AI traffic camera program detects driver behavior

Police departments in Prince George’s County are piloting a new traffic camera program that uses artificial intelligence technology to detect driver behavior.

Obvio, the company behind the technology, targets unsafe driving and gives real-time feedback on a digital message board. If a driver runs a stop sign, a digital billboard lets the driver know what they did wrong, displaying “AN UNSAFE STOP…”

Cottage City wrapped up its pilot program, where the data collected so far saw a 76% decrease in stop sign runners.

The camera can also detect bike and bus lane violations and drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians. The footage can then be used by police departments for enforcement and used as evidence in court.

The program costs $40,000 for a mobile unit and $15,000 for a stationary camera along with a subscription fee.

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