According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic) BR Ravikanthe Gowda, all 387 traffic signals in Bengaluru will soon be using artificial intelligence to regulate traffic more efficiently.
The new signals will be ‘adaptive’, involving cameras that detect volume of traffic to decide upon time required for vehicles to clear the signal. Additionally, the signals will also be able to network with other signals for co-ordination.
Currently, only 35, or just above 10 percent of all signals incorporate an older implementation of this kind of technology.
The cameras will also be able to effectively calculate vehicle density and provide accurate countdown information, which will serve both the purpose of informing motorists and helping them shut off their vehicles to save fuel.