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Pedestrian Crossing Detection Technology Applied to Some Intersections

14 Dec, 2021 08:54 AMAl Raya Newspaper, The PeninsulaIntended Audience
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The Public Works Authority "Ashghal" has started applying the automatic pedestrian crossing sensor technology at some intersections, to enhance traffic safety for road users and reduce traffic accidents. The authority has developed, within the plans of the department of road operation and maintenance the new technology to monitor the pedestrian crossing movement at the most important intersections in Doha.

The new technology includes a three-dimensional stereoscopic vision with infrared illumination of the area, to automatically detect pedestrians, call the green signal, and give priority to pedestrians and cyclists. This new technology is applied on some of the vital intersections including Doha City Center, Nasser Bin Khaled Intersection, Al Jasra Intersection, Wadi Al Sail Intersection, Fire Station Intersection, Al Khaleej Intersection and Al Diwan Intersection. Soon, the application will be implemented across other areas in Qatar.

Eng. Abdullah Al Khalaf, from the Roads Operation and Maintenance Department, confirmed that the authority is working on developing roads by finding pioneering solutions to make crossings safer and more effective, using international best practices and advanced technologies, which support the country’s strategy to achieve sustainable development.

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