Video: Controlling traffic with lidar in smart cities

To improve traffic networks and public spaces in smart cities, Velodyne Lidar Inc. has launched an intelligent infrastructure solution that combines its lidar sensors with artificial intelligence (AI) software.

The infrastructure solution generates real-time data analytics and predictions to help improve traffic and crowd flow efficiency, advanced sustainability and protect road users. The solution, which includes Bluecity’s AI powered traffic monitoring software, has been deployed in multiple North American cities including Quebec and British Columbia, Canada, with installations in New Jersey and more deployments expected to come soon in the U.S.

Additionally, Velodyne has formed a sales agreement with Rutgers University Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) to deploy the intelligent infrastructure solution with Velodyne’s Prime lidar sensors. CAIT will install the solution in multiple intersections in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as part of the Middlesex County-Smart Mobility Testing Ground (MC-SMTG) project.