Lidar technology is playing an important role in improving mobility safety.
In a Cities Today article, Austin Wilson our Director of Intelligent Infrastructure, discusses how lidar is “game-changing technology in smart infrastructure solutions.”
In talking about our Intelligent Infrastructure Solution, Austin is quoted saying:
“It creates a real-time 3D map of roads and intersections, providing precise traffic monitoring and analytics. These capabilities are not possible with other types of sensors like cameras or radar. Lidar reliably collects data in any lighting or weather condition, supporting 24/7, 365-days-a-year operation. Also, lidar sensors do not identify individuals’ facial characteristics, a growing concern for civic applications. Lidar has an advantage in privacy over camera-only systems because lidar does not record details like hair and skin colour.”
In the story, Austin reviews how collaboration among companies, local governments and universities can be valuable in advancing solutions that “improve traffic and energy efficiency, road safety and air quality.”
He cites an example of how Velodyne is working with a major university and is quoted saying:
“Velodyne is collaborating with Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) to deploy our Intelligent Infrastructure Solution. CAIT will install Velodyne’s lidar sensors at multiple intersections in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The project will serve as a testbed for mobility data-gathering, analysis and sharing technologies that will help implement connected and autonomous vehicle systems in the future.”
Velodyne’s lidar-based systems, like the Intelligent Infrastructure Solution, are helping to transform infrastructure to make communities smarter and safer. To see how the solution can help solve some of our most challenging and pervasive infrastructure problems, check out this video.