Dubai, UAE: Dubai, famously known for its marvellous structures and skyscrapers, and Palm Island named itself one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world. Over the past few years, the city has achieved a remarkable height in the technological sector and utilized it to uplift its standard, making it the safest, most developed and most luxurious place to live in.
Now, Dubai is planning to make another impressive step by using a new AI technology to detect potholes and other potential road defects in Dubai.
Dubai has one of the world’s most high-quality and advanced roads. In Road Pavements Condition Index 2022, Dubai’s streets and roads scored 95% in terms of condition, safety and quality.
Now they want to go even further and develop a new AI technology to detect potholes and other potential road defects before emerging. The system will be installed on a patrol car to scan the roads with the help of laser cameras thoroughly.
These high-tech AI-controlled cameras will spotlight the emerging potholes and road defects and provide accurate data assisting the road management teams by conserving time without halting the traffic.
The new AI technology can serve multi-purposes, such as improving transport networks and road safety. The laser cameras powered by AI are so precise they can even detect small cracks over one millimetre.
So far, the new AI technology has been used to make a virtual map of Dubai’s roads that is 97% accurate. This technology is expected to be used for navigation instead of detecting potholes.
Dubai Police and Traffic Control has significantly developed by using AI technologies in their services. The new AI technology is specially designed for road management and repairs, so they can elevate the quality of their roads even if they already have the best road network globally.
Dubai sets an example of how AI can be used by developing and easing road & traffic management. One of the most extreme examples of AI in action is Dubai Police’s ‘Oyoon’ system.
This AI-powered system uses facial recognition to identify potential criminal activity before it happens. The system proved so effective that with its assistance, crime rates were reduced in the region by 20%.
The new AI system is almost similar to Oyoon. It will detect potholes and defects before they even emerge.