How LiDAR is Making Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Installed at roads and intersections, LiDAR sensors monitor and autonomously collect traffic data, including how and when people and vehicles use this critical infrastructure. For example, the LiDAR sensors can identify and count pedestrians jaywalking, measure vehicle traffic volume, identify speeding vehicles and other hazards and much more.

This data can then be compared by time of day, day of the week, to identify patterns, predict safety hazards and ultimately inform transportation policies to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety. For example, data from LiDAR sensors is currently being used in cities to inform decisions and understand key metrics like: