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LiDAR
and innovations that improve
citizens' safety and quality of life.
Prior to implementing LiDAR
for traffic monitoring, Busan depended
on manual data collection
methods to understand traffic
patterns and inform road policies.
However, this process was
prone to error and required staff
in the field to collect the information,
expending valuable time for
less-than-optimal results. In addition,
the city had considered AIbased
CCTV technology; however,
CCTV could not provide the data
reliability the city needed to handle
such a critical application as pedestrian
safety. The data city officials
were working with simply wasn't
accurate enough to make informed
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With more accurate data, Busan
was able to improve the effectiveness
of its transportation policies.
LiDAR also automated the data
collection, eliminating the need
for manual, error-prone data collection
methods.
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
IN SCHOOL ZONES -
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
School zones are a key area of
concern in addressing the safety
of a city's youngest pedestrians.
In the local governmental district
of Nowon-Gu in Seoul, South
Korea, a LiDAR-based solution
provided the data city officials
needed to understand and mitigate
the contributing factors in
school zone accidents.
The sensors gathered extensive
data about each school crossing
zone, including patterns in vehicle
traffic, vehicle speeds and pedestrian
behavior. For example,
the solution can accurately detect
a person standing in a blind spot
(i.e., behind a parked car), a situation
that frequently contributes
to pedestrian-involved accidents.
The data from this deployment
formed the basis for new and
more effective traffic policies and
helped city officials decide on the
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Conclusion
The need for safer roads remains
a pressing public health concern
and a focal point for smart cities.
By leveraging emerging IoT
technologies like LiDAR, cities
can better understand how to
protect their citizens from harm
on the road.
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Quanergy Systems, Inc.
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September-October_2021

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 - 4
September-October_2021 - Editor's Notebook
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September-October_2021 - 7
September-October_2021 - People & Places
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September-October_2021 - Make Digitalization Part of Your Rail and Transit Strategy
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September-October_2021 - LYNX: Primed for Post-Pandemic Acceleration
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September-October_2021 - How LIDAR is Making Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists
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September-October_2021 - Get Ready for APTA's Big Event
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September-October_2021 - A 21st Century Approach to Fare Collection
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September-October_2021 - The Scheduling Conundrum
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