Smart cameras to be fitted to Dubai taxis in Al Yamama initiative

Dubai Taxi Corporation says cameras will monitor the movement of the taxi driver and objects in the interior and exterior of the vehicle
Smart cameras to be fitted to Dubai taxis in Al Yamama initiative
The initiative was unveiled at GITEX 2018 as part of plans aimed to enhance the credentials of Dubai as the smartest and happiest city in the world.
By Sam Bridge
Tue 16 Oct 2018 07:38 PM

Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has launched the Al Yamama initiative where its taxis will be fitted with smart cameras.

These cameras will monitor the movement of the taxi driver and objects in the interior and exterior of the vehicle, a statement said.

The initiative was unveiled at GITEX 2018 as part of plans aimed to enhance the credentials of Dubai as the smartest and happiest city in the world.

“The launch of Al Yamama initiative is a quantum shift in harnessing artificial intelligence in the taxi transit service. Al Yamama will enhance the traffic safety through providing accurate information about taxi accidents, maintaining monitoring 24/7, and providing detailed information and reports about the condition of RTA’s assets and facilities,” said Dr Yousef Al Ali, CEO of DTC.

“Al Yamama reads billboards and directional signage on streets and identifies prime locations for placing new billboards. It also sends continuous updates about geographical information as well as new areas and roads in Dubai,” he added.

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