Digital solutions for bike lanes in Dubai

Digital solutions for bike lanes in Dubai
Digital solutions for bike lanes in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai will showcase “Artificial Intelligence Technologies in Bicycle Paths” as part of its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2021, embodying the concept developed by Evoteq, one of the leading companies in providing digital transformation solutions.

The initiative aims to make roads safer for cyclists, by adopting digital solutions that can make a beneficial impact on people’s lives.

By the end of 2020, the Roads and Transport Authority has implemented bike paths extending 463 kilometers, and the authority intends to increase the length of bike paths to 739 kilometers by 2026, with the aim of linking the most vital areas in the emirate with various public transport stations.

During GITEX Technology Week, a live demonstration of the concept developed by Evoteq will be presented at the RTA pavilion at the exhibition, in conjunction with the implementation of the first phase of it on the cycling track in Nad Al Sheba.

The Executive Director of the Institutional Technical Support Sector at the RTA, Muhammad Al-Mudharreb, explained that when designing the smart bike path, the use of modern technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the analysis of data collected by Internet of Things technologies, was taken into account to contribute to the discovery of cyclists and hikers, including Including joggers and scooter riders on the track.

The system also determines current lane occupancy, bike speed, and shows if they’re wearing safety helmets. In addition, the system employs smart prediction techniques, to avoid the occurrence of lane congestion and collision accidents, in addition to alerting the competent authorities of the increased risks, based on the analyzed data.

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