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I guess the recent news will slant it whatever way it suits but its clear that SEE are firmly in the picture for the rollout. Clearly it would be better sooner rather than later. Ive been in dubai 3 times in the last 2 years. The roads are scary and the carnage is visible. The taxi system is great but taxi drivers work long hours and fatigue is their biggest issue. I can see that for home consumption they… Read More
I didn't say it wouldn't monitor fatigue, the statement is clear that the early phase is more to do with security, therefore it is not clear when DMS for fatigue will start. The quote is from Adel Shakeri, director of Transportation Systems at RTA’s Public Transport Agency not the journalist writing it.
I think it is a bit of a leap to assume it won't monitor fatigue given the tenure of the whole article.
Perhaps RTA is downplaying this aspect in this single quote since, as we know, there is sensitivity from the drivers about being monitored.
Alternatively, the journalist may be confused: he states in the same article: "According to Shakeri, the surveillance system is as much about monitoring the activities of the taxi drivers as it is about finding proof in cases of… Read More
“The system will have technology to detect fatigue levels of drivers, but in the first phase we are primarily looking into using it as an operational tool. This will in a way help taxi drivers prove their innocence when they face complaints against them,” he added.
Apart from enhancing operational efficiency of the taxis, the CCTV cameras are expected to improve the level of security for passengers as well.
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