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A smart traffic light system which prioritises cyclists over motorists is set to undergo trials at junctions in London and three other British cities.
The artificial intelligence (AI) technology will be tested in Wolverhampton, Coventry and Southampton this month, with the aim to reduce the likelihood of accidents on busy roads.
The trials, which were delayed amid the Covid-19 pandemic, will later reach south London, with developer Now Wireless explaining the firm has already been asked to supply a ‘key component’ ahead of a roll out in the capital.
As cyclists approach the AI-powered system, video cameras mounted on traffic lights detect riders and force opposing signals to turn red, the Times reported.
Lights then change to give the cyclist’s street priority at junctions, with any directional lights which could endanger road users also stopped.
The technology can also be adapted for cycle-only signals, which give bikes priority over all other vehicles travelling in the same direction.
“Crazyness imo here’s the true reality more traffic chaos.”
“Ai is coming to make all of us suffer, I cannot ride a bicycle and when the weather is bad, who is gonna ride a bicycle. not many at all”
it’s all part of the attack on the car, all private cars not just ice and the end of the private car will come to an end soon.. after all it’s a Un directive, The car owners must pay for the demise of the car. What does the future hold for us in the technocrat world.