Hayden AI enforcement cameras piloted on buses in Tallinn, Estonia | Traffic Technology Today

Hayden AI enforcement cameras piloted on buses in Tallinn, Estonia | Traffic Technology Today

The city of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, is to pilot Hayden AI’s automated bus-lane and bus-stop enforcement platform.

For this pilot, Hayden AI will install forward-facing, AI-powered camera systems behind the windshield of two buses to detect the number of parking violations occurring at bus lanes and bus stops. The pilot will also determine the impact of these obstructing vehicles on public transport service.

Hayden AI’s technology helps tackle the safety and efficiency problems created by parking violations in dedicated transit zones and cycle lanes. Blocked bus lanes and bus stops delay transit service and create operational hazards for bus drivers, who have to frequently change lanes to avoid these vehicles. Additionally, passengers with disabilities or mobility issues cannot safely board or exit the bus when bus stops are blocked.

A bus in Tallinn

“This pilot plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall quality and sustainability of services that the city provides,” says Kalle Killar, city enterprise director for Tallin. “Companies using Tallinn as a testbed for their products will not only succeed on a global scale but also set the benchmark for creating innovative and sustainable urban spaces.”

Tallinn, Estonia. The tower of the town hall

“We are thrilled to work with Tallinn on this pilot,” says Chris Carson, CEO and founder of Hayden AI. “Tallinn is a pioneer in testing and deploying innovative technology for public services, and we are looking forward to piloting our vision AI technology in their city. We hope to help deliver the same benefits to transit riders in Tallinn that our technology delivers in cities like New York and Washington, DC.”

This pilot in Tallinn marks Hayden AI’s third deployment in Europe. The company has piloted its technology in Gdansk, Poland and will soon begin a pilot in Braga, Portugal.

Photographs: AdobeStock


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