‘West Lafayette Smart City Challenge’ aims to improve transportation safety

Innovation Partners Institute at the Purdue Research Foundation partnered with the city of West Lafayette, the Indiana 5G Zone and US Ignite to announce the West Lafayette Smart City Challenge, a competition designed to provide innovative solutions that improve transportation safety, most specifically in the Discovery Park District.

“Through this challenge, the streets of West Lafayette can become a safer place for vulnerable road users like pedestrians, bicyclists, scooter riders, skaters and motorcyclists who share the roadway with autonomous and larger vehicles,” said Erin Easter, director of development for the city of West Lafayette, in a press release. “Improving the safety for West Lafayette residents and visitors is a top priority, and we are enthusiastic about the outcomes of this competition.”