Like its analog predecessor, a bollard equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) is used, above all, to alleviate and control traffic. Over the next twelve months, two of them are to be tested in the center of Karlsruhe. One of them is new, the second is already in place and is being retrofitted with appropriate technology, as reported by EnBW . The AI bollards should, for example, be able to identify police and fire department vehicles and provide them with unobstructed access. Residents should be able to pass through by means of recognition of their license plate. In turn, the municipal authorities can set up access authorizations from a central point. Going forward, there is also a plan to measure vehicle speeds.

In China, even more progress seems to have been made with intelligent traffic control. As reported in the Handelsblatt , traffic in Hangzhou, until now the traffic-jam capital of the country, has been optimized by means of AI. Immediately it fell from the top position to position 57. In Hangzhou, traffic signs and lights also respond to deployments by the emergency services.