Las Vegas uses artificial intelligence to reduce I-15 crashes

A partnership between area public safety agencies and a startup technology firm has led to increased safety on a stretch of Las Vegas’ busiest roadway.

The yearlong crash prevention pilot program between Waycare, a provider of artificial intelligence-based mobility products and services for smart cities, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Nevada Highway Patrol resulted in a 17 percent reduction of crashes along a stretch of Interstate 15, the RTC announced last Monday.

A portion of I-15 northbound between Charleston Boulevard and Russell Road was included in the program’s results. As resources become available, officials plan to use the program in other areas of the Las Vegas Valley, including a stretch of U.S. Highway 95 between I-15 and the Rainbow Boulevard curve.