By: Ozzy Yin and Ko Lin
New York, April 5 (CNA) The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a leading
research institution in Taiwan, won a silver medal Thursday at the prestigious Edison Awards in New York for its road safety technology dubbed “iRoadSafe.”
The device is a road safety system that integrates advanced roadside sensing technologies such as radar and cameras, to detect moving objects on the road and broadcasts extensive vehicle-to-vehicle basic safety messages through roadside units.
iRoadSafe can even issue alerts through roadside changeable message signs to improve intersection safety and protect road users, according to the ITRI website.
Chiang Tsun-chieh (蔣村杰), division director of ITRI’s Information and Communication Research Laboratories, said iRoadSafe has been in development for more than 10 years, and so far, the technology has been adopted in both Taiwan and the United States.