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Jul 13, 2023Jul 13, 2023

Michael Holland and Ilaria Chiodelli Bussandri

European companies Photo Analytical and TechnoTeam are working to combine real-time luminance and geolocation data to make roadways safer.

Mountain highway tunnel entrance, Lake Garda, Italy. [J. Greuel / Getty Images]

Most people don’t think about the impact of public lighting on their nighttime commutes. They take public and commercial lighting for granted, enjoying modern illumination without ever considering how necessary it is—until it isn’t there. Every year, inadequate outdoor street lighting and subpar roadway design lead to countless accidents. Better analysis of public street lighting is the first step in tackling these issues.

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Publish Date: 01 September 2023