The vehicle inspected over 600 delivery bikes since Q2 of 2023 and reported more than 60 cases that involved violations Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: As part of its participation in Gitex 2023 tech show, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) unveiled sophisticated technology powered by artificial intelligence to monitor and assess the performance of delivery bike riders operating in Dubai.

Through the initiative, RTA seeks to increase the safety of both delivery bike riders and fellow road users in Dubai. In collaboration with the private sector, RTA launched an initiative that harnesses cutting-edge technology to track instances of potential violations by delivery bike riders. To realise this initiative, RTA has deployed a specialised vehicle equipped with AI-driven cameras.

Violations caught

RTA embarked on this initiative in the second quarter of this year. Field teams conducted inspections on 608 delivery bikes and reported 63 instances that warranted violations. These violations encompassed non-compliance with the unified uniform, absence of side stickers, lack of phosphorescent stickers, unauthorised parking in prohibited zones, carrying a passenger behind the driver, and damage to the delivery bike’s trunk.

Thanks to the AI-assisted operations, RTA managed to reduce the inspection time from 7.5 minutes to one minute and increasing the daily inspections by five times, by using the AI-equipped vehicle and smart cameras, thanks to the deployment of the vehicle on various streets across the emirate, and the use of a heat map to detect the assembly points of riders, besides classifying the danger of those areas based on reported cases.