GiveMeGreen! enables advance detection of bicyclists at key intersections, enhancing safety and traffic flow.
Sensys Networks Inc. is pleased to announce its beta-release of GiveMeGreen!, an innovative new smartphone app for bicycle detection at signalized intersections. GiveMeGreen! is the first of many connected and autonomous traveler apps developed by Sensys Networks Inc., the world’s leading provider of integrated wireless traffic data systems for Smart Cities. This initial deployment is a pilot program to improve safety for bicyclists and travel convenience for all motorists in Santa Clarita, California.
“We are delighted to be working with the City of Santa Clarita on this pilot program,” says Amine Haoui, CEO of Sensys Networks. “GiveMeGreen! allows Cities to easily tailor the services they want to provide for bicyclists, pedestrians, truck drivers and many other travelers while leveraging the common components of this platform. This Infrastructure-to-Everything (I2X) system for connected and autonomous travelers will improve safety, decrease congestion and improve the travel experience for many different types of connected travelers.”
The system consists of the GiveMeGreen! smartphone app which allows the bicyclist using the app to be automatically detected up to 300 feet in advance of the intersection. Once detected, the traffic signal applies the normal pedestrian-crossing signal timing function. This will allow pedestrians and bicyclists to use the same signal phase and will not cause any delay for motorists. There are also new signs that illuminate only when bicyclists or pedestrians are detected to warn turning motorists on Soledad Canyon that bicycles or pedestrians will be crossing the intersection during the next green light. Finally, the system includes a bicycle-only light at each intersection along the bike trail which confirms to the bicyclist that they have been detected.
“This free app will greatly benefit both bicyclists and motorists by providing better information about the presence of bikes at these intersections,” says Cesar Romo, Chief Traffic Signal System Administrator for the City of Santa Clarita. “GiveMeGreen! not only improves safety, but also improves the ride experience for Santa Clarita’s legions of bicyclists with automatic and reliable advance detection.” This pilot system demonstrates the flexibility of the Sensys Networks platform, as it integrates with third-party signs and City traffic controllers.
For bicyclists interesting in Beta-testing GiveMeGreen! or city planners wanting this service deployed locally, please visit http://www.sensysnetworks.com/gmg
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