Smart streets: AI, robotics for intelligent traffic management

Indian Engineer Designs World’s First Autonomous Traffic Management Platform

Indian-born engineer Vaibhav Ghadiok has designed what would be the world’s first autonomous traffic management platform. The 36-year-old is a leading figure in the field of robotics with multiple inventions and patents to his name. He is Executive Vice President of Engineering at Hayden AI (Silicon Valley, USA), where he uses his expertise in artificial intelligence and robotics to improve mass transit systems around the world.

His latest work has applications in building smarter cities and modernizing and optimizing traffic management that will impact millions of people. It is currently working with major US state governments to implement this technology with plans for global expansion.

Ghadiok says, “Our technology will improve public transport efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and make cities more sustainable and connected. It will have a massive positive impact on millions of lives by enhancing the human experience.

Ghadiok leads a team of 30 talented scientists and engineers who designed a camera-based perception platform that can be deployed in city fleets such as transit buses and garbage trucks for automated management traffic and parking. The perception system constructs a rich 3D semantic map of its environment identifying objects such as lane lines, parking meters, traffic signs, fire hydrants, sidewalks and crosswalks. With each successive pass, it refines this map and updates it. Armed with this map and running deep learning-based computer vision algorithms, the system automatically detects violations such as illegally parked vehicles in bus lanes. Reducing these violations allows buses to move faster.

This technology enables efficient application by addressing one of the major criticisms of past bus lane programs. Improved bus speeds result in shorter travel times and increased ridership. As cities such as Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai consider adopting dedicated bus lanes, the technology developed by Ghadiok will play a key role in their successful implementation.
Hayden AI bridges the innovation gap in traffic management by combining artificial intelligence with mobile sensors that have the ability to see and reason in 3D. It paves the way for the creation of smart solutions for the cities of the future. Its autonomous traffic management platform enables innovative cities to improve urban mobility and improve the quality of life of communities by making traffic safer and more reliable.

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