Transport for London Uses AI to Detect Road Incidents
TfL to adopt simulation technology and artificial intelligence to improve road safety.
17:07 12 August 2021
Transport for London (TfL) is taking advantage of the latest available technology as it works towards improving road safety and minimising disruption on its road network.
The agency has partnered with Samdesk and Immense as it adopts artificial intelligence (AI) and simulation technology for the scheme. Immense, a start-up company, will help TfL understand the impact of roadworks on the capital's road network using simulation technology. Samdesk, on the other hand, will work on detecting emerging disruptions so TfL staff will be able to respond to incidents quickly and efficiently.
Rikesh Shah, head of commercial innovation at Transport for London (TfL), said: “London's road network plays an absolutely vital role in keeping the capital moving and we’re always looking for innovative ways of making our streets safer, smarter and more sustainable.
“Our RoadLab programme has shown how the public and private sector can work together to create smart solutions to London’s transport problems.
"The technology developed by both Damdesk and Immense builds on the great results we achieved following the research and development work with during RoadLab.
“This delivered nine innovative solutions in ten weeks, an astounding effort for both the public and private sector which we hope to build on in future innovation challenges."