Smart system to monitor highways

Prolintas is using Smart Surveillance System to check for surface defects, accidents, foreign objects, stagnant water and presence of wildlife at all highways under its management.

Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas) identified some 1,300 cases of defective surfaces and faulty assets along its highways via the Smart Surveillance System in the first month of using the new technology.

Launched on Aug 19, the system incorporates the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to check highways for surface defects, accidents, foreign objects, stagnant water and presence of wildlife.

The system has been deployed on highways under Prolintas’ management, namely the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA) and Kajang Silk Highway (SILK).

Prolintas chief executive officer Datuk Mohammad Azlan Abdullah said the company was the first concessionaire in the country to employ such technologies in highway management.

He expressed hope that the new system would improve Prolintas’ highway surveillance operations.

“The system is also capable of live-streaming video, providing real-time integrated notification and digital reporting.

“Its implementation is part of our continuous efforts to improve safety and satisfaction among road users.

“This initiative is creating a more efficient and modern work culture with the usage of technology, which is in line with Industrial Revolution 4.0, ” he said.

He added that 440 cases of surface and asset defects were identified by the system in the following month, of which 50% were fixed immediately.

At present, patrol vehicles on highways, managed by Prolintas, are equipped with a dashboard camera that captures images.

These images are then sent to a cloud server for processing, during which any defect, object or wildlife will be identified and classified for analysis and digital reporting.

Azlan said Prolintas also launched another system, called Prime, to automate the scheduling of maintenance works.

He elaborated that with this system, all manual forms related to maintenance would no longer be used and they would be replaced with an automated system instead.

“This is part of Prolintas’ efforts to digitise system management and modernise our reporting of incidents, maintenance activities and monitoring of work progress.

“We hope these technologies will help in our highway surveillance and make it more systematic, while ensuring the safety and satisfaction of road users, ” he added.

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