City of Tallinn Partners with Hayden AI to Enhance Transit Efficiency and Safety

The City of Tallinn in Estonia has partnered with Hayden AI – an artificial intelligence (AI) and spatial analytics company – to pilot a new automated bus lane and bus stop enforcement platform. The pilot has the goal of increasing traffic safety and efficiency by addressing the problems created by parking violations in dedicated transit zones and cycle lanes. Blocked bus lanes and bus stops delay transit service and can create operational hazards for bus drivers.

“This pilot plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall quality and sustainability of services that the city provides,” said Kalle Killar, city enterprise director of Tallinn.

Hayden AI will install AI-powered camera systems behind the windshield of two transit buses to detect the number of parking violations occurring at bus lanes and bus stops. The pilot will also assess the impact of these obstructing vehicles on public transport service.

 The pilot is part of the Estonian capital’s Test in Tallinn initiative,where both domestic and foreign companies are invited to come to the city and use it as a test bed. 

“We are thrilled to work with Tallinn on this pilot,” said Chris Carson, CEO and founder of Hayden AI. “Tallinn is a pioneer in testing and deploying innovative technology for public services, and we are looking forward to piloting our vision AI technology in their city. We hope to help deliver the same benefits to transit riders in Tallinn that our technology delivers in cities like New York and Washington DC.”