The government is piloting a world-first use of Artificial Intelligence to avoid overcrowding at freedom campsites. The camera takes an image which is processed and analysed to determine if the freedom campsite is full. This data is made available on CamperMate in real time. Using this technology so far we have a prevented over 7,000 instances of a vehicle turning up to a full freedom campsite. We’re seeing that by using technology we can provide the right information at the right time and this is leading to responsible decisions. We’re piloting a new way of displaying freedom camping information through a new ‘zones’ pilot in Kaikōura. Rather than icons on a map showing where people can camp we’re testing if using overlays on a map will make it easier for people to find out where they can and cannot camp, therefore making it easier to camp responsibly. The government is also providing an app to all responsible camping ambassadors that allows the capture and sharing of information between each other. This means that ambassadors will be able to present a consistent, friendly interface with visitors they talk to by understanding who has interacted with them in the past, and what has been communicated.