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New Saigon Trial Uses AI-Powered CCTV Cameras to Catch Traffic Offenders

The artificial intelligence (AI) technology was developed by TSMG, a tech company based in Hanoi that specializes in Internet of Things (IoT) systems and big data.

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee recently greenlit a pilot scheme that will install surveillance cameras in busy traffic areas, Sai Gon Giai Phong reports. The project was proposed by the city’s transport department in partnership with TSMG. These cameras utilize AI to catch traffic violations.

The system will initially be installed on Dien Bien Phu Street at the intersections with Pasteur, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Hai Ba Trung and Pham Ngoc Thach. Data gathered from violations in these areas will be sent to a traffic operations center.

The pilot will last for six months with costs absorbed by TSMG. The camera system can recognize different types of vehicles and their license plates. Traffic flow and estimations can be used to produce data-driven traffic solutions.

Dang Xuan Thuy, the CEO of TSMG, said to the news source that the system can also detect robberies, explosions and floods, while also sending updates on air quality to the traffic control center. Along with the installation of these cameras, the city’s department of transportation also proposed the application of AI in bus passenger identification. The proposal will be piloted on 10 buses.

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