The smart screening vehicle, equipped with 24 digital cameras fitted on all sides, can monitor and read number plates of vehicles in all directions
The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) has launched a smart screening system to monitor paid public parking in Dubai, UAE.
The smart screening system, which features digital cameras powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, supports the Dubai Government’s plan to digitise the services of public entities in the emirate.
RTA stated that the technology will streamline and control the public parking usage, and increase the frequency of using parking slots.
It also said to improve the monitoring and inspection of parking spaces while reducing the potential errors related to violations.
The screening system forms part of RTA’s plan to make use of modern and smart technologies in providing better services to public parking users in Dubai.
Currently, Dubai has a total of 550,000 parking spaces, of which 190,000 are paid parking slots.
RTA Traffic and Roads Agency CEO Maitha bin Adai said: “The implementation of the smart screening of public parking system forms part of the Traffic and Roads Agency’s plans to ease the job of parking inspectors by using state-of-the-art technologies in monitoring the use of public parking in Dubai.
“The inspection of parking has become fully automated to ensure the safety of inspectors by avoiding distracting them while driving.”
The smart screening vehicle, equipped with 24 digital cameras fitted on all sides, can monitor and read number plates of vehicles in all directions irrespective of the type of parking space.
RTA claims that the cameras can read and analyse plates of vehicles at the parking location at a speed of more than 80kmph with an accuracy rate of more than 99%.
Maitha bin Adai concluded: “RTA is keen to keep pace with the latest technologies of parking inspection. This is particularly relevant as the proportion of electronic parking tickets is increasing rapidly compared with the paper tickets.
“RTA is also undertaking several smart initiatives in support of the migration to smart parking systems and services.”