The University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Center for Applied Research is conducting research aimed at making transportation more efficient, sustainable and safe.
KRNV, an NBC-affiliated television station in Reno, Nevada, broadcast a story on how the university has partnered with Velodyne Lidar to further research in transportation infrastructure. The story notes how the initiative includes in-depth data for traffic studies, understanding of the traffic in the area, improvements of roadways and potentially saving lives.
In the KRNV story, Carlos Cardillo, director, Nevada Center for Applied Research, is quoted saying:
“We are getting information on traffic trajectory. The sensors are basically playing a key role by providing information, not only to the connected vehicles but also vehicles that are not going to be connected — not participating in this (research). Which is a key element when you want to have autonomy or an autonomous vehicle going the streets in Reno.”
SmartCitiesWorld posted a story on the news. It discusses how the program has integrated Velodyne Ultra Puck lidar sensors with traffic signals to detect, count and track pedestrians, cyclists and traffic to help improve traffic analytics, congestion management and pedestrian safety.
The story quotes Carlos saying:
“Velodyne’s lidar sensors have been instrumental in our transportation research, providing the accurate, reliable 3D data we need in our intelligent mobility program. Velodyne sensors are helping us address the challenge of improving mobility and safety in transportation – and (they) contribute to advancing smart cities.”
To watch the KRNV story, please go to: UNR implements technology to make roadways safer and more efficient around campus
To read the SmartCitiesWorld post, please go to: Public-private coalition launches intelligent mobility project in Nevada