Estonian smart city solutions company Bercman Technologies has announced a new smart pedestrian crossing solution based on V2X hardware and software from Cohda Wireless.
The system electronic signage positioned at either side of pedestrian crossings to alert pedestrians and other road users to danger, incorporating sensor fusion to predict accidents, using software based on artificial intelligence. The designers say it complies with all requirements concerning roadside Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems applications.
Paul Gray, Cohda Wireless’s CEO believes the technology could save many lives saying, “There are several reasons why pedestrian crosswalks feature in so many accidents and fatalities involving vulnerable road-users but one of the biggest reasons is that people place an undue amount of trust in pedestrian crossings and assume it is always safe to cross.
“In a connected and collaborative road transport environment, the Smart Pedestrian Crosswalk Solution will leverage our V2X technology to alert vulnerable road-users of cars and other vehicles approaching the crossing and which appear, by reason of their approach speed, unlikely to stop.
“Similarly, connected vehicles will also be alerted to the presence of pedestrian crosswalks and vulnerable pedestrians in the vicinity ensuring that the driver is aware of them and can take the appropriate action.”