Ajman uses AI-based digital system to monitor school buses
13 Sep 2022
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ajman Transport Authority has implemented a new monitoring mechanism for school buses, with the aim of achieving the highest level of student safety for all age groups.
Sami Ali Al Jallaf, CEO of the Public Transport and Permits Agency, explained that the implementation of the new system, the SWIFT digital system, aims to monitor expired permits or operate any school transport vehicle without obtaining a permit.
Al Jallaf added that this mechanism has been implemented since the beginning of this year, as it relies on modern and innovative technology.
He affirmed its effectiveness inside and outside the school bus, in addition to its detecting whether there are a first aid bag and other basic specifications on the bus or not.
According to Al Jallaf, the SWIFT digital system has contributed to the automation of all violations of school transport in the emirate.
These violations include driving the school bus by an unauthorised driver, operating any school transport vehicle without a permit, not operating the electronic parking arm of the school bus while it is stopping for students to get on or off, and the lack of availability of students.