Leading-edge sensing technologies such as flash LiDAR play a major role in making intelligent transportation systems (ITS) more efficient and in improving the protection of vulnerable road users. Comprehensive sensor systems are being used to detect vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists in order to monitor and optimize many aspects of road traffic in real time. Such solutions include electronic toll collection (ETC), speed monitoring and enforcement, vehicle profiling, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), automated traffic light and pedestrian crossing management, to name a few.
Above-ground detection solutions are favored over in-pavement detection loops for their ease of installation and maintenance. Highly reliable flash LiDARs based on solid-state designs are delivering range, performance and all-weather reliability at a much lower cost and with a higher MTBF than mechanical scanning LiDARs, and provide significantly improved detection rates and accuracy over other sensor types such as cameras or radars.