Amazon plans AI-powered cameras in online delivery vans

Amazon.com, the world’s largest e-commerce firm, plans to install AI-powered video cameras in its delivery vans in a move to improve safety of both drivers and the communities in which they deliver, Reuters reported.
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The US-based Amazon.com recently started rolling out camera-based safety technology across its delivery fleet. This technology will provide drivers real-time alerts to help them stay safe when they are on the road.

Amazon said the cameras, developed by transportation technology company Netradyne, use artificial intelligence (AI) to provide warnings about speeding and distracted driving among other things.

They will reduce collisions and improve driver behavior, says Amazon’s Karolina Haraldsdottir, a senior manager for last-mile safety.

Amazon has come under some scrutiny in the past for accidents involving delivery drivers.