Next-Gen Animal Surveillance Rig Aims to Reduce Roadkill 2.0

Just about every 20 seconds on average, someone somewhere in the United States hits a deer—a million and a half each year in collisions that cost over a billion dollars, kill more than 200 people and injure another 29,000. At an abandoned airstrip in central Montana, researchers have built the nation’s de facto proving ground for a new generation of animal detection systems, aimed at alerting oncoming cars to would-be roadkill before it ends up in their headlights (sometimes literally).

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