The HORIBA Institute for Mobility and Connectivity2 (HIMaC2) in the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Samueli School of Engineering is deploying Velodyne Lidar’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution, reported Bloomberg.
HIMaC2 plans to equip 25 intersections at UCI and the adjacent City of Irvine with the Intelligent Infrastructure Solution as part of a major study on improving traffic and energy efficiency, road safety and air quality, wrote Anthony Davis in Highways Today.
UCI Engineering Professor Scott Samuelsen is quoted in a Lidar News story saying:
“The program looks to advance connected and autonomous transportation and show how they can contribute to smarter, safer infrastructure for our communities. By deploying Velodyne’s automated monitoring and control in an intersection network, backbone data can be generated and utilized to demonstrate improved safety, energy efficiency and traffic flow to which cities aspire. With its deployment at 25 intersections, this initiative will be the largest lidar-based traffic monitoring solution in the world.”
Other media covering the news included GIS Café, IT Pro and Yahoo! Finance.
The Intelligent Infrastructure Solution combines Velodyne’s award-winning lidar sensors with powerful AI software to monitor traffic networks and public spaces.
Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, a global leader in lidar, is known for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including robotics, industrial, intelligent infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.