Dubai buses get safer thanks to facial recognition technology
Time Out reports on how Dubai buses get safer thanks to facial recognition technology. Are taxis next?
If you’ve ever felt that your Dubai bus driver was too tired or distracted to be behind the wheel, there’s a new technology in the city that will no doubt put many commuters’ minds at ease.
Known as Raqeeb, it’s a smart facial recognition system that is capable of identifying when bus drivers are using their mobile phones, falling asleep or displaying any other behaviour that shows they’re in no fit state to be driving.
The technology uses smart cameras and sensors installed on the buses that can actually pick out the wrong kind of body language and facial expressions.