Swede wins prize for elk sensor innovation

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There were 350 collisions with elk in Sweden in August, 2015. Photo: TT

Swede wins prize for elk sensor innovation

TT/The Local · 9 Sep 2015

Swedish man has won a ‘Golden Elk’ award for inventing a motion sensor system that could potentially reduce the number of collisions with large wild animals on Swedish roads.

Stockholmer Benjamin Eliasson is set to be awarded the Golden Elk award on Wednesday from Älgskadefondsföreningen, a non-profit organization working to reduce road accidents in Sweden.

Eliasson is the brains behind an idea that would alert motorists when large wild animals are near roads in some of the more remote parts of Sweden. Read more.

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Could this be the answer to the thousands of collisions reported in Sweden each year? Photo: TT