Dubai Police uses AI to simplify accident reporting process

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Dubai Police are turning to Artificial Intelligence for analysing traffic accidents and issuing reports to drivers.

The new mechanism, which instantly issues reports to drivers without human intervention, is being developed as part of the 'Minor Accident Reporting' service available on the Dubai Police app and website.

Currently, drivers submit accident details, which are then reviewed by a police officer who subsequently sends a report to the involved parties.

Soon, the report issuance will be done without reverting to an officer and instead through AI analysis of the incident.

Major General Khaled Nasser Al Razooqi, Director of the Artificial Intelligence Department at Dubai Police, said that this AI-enabled mechanism is currently under development and testing.

"The goal is to enhance public services smartly and innovatively, speeding up the issuance of traffic reports, reducing manual processes by 50%, and decreasing congestion caused by minor accidents," he adeed.

Details of the technology were revealed on the sidelines of GITEX Global, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 

Once the service is upgraded with AI integration, only four simple steps will be required from the driver:

  • One of the involved parties must log in to the Dubai Police smart app.
  • Submit the driver's licence, personal ID or vehicle plate number and upload pictures.
  • The AI will then determine the liable and affected party and identify the damage locations.
  • The AI mechanism will then issue the accident report.

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