The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, announced that the state will use a series of AI-powered cameras on all highways to reduce mishaps and bring down the number of fatalities. He made this announcement while flagging off interceptor vehicles at an event in Nariman Point on Wednesday. The state has already witnessed a drop in fatalities from 15,224 deaths in 2022 to 15,009 in 2023. During the event, the first interceptor vehicle was operated by Monica Salunkhe, a woman RTO official. Shinde added that these vehicles, equipped with modern equipment and gadgets, will help in detecting violators. The state has given a nod for AI cameras on nine highways. These smart cameras are designed to detect various types of offenses committed on the roads, including speeding, lane cutting, wrong-side driving, and even the use of mobile phones while driving. The AI-powered cameras are equipped with sensors and software that can analyze live footage, recognize number plates, and identify traffic anomalies in real time.

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