Bengaluru Introduces ASTraM App, an AI Traffic Control

Bengaluru's traffic police combat jams with AI-powered ASTraM app for better traffic management.

By Sunil Sonkar
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Bengaluru Introduces ASTraM App, an AI Traffic Control

The traffic police in Bengaluru have introduced a high-tech solution to tackle the city’s traffic jams – an app using artificial intelligence (AI). They believe the ASTraM app will improve how traffic is managed in the bustling city.

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Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) MN Anucheth shared that the ASTraM app is more than a usual traffic tool. The app is like a smart helper for traffic and gives helpful information for making better decisions. It tells about traffic jams, reports incidents, manages special events and uses analytics on a dashboard to deal with Bengaluru’s increasing traffic problems.

The app has a special feature called a ‘bot,’ which is like a digital helper that can do tasks automatically and repeatedly. Anucheth elaborated that the app’s real-time congestion alerts, dispatched every 15 minutes, are integrated with the e-attendance system.

The city’s traffic police are using smart technology to predict when there will be a lot of traffic. Anucheth said they are doing this by watching data and comparing it to real-time traffic, so they can respond better when traffic is not normal.

To deal with Bengaluru’s ongoing traffic problems, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar highlighted the need for advanced technology.

Shivakumar is concerned about increasing accidents involving two-wheelers in Karnataka. The government is taking strict measures, with the traffic police canceling nearly 6,000 driving licenses in the past few months.

Shivakumar discussed the state’s commitment to using advanced technology such as artificial intelligence to monitor Bengaluru’s traffic. Handling traffic in Bengaluru is challenging due to the influx of new vehicles every day. They are employing AI to observe vehicle movements and collaborating with BBMP to enhance traffic management. Officials are studying strategies from other countries for implementation in Bengaluru, Shivakumar clarified.

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