City of Hamilton test site April 13 2021

Three Hamilton Mountain intersections now part of ‘connected vehicle’ test site

Original Article, M. Van Dongen, April 13, 2021

Squint long enough at the newly installed cameras above three east Mountain intersections and you might see a Hamilton future that includes autonomous cars.

The “Smart City” technology, now visible on three utility poles along Stone Church Road, is meant to collect data — via video, weather sensors, radio wave and laser-detection — in a real-world test environment for “connected vehicle” research coordinated by the Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM). The Hamilton research site is one of six in a provincially funded Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network.

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