The MTA Board is expected to approve a one-year contract with the company for $962,640.  -  Photo: MTA

The MTA Board is expected to approve a one-year contract with the company for $962,640.

Photo: MTA

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has tested artificial intelligence technology from Preteckt and will use it to help prevent bus breakdowns, according to a report from Gothamist

MTA has tested the technology with Preteckt for two years. According to the company's founder Ken Sills, the technology is "a souped-up version of the check engine light in your car."

Preteckt tested its technology on 326 buses, which sent hundreds of millions of pieces of information from sensors to the company’s servers, where the data was then analyzed, according to the report. During the last six months, there were about 50 buses sent to depots with repair plans from Preteckt, per the company.

The artificial intelligence technology analyzes data in context. 

According to Gothamist, the MTA Board is expected to approve a one-year contract with the company for $962,640.

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