Crossing to safety
around the world, project teams are helping wildlife make it across roads alive
Martin Magnusson's team needs kangaroos. In charge of Volvo's collision avoidance initiatives, Mr. Magnusson and his team have launched a research project to develop a kangaroo detection system. But the project requires data: lots and lots of recordings of kangaroos in various light and weather conditions, to train the vehicles sensory system to distinguish between a marsupial and debris floating in the wind. That has required the team to slowly drive the winding roads of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve near Canberra, Australia to encounter and record kangaroos about to cross.