Velodyne Lidar launches intelligent infrastructure solution

pic11920Velodyne Lidar has launched its intelligent infrastructure solution designed to solve some of the most challenging and pervasive infrastructure problems

This new solution combines Velodyne’s lidar sensors and Bluecity’s artificial intelligence (AI) software to monitor traffic networks and public spaces. It generates real-time data analytics and predictions, helping to improve traffic and crowd flow efficiency, advance sustainability and protect vulnerable road users.

Velodyne’s solution transforming infrastructure

Velodyne’s intelligent infrastructure solution creates a real-time 3D map of roads and intersections, providing precise traffic monitoring and analytics. It reliably collects data in any lighting or weather condition, supporting 24/7, 365 days a year operation. The solution advances safety through multimodal analytics that detects various road users including, vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. It can predict, diagnose and address road safety challenges, helping municipalities and other customers make informed decisions to take corrective action.

The solution is more cost-effective and easier to install than radar- and camera-based systems. This lower price point is because a single lidar sensor installed on a traffic pole can cover an entire intersection or highway section compared to radar- and camera-based systems that typically need multiple sensors to cover the same area. The solution works with Velodyne’s Alpha Prime, Ultra Puck, Puck and Velarray sensors. Velodyne’s 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.

“Rogers collaborated with Velodyne and Bluecity on a traffic monitoring system in Kelowna, B.C., which was Canada’s first 5G smart city project,” said Neel Dayal, Senior Director, Innovation and Partnerships at Rogers Communications. “The initiative showed how this lidar-based solution can track near-misses of accidents at problematic intersections. By using the solution’s data, municipalities can do the critical work of improving roadway safety cost-effectively and efficiently.”

“We are excited to partner with Velodyne to bring to the market this breakthrough solution that collects and analyzes detailed traffic data about road users while preserving anonymity and trust,” said Asad Lesani, CEO at Bluecity. “We believe that Velodyne sensors are best-in-class and this solution will be a game-changer for the smart city industry.”

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