Texan city to deploy intelligent traffic system from Velodyne Lidar

On Wednesday, Velodyne Lidar announced that it will deploy a lidar-based traffic-monitoring system to a dangerous intersection in Austin, Texas, as part of its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution.

The system will create real-time 3D maps of roads and intersections, replacing the current combination of inductive loop detectors, cameras, and radar. Velodyne has joined Nvidia’s Metropolis program and will use Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier edge processors to interpret the lidar data.

Velodyne will install lidar sensors to monitor traffic, beginning with the intersection of East 7th Street and Springdale Road. Velodyne says this location’s accident history and fatality risk, along with the prevalence of speeding and congestion, make it an ideal place to start.