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Lidar pilot helps Vision Zero goal

Thursday, August 5, 2021 by Tai Moses

In an effort to move closer to the city’s Vision Zero goals, the Austin Transportation Department is testing out a laser technology called Lidar – for light detection and ranging – that “aims to monitor traffic data and proactively identify safety measures that could be taken to increase safety,” according to the department. The pilot will be installed next month at East Seventh and Springdale, a noted high-injury intersection, where it will collect traffic data for 12 weeks on “all road users including vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists in real time.” Read more about Lidar and how it works here.

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