Traffic lights in Goa powered by artificial intelligence are set to ease commuters’ concerns

The Goa Transport Authority, together with the Public Works Department (PWD), has started rolling out an artificial intelligence (AI) based traffic light that will significantly reduce waiting times at various intersections in the state.

The technology will be unveiled by Goa’s Prime Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday. (Representative file image) {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}}

That development comes months after Bengaluru became the country’s first city to use AI-powered traffic signals to reduce growls.

The Goa government has partnered with Beltech AI to deploy the technology at traffic lights across the state.

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Beltech AI is the same traffic management platform that has been successfully shown to reduce traffic congestion in Bengaluru by over 42%.

The technology will be unveiled by Goa’s Prime Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday.

“The AI ​​is designed so that all city/state traffic lights talk to each other constantly, optimizing traffic not only at the intersection level but also at the city/state level. AI can also detect vehicles that break traffic rules, making the road unsafe for everyone. E-Challan will automatically be classified as such an offender,” the chief minister’s office said in a statement.

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During the three-week trial period using the technology, traffic police claimed that the peak waiting time at the intersection, previously 12 to 15 minutes, was now reduced to 4 to 6 minutes.

“There used to be four police officers directing traffic at the intersection, now there is only one, and that’s just as a precaution. The AI ​​can detect emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire engines and automatically clear the road,” the statement said.


“Eventually, this technology will also reduce pollutant emissions within the state by reducing vehicle idle time,” the statement said.

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