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PolyU project develops assisted navigation and collision avoidance system to promote connected urban traffic safety, funded by Smart Traffic Fund

5 Feb 2024

Awards and Achievements

A safe transport environment is vital for a densely built-up city like Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) utilizes advanced technologies to improve urban traffic safety, and an innovative project has been granted funding from the latest batch of Smart Traffic Fund.

Led by Dr Weisong WEN, Assistant Professor of the Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering, the project titled “Development of an Assisted Navigation and Collision Avoidance System using AI and Location-based Service” has secured funding of approximately HK$6.7 million for a duration of 24 months.

This project aims to develop a low-cost, high-precision co-location solution suitable for urban canyons. It includes developing an algorithm to solve satellite positioning offsets caused by building obstructions and reflections, as well as developing a collision avoidance warning application for issuing early warning and enabling emergency interventions to reduce collision risks in blind areas of sight.

PolyU has long been committed to the research and application of vehicle-related innovation and technology, with a total of 18 projects receiving grants from the Smart Traffic Fund to date. 

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