How AI is riding to the rescue to keep streets safe in a changing world
Captur and Unitary are joining forces to make micromobility work for everyone by giving suppliers, customers and local authorities the AI tools they need to keep streets safe and uncluttered.
AI-enabled technology to de-clutter the streets.
E-bikes and scooters are an increasingly common sight in cities around the world, feeding booming demand for affordable, clean transport among climate-conscious urban populations, as well as helping to reduce traffic congestion. Unsurprisingly, these 'micromobility' solutions are fast becoming a key emerging sector within urban transport, with the number of journeys roughly doubling each consecutive year since 2019 and a projected market size of $500bn by 2030 (McKinsey 2021).
But as this new market grows, so new challenges present themselves – especially when it comes to safety and parking issues. Several early trials have led to cluttered streets and obstructed thoroughfares, upsetting many residents and businesses.
Visually impaired and blind people have been particularly vocal about their concerns, with several charities calling for micromobility schemes to be scrapped
Local authorities have responded by clamping down on their use and introducing common-sense parking bay requirements, but policing these measures effectively as the industry scales up continues to be a struggle for local councils and fleet managers alike.
An exciting, tech-powered solution is in sight
Thanks to our newly announced partnership with Unitary, the visual AI moderation platform. Captur and Unitary are joining forces to make micromobility work for everyone by giving suppliers, customers and local authorities the AI tools they need to keep streets safe and uncluttered. By implementing safety verification algorithms that automatically analyse and check images taken by riders when they park, we can help to improve parking compliance, make streets safer and reduce friction. This will ultimately contribute to micromobility schemes reaching their full potential in urban transport systems, leading to reduced car use, lower emissions and healthier, cleaner cities.