AI to Fetch Bikers Without Helmets


Researchers come up with a solution to fetch motorcyclists driving without helmets using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad has developed a solution using AI for automatic detection of motorcyclists driving without helmets in surveillance videos.

To reduce the number of fatalities of motorcyclists the institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyderabad City Police. According to MoU, the researchers can gain access to video data from the city’s CCTV network. Well, the technology is soon to be deployed and the institute has already filed for its patent rights.

Fully automatic solution to detect violators

The solution is partially installed in cameras and on the servers of the central police control room. A software is installed on an embedded card attached to CCTV cameras which helps detect violators (motorcyclists without helmets) by sending out an alert to the central alert database.

It will be fully automatic along with a web interface to verify the alerts by the traffic police. From there, it will be connected to the existing Regional Transport Office (RTO) website to generate challans (fines) and send a notification to the riders through SMS.

To be deployed at heavy traffic prone areas

This solution can be deployed at the entrances of cities like toll bridges or on the selected checkpoints, especially road intersections. Next step for the researchers is to get an industry partner on board for making the technology commercially available.

The proposed system can easily be extended to other kinds of traffic applications like detection of tripling, zigzag bike driving or traffic violations by other kinds of vehicles.