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* What are the most common
factors that contribute to safety
incidents? How can these factors
be mitigated or eliminated?
In addition to driving policy
and technology decisions, collected
data can also be used in vehicle
to everything (V2X) applications
and delivered to both drivers and
passengers to enable real-time decisions
on the road.
Five Benefits of LiDAR
for Traffic Monitoring
Because LiDAR provides the most
accurate and granular 3D data of
any other technology, city officials
can get a complete and detailed
picture of what is happening on
the roads-and derive actionable
insights that have never been
possible with cameras and other
sensing technologies. The following
are five advantages of LiDAR
for intelligent traffic monitoring.
1. ACCURATE DATA IN
ANY ENVIRONMENT
Accuracy is critical when lives
are at stake. 3D LiDAR sensors
provide greater than 95 percent
detection accuracy and 24/7
reliability in all lighting and
environmental conditions, including
rain, snow, wind, dust,
fog, bright sunlight and very low
light. Because of this, LiDAR
sensors are ideal for outdoor applications
like monitoring traffic
and cross walks.
2. ADVANCED 3D PERCEPTION
Some LiDAR sensors can capture
hundreds of data points per
second. The level of detail that
LiDAR provides enables greater
situational awareness than is
possible with cameras or manual
data collection. For example,
with LiDAR, users can " see " all
objects in a scanned area, identify
what it is (i.e., pedestrian, cyclist
or vehicle) and precisely measure
their location and the speed at
which they are traveling. This
makes it possible to capture a
complete picture of traffic scenarios
and accurately determine
how to prevent safety incidents.
INTELLIGENT ROAD
management
and smarter
traffic policies
are critical to
saving lives and
building safer
cities.
With more people and vehicles sharing
the roads, intelligent road management
and smarter traffic policies are critical to
saving lives and building safer cities.
3. LOW TOTAL COST
OF OWNERSHIP
LiDAR sensors provide a low total
cost of ownership compared
to alternative technologies. With
360-degree coverage, only a few
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of September-October_2021

Editor's Notebook
People & Places
Make Digitalization Part of Your Rail and Transit Strategy
LYNX: Primed for Post-Pandemic Acceleration
How LIDAR is Making Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists
Get Ready for APTA's Big Event
A 21st Century Approach to Fare Collection
Best Practices
Products
The Scheduling Conundrum
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September-October_2021 - LYNX: Primed for Post-Pandemic Acceleration
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