Pilot Will Use AI to Understand Traffic, Safety in Las Vegas

The Regional Transportation Commission has turned to AI to see if the technology could help them understand traffic patterns and safety issues at select intersections in the Las Vegas Valley.

The RTC and its Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation system partnered with various jurisdictions and police departments for a pilot program dubbed Advanced Intersection Analytics.

The program uses AI, predictive analytics, historical data, cameras and sensors to help gather the needed data at identified high-risk intersections.

That includes collecting traffic data and identifying safety issues including red-light running violations, vehicles traveling outside of their lanes and pedestrians disobeying traffic signals or not using crosswalks.

“There’s a lot of technology that continues to improve the way we manage our roadways,” RTC CEO MJ Maynard told the Las Vegas Review-Journal this month.

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