Continental’s Wrong-Way Driver detection system for smart cities

The technology company Continental took a big step towards creating safer, smarter cities: a Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub in Auburn Hills, Michigan. At the center of this Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub are two intersections made intelligent thanks to Continental sensors and intelligent software integrated into the infrastructure. Ultimately, this technology will have the potential to improve traffic flow, add convenience, reduce pollution and, most importantly, significantly increase the intersection’s safety by communicating hidden dangers to approaching connected vehicles and pedestrians. Furthermore, Continental’s Wrong-Way Driver detection system, which warns at-risk drivers in the vicinity of a driver heading the wrong way, has also been installed.

The Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub infrastructure is equipped with Continental’s state-of-the-art short- and long-range radars. These radar sensors have been deployed on a number of vehicle platforms over the years, and enable functions like adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, forward collision warning, lane change assist and more. Continental now looks to apply the economies of scale together with its software functions knowhow from automotive to the infrastructure.

“With Continental’s sensor technology, we want to apply our years of experience in the automotive industry to make intersections more intelligent, and therefore safer and more efficient,” said Laurent Fabre, head of Passive Safety and Sensorics Business Unit at Continental.

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