Sharjah Taxi, a subsidiary of Sharjah Asset Management Company, the investment arm of the Sharjah government, has launched the first smart taxi of its kind in the Middle East, with the main objective being to employ artificial intelligence services to be used in vehicle operation and safety.
Smart vehicles have been equipped with sensors, cameras, a mobile data unit and other devices connected to an “integrated system for control mechanisms”.
Why was this decision made?
Intelligent transportation systems use contemporary technology in the areas of monitoring, data collection, control and means of communication. They also use the full capacity of road networks and other means of transport.
The layout helps regulate traffic flow, simplify access to key locations, monitor driver behavior, reduce bad practices and reduce meter manipulation. As a result, the number of journeys and the total number of wasted kilometers are reduced, thus decreasing the rate of road accidents and pollution, while increasing operational competence.
Drivers will be observed…
The system will use artificial intelligence software to analyze the causes and circumstances of misconduct and accidents. These can include driver inattentiveness, use of mobile devices while driving, driving under the influence of a substance, or just general fatigue.
What else was installed?
The technical equipment inside the vehicle allows the collection of various data, including the temperature of the vehicle, the status of electronic parts, etc. This allows remote monitoring of the vehicle, enabling real-time interventions and appropriate actions as soon as possible.
What does Sharjah’s taxi fleet look like?
The Sharjah Taxi convoy consists of 760 vehicles in total, including 96 taxis for the eastern and central regions, 160 taxis for Sharjah International Airport, 20 vehicles for women and families in the city and airport , 10 luxury limousines and additional vehicles for the disabled. disabilities.
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