Artificial intelligence has been linked to a new model of radar. The offenses detected could not previously be detected by other radars.

Vision Zero South West. This is the name of the new radar with on-board artificial intelligence. In addition to our computers and smartphones, artificial intelligence is also gradually gaining ground in other sectors, including road radars. Simple gadget or laboratory test? Not at all: this new model of radar is on the roads.

This device films all the vehicles circulating on a road 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and then uses artificial intelligence directly to analyze the images. How it works ? The camera, mounted high, has an infrared flash and a high shutter speed, which allows it to take clear images of the cars it overlooks. These images are then sent to an AI which analyzes the images and detects potential violations.

An experiment carried out in England revealed more than 300 traffic violations during the first three days of installation of this new radar. 180 were for failure to wear a seat belt, 117 others for using a cell phone while driving. Enough to surprise the authorities, somewhat frightened by these rapid results and by the number of offenders… All the images are then examined by humans in order to validate or not the offenses detected by the artificial intelligence. If the driver’s fault is confirmed, he receives a letter of warning or a notice of fine depending on the seriousness of the offense with which he is accused.

Will this device tested in the UK soon arrive in France? The use of cameras linked to artificial intelligence is also in the cards with us. Specialized companies have already offered their services, particularly in view of the 2024 Olympic Games. Inspecting competition venues during the event and helping to manage flows and traffic would be its first mission. Suffice to say that if the results prove conclusive with our British neighbor, and this already seems to be the case in view of the first figures, our roads could soon be “enriched” with this new device… You have been warned.