Bengaluru becomes first Indian city to partner with Google for traffic management Known as the Silicon Valley of India, the capital of Karnataka is known for its traffic jams and narrow roads. Bengaluru Traffic Police will now use artificial intelligence from Google to solve traffic problems. Police Commissioner Pratap Reddy informed about this through social media.
‘We have recently started a pilot project with Google to optimize the traffic light configuration. It has already reduced the signal waiting time of commuters,” said Reddy, admitting that controlling traffic in Bengaluru is a big challenge.
The traffic police will use Google’s AI to solve the traffic jams that commuters often face. This will help the city traffic police to track driving trends and come up with updated plans for traffic management, Reddy said. According to data provided by Google, it has already reduced the waiting time of road users by 20 percent. The new scheme will help save fuel over time and avoid unnecessary traffic jams in the city.
Travelers often use Google Maps for navigation purposes. Bengaluru has also become the first city to feature Google Maps speed limit while using the app. “We are also providing speed limits on Google Maps. This will help to deal with speeding vehicles in the city digitally’ said Reddy.
He also said that Google will help optimize most of the traffic signals in the city. At least one crore vehicles in the city will benefit from this. Real-time traffic across the city is known so commuters can get early notice of disruptions.
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