Smart Corridor for pedestrian safety at UCLA

  • September 26, 2022
  • William Payne

The University of California, Los Angeles has launched a “smart corridor” to increase pedestrian and driver safety through intelligent traffic analytics and data collection. The corridor pilot has been implemented by smart city firm Sensagrate and lidar specialist Innoviz Technologies.

Sensagrate has integrated InnovizOne lidars with its SensaVision computer vision platform. The company is fusing them with data from radar and camera sensors. After completion of the pilot, the two companies plan to tackle further smart city challenges across Arizona through partnerships with government transportation departments and pilot emerging technology using lidar sensors.

The SensaVision Platform, enabled by InnovizOne lidars, gathers data on traffic volume and other roadside safety metrics for root cause analysis of pedestrian-related incidents.

Technologies that will be deployed in the UCLA smart corridor pilot include infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications, powered by NVIDIA jetson edge computing. The platform is connected with UCLA’s autonomous vehicle, enhancing the V2X analytics.

The InnovizOne lidar is ideal for smart city applications because it provides accurate data during adverse weather and lighting conditions, and its robust design ensures durability over time. The InnovizOne lidar does not impinge on privacy, unlike other sensors that may have difficulty complying with GDPR and other privacy laws.

“Innoviz is excited to advance our partnership with Sensagrate and demonstrate the value of our InnovizOne lidar for smart city applications at one of the top universities in the world,” said Omer Keilaf, Co-Founder and CEO of Innoviz. “Innoviz and Sensagrate both firmly believe that lidar-based intelligent traffic decisions will improve traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion, leading to a decrease in road fatalities and carbon emissions. We’re looking forward to scaling this solution across the US and globally.”

“The Innoviz One lidar provides a unique and high quality resolution for their field of view and range. This is critical as we look to detect different objects in various settings and at ranges greater than 100 meters,” said Darryl Keeton, Founder and President of Sensagrate. “Innoviz has provided a great product and is proving its strong partnership abilities to promote safety. We are excited to witness how the InnovizOne and SensaVision integration at the UCLA pilot site can promote smarter and safer streets.”