A San Francisco-based company called Hayden AI is using artificial intelligence to improve the safety and efficiency of public transit in the city. Hayden AI’s technology uses GPS to identify where bus lanes are located and any cars that may be illegally parked in them. The system also includes two cameras, one to detect if a vehicle is illegally parked and the other to read license plates.
When Hayden AI’s system detects an illegally parked car in a bus lane, it sends a report to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The SFMTA can then issue a citation to the owner of the illegally parked car.
Hayden AI’s technology has been shown to be effective in reducing the number of illegally parked cars in bus lanes. In a pilot program conducted in 2022, Hayden AI’s technology helped to reduce the number of illegally parked cars in bus lanes by 50%.
The SFMTA is currently in talks with Hayden AI about expanding the use of the company’s technology to other bus lanes in the city. The SFMTA is also considering using Hayden AI’s technology to enforce other parking regulations, such as no-parking zones and red zones.
Hayden AI’s technology is a promising new tool for improving the safety and efficiency of public transit in San Francisco. By reducing the number of illegally parked cars in bus lanes, Hayden AI’s technology can help buses to move more quickly and efficiently. This can lead to reduced travel times for bus riders and improved air quality for the city as a whole.
In addition to its use in public transit, Hayden AI’s technology could also be used to improve traffic flow and safety in other areas, such as school zones and construction zones. Hayden AI’s technology is still under development, but it has the potential to make a significant impact on transportation safety and efficiency.