Iteris has announced that it will showcase its pedestrian detection technology with Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems. Iteris is a leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture and Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems is a connected vehicle and intelligent transportation technology company.
This live demonstration of the future of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology took place at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Annual Meeting, held in Detroit, Michigan from June 4-7.
The demonstration highlighted how Iteris’ PedTrax video detection capabilities working with Siemens’ latest V2X solution improves pedestrian safety by detecting their presence at a crosswalk and transmitting an advance warning to drivers approaching the intersection.
PedTrax is a computer vision technology that automates measurement of both the count, direction and speed of pedestrians in crosswalks to provide insights on levels of street life. The data and analytics supplied by PedTrax can inform agencies where roadway operations should be made more pedestrian- or bicycle-friendly, contributing to safer and more livable communities.
Siemens Sitraffic ESCoS roadside unit (RSU) played a key role in the demonstration with accurate communication of the pedestrian detection to oncoming vehicles equipped with onboard units receiving a dedicated short-range communications signal and produces a video and audio warning in the vehicles.
ESCoS is a secure, cooperative technology for communication between all kinds of vehicles and the infrastructure. Sitraffic ESCoS Road Side Units provide key data for a more precise picture of the current traffic situation, enabling more efficient traffic control, a significant reduction in accident numbers and an even greater cut in emissions than possible up to now.
A significant number of pedestrian fatalities occur at intersections the use of these technologies can improve safety for pedestrians and other vulnerable road users at intersections.