The City of Gainesville and the University of Florida were awarded a joint $2 million grant through the National Science Foundation’s Smart and Connected Communities Program. Now, UF researcher Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), his team and the city have begun their groundbreaking work to improve roadway safety.
The NSF grant provided the financial resources needed to deploy technological innovations at high-risk intersections throughout the city. Advanced video processing devices applied to roadway infrastructure and artificial intelligence provide university researchers at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and UF Transportation Institute access to automated detection of near-miss events and other real-time traffic data.Learn more about City of Gainesville, University of Florida Begin Groundbreaking Work on Roadway Safety Thanks to $2 Million NSF Grant.
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