Hayden AI Applauds USDOT for National Roadway Safety Strategy

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Hayden AI Technologies, Inc. (“Hayden AI”), a leading smart city solutions provider that delivers a proven and trusted autonomous traffic management platform, today applauded the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the recent release of the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) to address the alarming rise in traffic fatalities.

While the number of annual roadway fatalities declined and plateaued over the last few years, there has been a spike in fatalities during the pandemic. The Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (January-June) of 2021 report published by the USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that the number of traffic fatalities in the first 6 months of 2021 increased by 18.4 percent compared to the first half of 2020, and nearly 40,000 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2020.

In response to this development, USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg last week announced the release of the NRSS, which aims to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries systematically. The NRSS recognizes the need for coordination across all sectors and encourages the adoption of new technologies to improve roadway safety. It also recognizes the inextricable link between traffic enforcement and Biden-Harris Administration’s equity and climate goals.

“Our company was founded with a mission to make urban mobility safer and more sustainable, so we’re really excited about the National Roadway Safety Strategy,” said Chris Carson, Founder and CEO of Hayden AI. “We’re also encouraged by the strategy’s recognition of the need to transform the traditional approach to traffic safety through the use of advanced technologies in order to make zero deaths and serious injuries on our roadways a reality.”

Hayden AI is committed to helping the USDOT realize its vision of zero traffic deaths by helping government agencies bridge the innovation gap in traffic management. The company collaborates with transit agencies to deploy its patented, AI-powered mobility solution which automates the enforcement of traffic laws and dedicated bus lanes, thus improving rider safety, increasing on-time performance, and reducing operational costs while also ensuring equitable mobility for all.

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