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RTA launches trials of ?Smart Track System? for Dubai drivers

The system is part of driver-testing automation process as it provides an integrated link with an array of smart solutions. (Image source: rodjulian/Adobe Stock)

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched trials of ?Smart Track System? for testing applicants of driving licenses in Dubai, supporting the governments drive to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world

?The system is part of driver-testing automation process as it provides an integrated link with an array of smart solutions such as advanced telematics, smart video recording systems, smart sensors and other sophisticated smart technologies,? said Abdullah Al Ali CEO of licensing agency, Sultan Alakraf Director of Drivers Licensing.

The system uses the fourth industrial revolution technologies for the first time in the world such as the smart sensors, deferential geographic positioning system and other sensors fitted to self-driving vehicles.

?The use of advanced technologies in the smart testing system, such as the facial recognition, is not restricted to examinees only, but also includes examiners, thus marks a massive addition to transparency through the total elimination of mistaken identity. It enables the Drivers Licensing Department to follow-up with the sustained quality improvements of testing processes. About 250 light and heavy vehicles, as well as light and heavy buses, have been fitted with the system that is compatible with the 5G Networks,? he explained.

?The ?Smart Track? system is capable of interacting with several other systems, such as the smart yard and the centralised training systems. It can transmit data to a driver powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology for analysing driving behaviour,? noted Al Ali.

The ?Smart Track? system seeks to improve the road test service for driver license applicants through the automated reading and analysis of applicant skills, which marks the first automated practical road testing of driver license applicants worldwide.

The system further aims to develop a smart app for road testing and link it with a telematics solution to improve operational efficiency. It also aims for improving traffic safety through polishing driving skills and establishing a platform for direct follow-up of testing processes and intervening in case of potential risks.