with UL Technology, ULCCS and SRIT,” said T Jithesh, CEO, Trois Infotech.