- Published: 20 October 2023
The Federal Highway Administration has committed more than a million dollars to study “vulnerable road users” in Chattanooga.
The money will go to the Smart City Corridor project at UTC. v It will aide research on how to make our roads safer for non-drivers, like cyclists, pedestrians, scooters and people in wheel chairs.
The money will go toward buying thermal cameras for the Smart City Corridor.
Those cameras will detect the non-drivers at intersections and include them in the mix for smarter traffic interactions.
Lead investigator Dr. Mina Sartipi says “This will ensure we have the most accurate observation of all road users at any given time and space and under any conditions.”
The cameras should go up this fall.
“We are chipping away at it, working for four or five years on detection, and now working to make sure there is a system that can be applied under any weather condition, any road geometry condition and able to classify it. That’s what we’re going to be focusing on with this one,” Sartipi said.
Autor(en)/Author(s): Collins Parker
Quelle/Source: WDEF.com, 12.1ß.2023