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8.4.15

SAFETY SYSTEMS * Singapore: City buses would warn drivers of pedestrian movement at busy intersections

* Singapore - 3D lasers will help guide urban bus traffic under test program

-- Within the next 12 months Singapore will become the testing ground for a traffic safety system that connects laser radar sensors to city buses that would warn drivers of pedestrian movement at busy intersections. The stationary radar boxes will relay nearby pedestrian movements to drivers and warn them when an accident is imminent... The system will be deployed at two of Singapore’s busiest intersections and connect to 40 city buses before the end of March 2016, according to IHI Corp., the Tokyo-based maker of the 3D laser detection boxes that can pinpoint the location and speed of moving objects – in this case cars and people – every tenth of a second. Crucially, IHI claims the system works as well at night or in stormy conditions, a challenge for camera-based traffic safety systems, as it does on clear days... The so-called vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, or V2I, is still nascent and complicated by the need for considerable alterations to public infrastructure, as well as collaboration with regulators and automakers to make the technology viable, secure and widespread... 
(Photo from IHI Corp.: Laser traffic scanner. The traffic control system will link IHI's 3-D laser scanners to 40 city-state buses in Singapore in a test program that would connect vehicles to stationary scanners that will warn drivers when pedestrians are detected in the roads) -- Singapore - IB Times, by Angelo Young - April 06 2015

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