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Citilog’s ADL is the key to scalable traffic safety improvements

ITS America | April 11, 2023

Forward-thinking cities around the world are using artificial intelligence (Al) in traffic management to improve safety and reduce congestion. The biggest challenge with most Al technologies is that they cannot match the keen eye and cognition of human traffic professionals, leading to false positives and distracting from actual roadway calamities. That is where Citilog’s Applied Deep Learning (ADL) comes in which will be demonstrated in Grapevine. Here’s how it works: video-based automated incident detection from Citilog is fed thousands of actual examples of traffic incidents – wrong way driving, stopped vehicles, smoke in tunnels, pedestrians and cyclists, debris, slow vehicles, and congestion. This database of incidents trains the Al to be more effective and efficient at recognizing authentic events. Citilog says it is the equivalent of sending your Al off to university for a degree in literal street smarts. The result is a dramatic reduction in false positive alerts caused by environmental factors such as shadows, snow, rain, and other weather

conditions, improving accuracy by a factor of ten The Maryland Transportation Authority in the US is using ADL today to proactively respond to incidents in mere seconds. Meanwhile, the New York State Bridge Authority is in the process of upgrading its incident detection system with Citilog
ADL to improve operational efficiency and deploy emergency responders even faster. Armed with this automated accuracy, agencies employing Citilog’s ADL have the potential to revolutionise traffic safety and traffic management for their citizens.

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