Ahora hay un semáforo inteligente en Viena que reconoce automáticamente a los peatones

Now there is a smart traffic light in Vienna that automatically recognizes pedestrians

Now there is a smart traffic light in Vienna that automatically recognizes pedestrians

Above all, artificial intelligence and intelligent control systems could influence the road traffic of the future. Now there is a corresponding traffic light system in Vienna. This system replaces the previous traffic light, where pedestrians must manually press a button to turn the traffic light green for pedestrians. Instead, pedestrians are recognized automatically, to which the intelligent traffic light system reacts fully automatically. […]


Above all, artificial intelligence and intelligent control systems could influence the road traffic of the future. Now there is a corresponding traffic light system in Vienna. This system replaces the previous traffic light, where pedestrians must manually press a button to turn the traffic light green for pedestrians. Instead, pedestrians are automatically recognized, after which the intelligent traffic light system reacts fully automatically and initiates the appropriate processes.

A camera system integrated into the traffic light recognizes people approaching from up to eight meters. However, the system is only activated when it perceives that the person is actually approaching the traffic light and wants to cross the street. In addition, the duration of the green phase can be influenced. So a larger group of people will turn green longer. Recorded content is transmitted in encrypted form and quickly removed, data protection must be respected.

Traffic flow thanks to automation

I find these systems more practical in many ways. There is no longer a need for loops on the ground, so the cameras could also recognize vehicles and then change accordingly, depending on the respective traffic volume. For pedestrians, hygiene is a good advantage, because you really don’t want to touch the buttons for many traffic lights.