Radar warns drivers when there’s a moose on the loose

Moose at large <i>(Image: All Canada Photos/Getty)</i>

The Large Animal Detection System (LADS) sends out a 360-degree radar signal every second, then monitors the reflections to work out what animals are there. Its software allows it to ignore small animals and vegetation in the radar’s path.     The detector has been running as a pilot project on Canada’s Highway 416 near Kemptville, Ontario, since last year. LADS has a radius of 700 metres and works in harsh weather and heavy snow. When it detects an animal, lights flash on street signs to alert drivers. It also records data on the number and speed of vehicles.…MORE

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