IETT Launches ‘Artificial Intelligence’ Era in Buses
IETT has started a digital transformation for safe and comfortable travel on buses. With the artificial intelligence system developed together with ISBAK, the driver has; symptoms such as insomnia, fatigue and distraction can be detected immediately. By audibly warning the driver, immediate information is transmitted to the center. The system will be installed on all 3 thousand 41 private public buses by the beginning of the year.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) subsidiary IETT establishes new systems for safe and comfortable travel. With the digital transformation project developed together with İBB subsidiary İSBAK, a new era in public transport begins. With the developed project, artificial intelligence-supported warning systems were installed on 2 thousand 950 private public buses. With the smart system, which started to be installed in June 2021, the mood analysis, fatigue and distraction of the drivers can be detected immediately. Thanks to the ‘artificial intelligence’ that gives a voice warning to the driver, it aims to increase the safety of the journey. The system will be installed on all 3 thousand 41 private public buses by the beginning of the year.
EARLY WARNING SYSTEM
Noting that the ‘Digital Transformation’ implemented is the largest mobility project in the world, Şeref Can Ayata, Head of IETT Information Processing Department, shared the following information:
“With the facial scanning system developed together with ISBAK, the driver’s emotional state can be detected immediately. Thanks to the early warning system, passenger safety is targeted. In cases of violations, criminal sanctions are automatically applied. Thanks to the system, 5 violations have been detected since June.”
This project, which aims to prevent accidents, also; It also includes features such as in-vehicle USB charging points for passenger convenience, larger travel information screens, an announcement and information system compatible with the mobile app for barrier-free access, and additional vehicle planning by the number of passengers in the vehicle instantly.
FOLLOW THE DRIVERS STRICTLY
ISBAK General Manager Mesut Kızıl said: “With the project we signed with IETT, we developed an algorithm that detects with a camera that the driver is sleepy, not wearing a seat belt or using a mobile phone . We follow the driver moment by moment through artificial intelligence-based DSM cameras. So we try to ensure that the driver is more careful.”