Iteris and Continental collaborate on hybrid traffic detection V2X system

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Iteris, a US-based specialist in smart mobility infrastructure management, and global mobility supplier Continental have announced the launch of Vantage Fusion, a hybrid traffic detection system that enables real-world vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications and advanced intersection visualization.

The Vantage Fusion hybrid video and radar detection system delivers detection, tracking and classification of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, with visualization capabilities that enable intuitive, top-down viewing of intersections in real time.

The system relies on information generated by automotive sensors to enable cooperative perception capabilities. In addition to sharing a connected vehicle’s location with other V2X-enabled devices, cooperative perception messaging enables that vehicle to also share what it senses – a pedestrian or car, for example – with the rest of its connected environment.

The companies say that Vantage Fusion is connected vehicle ready, with the ability to provide critical infrastructure data through V2X communications to connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), including through Iteris’s BlueTOAD Spectra CV. The hybrid detection system is fully compatible with VantageCare – Iteris’s detection health monitoring support service – as well as Iteris’s ClearGuide SPM and VantageLive!, and other third-party web and mobile-based traffic measurement applications.

The launch of Vantage Fusion is the first solution to stem from Iteris and Continental’s recently announced, future-oriented traffic infrastructure collaboration, which aims to leverage automotive sensors, and infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) connectivity for city transportation systems. The collaboration is focused on improving the current transportation infrastructure while working toward a more balanced, intelligent and optimized infrastructure that communicates seamlessly with the mobility ecosystem in the future thanks to expanded sensing capabilities.

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of Vantage Fusion, a future-oriented hybrid traffic detection system that enables real-world V2X applications, while preparing cities and automotive OEMs for advancements in CAV technologies,” said Todd Kreter, senior vice president and general manager, advanced sensor technologies at Iteris. “With the addition of Vantage Fusion to Iteris’s market-leading portfolio of smart sensors, transportation agencies now have access to unmatched detection and tracking accuracy of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as truly unique intersection visualization capabilities, to achieve their goals of improving safety, mobility and sustainability throughout complex transportation networks.”

“Smart mobility is in our DNA at Continental and we are constantly improving and innovating solutions that help make roadways safer for all who use them,” added Murali Srinivasan, vice president, passive safety and sensorics at Continental North America. “As we look to a future with more CAVs, the infrastructure will play a bigger role, demanding updates in sensing, connectivity and communication capabilities.

“The launch of Vantage Fusion is a testament to the combination of our long and proven history in safety sensorics with Iteris’s expertise in intelligent infrastructure management to deliver solutions that will contribute to greater environmental awareness and increased road user safety.”

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