Adam Lyons unveils the V2X pedestrian safety demonstration Iteris has planned for the ITSA Annual Meeting in Detroit next month.
As an active and engaged member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, and an official supporter of the Vision Zero Network, Iteris is passionate about participating in regional, national and global ITS events in our pursuit of building and advocating for transportation systems that allow residents to travel more safely and efficiently.
And at this year’s ITSA Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, we are excited to be showcasing the life-saving potential of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology in a demonstration project with Siemens and SiriusXM.
While autonomous vehicles are making headlines at a consumer level, I’m sure all of our peers and colleagues in the ITS industry will attest that connectedness is key.
Most if not all vehicles will be connected in the future. And if for any reason the vehicle itself isn’t connected, you can bet the driver will have a connected device on the dashboard with them. Which is why Iteris has been dedicated to ensuring that all of our advanced detection sensors are compatible with the widest possible range of devices and platforms, guaranteeing that they can communicate with the vehicles, roadside technology and other infrastructure touchpoints of today as well as tomorrow.
To that end, we will be partnering with Siemens and SiriusXM to showcase to ITS Detroit 2018 attendees the live in-vehicle pedestrian detection capabilities Iteris has available through our intersection detection camera systems.
Three Iteris VantageNext® cameras, installed at the intersection of Atwater and Beaubien, will detect pedestrians entering the crosswalks. The presence of the pedestrians will be transmitted through the intersection traffic controller to the Siemens DSRC roadside units (RSU), which will in turn send a pedestrian safety message (PSM) to SiriusXM onboard display units within the test vehicles, alerting the driver so they can decide whether to slow down or stop the vehicle.
This potentially life-saving technology, achieved through the seamless integration of three compatible platforms and devices, will be showcased alongside the following additional V2X functions:
- Wrong Way Entry (WWE) Detection
- Emergency Electronic Brake Light (EEBL) Warning
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Green SPaT (Signal Phase Timing) countdown
- Speed Advisory
The demonstration will take place at regular intervals from Tuesday June 5th to Thursday June 7th outside the Cobo Center on Atwater St.
To register please visit iteris.com/CVdemo or the Iteris and Siemens booths.
About the Author
Adam Lyons is director of marketing, Roadway Sensors at Iteris.