Can artificial intelligence help reduce road accidents in Bangladesh?
DOT Desk: Bangladesh has seen a significant surge in the number of road accidents in the past few years; with the highest number fatalities recorded in 2018, reports Dhaka Tribune.
Despite last year’s massive nationwide Road Safety Movement, the country has continued to witness a large number of road accidents, with total fatalities reaching 4,580 in 2018; this is almost 7% higher than the amount in 2017.
The universal AI braking system will have a pump installed to control the electrical pressure of the braking system in vehicles.
It will monitor the braking system of a vehicle by collecting information about its speed and other details by using AI technology. The machine will be able to detect different types and shapes of human beings or objects, as well as road signs. and will keep monitoring the vehicle’s pace. If the driver fails to brake, then the AI system will control the speed.
Detailed information and directions for driving will be shown in a monitor installed in the vehicles, and a 360-degree camera will be installed to collect images for the AI analysis.
Emphasizing the importance of retaining partial control of the vehicle to enforce safety, Shajjad explained: “Instead of creating a fully-automated vehicle, our primary objective is to enforce control over the braking system with the help of AI, as, most of the time, accidents happen due to excessive speeding, or reckless driving.
“It will suppress the recklessness and racing tendencies of the vehicles’ drivers, and also significantly reduce road accidents.”