Proof-of-Concept Research of Roadside LiDAR Sensing Multimodal Traffic (NDOT 744-18-803)

Existing data collection methods do not capture the level of detail and accuracy needed to accommodate newer traffic systems and applications, specifically multimodal all-traffic trajectories. Utilizing 360-degree light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors to attain proof-of-concept research to evaluate the accuracy, reliability and efficiency of the developed algorithms and roadside LiDAR sensing systems for various traffic scenarios and applications. Validate the feasibility of using roadside LiDAR sensors to provide high-accuracy, multimodal traffic trajectories by testing with different sensors, deployment methods, and traffic scenarios; and apply roadside LiDAR data to support connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), enhance traffic mobility/safety analysis, and integrate with existing traffic infrastructure for automatic pedestrian/wildlife warning. This project is at the First Application Field Pilot Stage and will provide proof-of-concept results for NDOT to understand the accuracy, reliability, and possible applications of roadside LiDAR sensing systems in various real-world scenarios. If the performance of the proposed technology is approved and accepted, NDOT can start to consider its application in wider and more diverse regions of Nevada. The systems, experience, and guidance developed in this project will directly guide the implementation of roadside LiDAR sensing systems. The next stage will be actual field implementation at prioritized intersections/corridors.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $309581
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Nevada Department of Transportation

    1263 South Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV  United States  89712

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Nevada DOT Research

    1263 South Stewart St
    Carson City, Nevada  United States  89712
  • Project Managers:

    Schilling, Rod

    Smith, Casey

    Kumar, Manju

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Nevada, Reno

    1664 N. Virginia Street
    Reno, Nevada  United States  89557
  • Principal Investigators:

    Xu, Hao

  • Start Date: 20190211
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190430
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220530
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development
  • Subprogram: Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698698
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 744-18-803
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2019 5:11PM