Indian-born engineer builds first autonomous traffic management platform

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Indian-born engineer builds first autonomous traffic management platform

New Delhi India January 10, ANI NewsVoir Indian born engineer Vaibhav Ghadiok has architected the first autonomous traffic management platform in the world.

This young 36-year-old is a pioneer in the field of robotics with multiple inventions and patents to his name. He is the executive vice president of engineering at Hayden AI Silicon Valley, USA, where he is using his expertise in AI and robotics to improve transit systems across the world.

His latest work has applications in building smarter cities and modernizing traffic management that will have an impact on millions of people. He is currently working with major US states to implement this technology with plans to expand globally.

Ghadiok is led by a team of 30 talented scientists and engineers that have designed a camera-based perception platform that can be deployed in city fleets such as transit buses and garbage trucks for automated traffic and parking management. The perception system builds a rich 3 D semantic map of its environment, based on objects such as lane lines, parking meters, traffic signs, fire hydrants, sidewalks, and crosswalks.

It updates its map with each passing passing it refines it. Armed with this map and running deep-learning based computer vision algorithms, the system automatically detects and identifies violations such as illegally parked vehicles in bus lanes. Reducing such violations allows buses to move faster.

This technology allows effective enforcement to address one of the major criticisms of past bus lane programs. Increased bus speed leads to faster commute times and increased ridership.

In his view, Vaibhav Ghadiok said: "Our technology will improve the efficiency of public transportation, reduce carbon emissions, and make cities more sustainable and connected. The human experience will be improved by this as millions of people will have a positive impact on their lives. As cities such as Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi reconsider adopting dedicated bus lanes, technology developed by Ghadiok will play a key role in their successful implementation.

Hayden AI bridges the innovation gap in traffic management by combining artificial intelligence with mobile sensors that have the ability to see and reason in 3 D. It is leading the way in creating smart solutions for cities of the future. Its autonomous traffic management platform enables cities to improve mobility and improve the quality of life of communities by making traffic flow safer and more reliable.

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