Automated Pedestrian Detection: Assessing Device Effectiveness and Potential Barriers to Acceptance in North America


This paper presents the findings of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Technical Committee on Automated Pedestrian Detection (APD), which is developing an informational report describing the range and effectiveness of such devices, used to control traffic signals or warning devices at street crossings. The committee is also assessing liability, maintenance, and accessibility issues that may pose barriers to greater device acceptance in North America.

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