New AI system to monitor traffic offences 24 hours in Central to be implemented in September, 4 CCTV cameras to be installed

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18th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) Police in Hong Kong announced in March this year that it planned to deploy two robots equipped with artificial intelligence technology to monitor busy streets.

In addition to the Transport Department’s plan to launch the “Automated Law Enforcement System” in Kwun Tong District, the Transport Department also plans to take the lead in launching the relevant e-ticketing system in the restricted area with double yellow lines along Queen’s Road Central from Ice House Street to Pedder Street in Central. The street lights at each intersection will be equipped with CCTV to capture traffic conditions, and artificial intelligence (AI) will be used to analyse vehicle dynamics in real time. The system will then produce illegal parking information and evidence for future law enforcement. 4 street lights will be installed with the CCTV cameras and the system is expected to be rolled out in September, with a six-month trial period.

After capturing the CCTV footage of the vehicle, the AI ​​system will copy the license plate by itself, monitor the illegal parking situation 24 hours a day, and the traffic police will prosecute the illegal parking owner based on the 70-second video sent by the AI system.

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