Discover Outsight's latest use case in the city of Bellevue, a complete LiDAR installation to increase users' safety at busy intersections!
Bellevue, WA is a beautiful city in the Eastside region of King County. As part of the Vision Zero Community, the city has a clear goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries by 2030.
For Franz Loewenherz, Mobility Planning and Solutions Manager at the City of Bellevue, WA, the number one priority is addressing vulnerable road users' safety.
To achieve this goal, the city is equipping itself with physical and digital solutions to maximize user safety. But the installation of these equipments requires precise insights to ensure that resources are correctly allocated.
As part of its ongoing safety initiatives over the past 7 years, the city of Bellevue turned to LiDAR for a high-performance analysis technology to complement its existing system.
The objective encompassed not only the detection and classification of various road users - from pedestrians to vehicles - at all times of the day, including evenings, but also the identification of potential conflict situations as well as measuring the effectiveness of deploying physical solutions such as high visibility crosswalks.
Thanks to its ability to extract raw data from any LiDAR, and transform it into real time actionable insights, Outsight's processing software was the ideal solution for deploying their installation.
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After implementing Outsight's solution with LiDAR, Bellevue used evaluated the reduction in conflicts between vehicles and other road users (vulnerable road users as well as other vehicles).
The results are astonishing !
These results perfectly illustrate the relevance of LiDAR technology and its software for the Smart City market.
The development of the LiDAR market has led to the emergence of dozens of different manufacturers. This boom has accelerated the technology's maturity, enabling exponential performance gains and drastic cost reductions.
But in the absence of standards for data processing - each manufacturer having its own proprietary data formats - the technology remains difficult to deploy optimally.
Operators can then choose the type of equipment most relevant to their use cases, and can even combine several types of sensor for optimum results, using tools like a multi-vendor LiDAR Simulator:
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