MVD seeks govt permission to levy fines on violations caught by AI-powered CCTVs

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Thiruvananthapuram: The AI (Artificial Intelligence)-powered cameras installed by the Kerala Motor Vehicle Department to record violations of traffic rules will become functional soon. MVD has moved for the approval of the state government to impose penalties based on the visuals and data obtained through the AI cameras.

As many as 675 AI-enabled cameras were installed by spending Rs 225 crore a year ago. It has been reported that the disputes between MVD and Keltron along with some technical glitches have resulted in the delay in making the cameras operational. MVD requested the cabinet to give a nod to the project as all the snags have been resolved now.

The AI-powered cameras will be used to enforce helmets, seat belts and keep a check on the use of mobile phones initially. As AI cameras detect traffic breaches easily, violators will have a hard time evading them. The violators will be notified regarding the penalty via a text message to their mobile phone numbers registered with the MVD. They will later receive a challan by post.

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