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UAE residents will soon be able to take AI-powered smart taxis

They will be the first smart taxis in the region and will have many stylish features, including the world’s first lost and found system.

The region’s first smart taxis, powered by advanced artificial intelligence technology, interior monitoring system, route optimization, streaming services and other stylish features, will hit the roads in the next two months, a senior official said. Hyundai United Arab Emiratessaying.

Titled as the Hyundai AI smart taxi, A Sonata hybrid car in the silver livery of the capital’s public taxis was displayed for the first time at the two-day Abu Dhabi Smart Cities Summit.

Hyundai UAE is in talks with public and private sector operators, including Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport Center (ITC) and Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Suliman Al Zaben, Director of Hyundai UAEnoted that the launch of smart taxis will herald a new era in artificial intelligence and security in the country.

“This is the first AI smart taxi in the region. This is the first total taxi solution integrated into the body of a vehicle. This is for public transport in the United Arab Emirates. “We are talking about integration and partnership between the public and private sectors.”

Al Zaben saying.

Cameras equipped with Al

Each taxi has four Al-equipped cameras to monitor various elements, including driver alertness, reaction time and other safety indicators to protect passengers and avoid accidents.

“The cameras will monitor the driver’s fatigue status. The facial recognition feature will ensure safety during the journey and prevent any unsafe situations that may arise such as a driver falling asleep, etc.

Al Zaben He noted that the integration of AI with various applications will meet the needs of all taxi operators.

“It has a smart meter with integrated payment solutions.”

Lost and found alert

The smart taxi incorporates a lost and found function, which can identify items that passengers may have left in the vehicle and send images and data to the control center, which will notify the driver before the passenger disembarks.

“This is the first lost and found system worldwide. The system can detect any object forgotten by the passenger. The taxi company’s operating room is immediately contacted, which instantly informs the driver. This happens in a fraction of seconds. “This way, the driver will be able to alert the passenger immediately.”

Al Zaben underlined.

The taxi uses Edge Computing, thus improving response times and saving bandwidth. There are two interactive screens, which provide the passenger with details about the trip, tourist destinations and driver information, among others.

Technical equipment inside the vehicle allows for live data collection for remote monitoring to take appropriate action. There is also a control and monitoring panel, which helps control and monitor the work of drivers, track operational efficiency indicators and prevent misuse of the vehicle.

“This is another milestone for Juma Al Majid Establishment, the exclusive distributor of Hyundai cars in the UAE. “It supports the UAE’s smart mobility vision for the future.”

Al Zaben saying.

“You will see it on the road very soon. It will be a pan-UAE launch,” Al Zaben added.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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