New AI technology looks to improve pedestrian safety in downtown Las Vegas

The City of Las Vegas announced Thursday it will received a $1.4 million federal grant to test out a new technology that could help improve pedestrian safety along Fremont Street.

This will be a pilot program and the city plans to install an AI pedestrian system in the tourist corridor around the Fremont Street Experience. The city said the location was chosen because the city has high numbers of pedestrians in that area.

The project will aim to detect pedestrians waiting to cross roads and adjust traffic signal timings and unprotected crossing flasher durations in real-time, based on pedestrian volumes and speed, to provide a safer crossing time window.

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