At ITS America 2018 Detroit, Sensys Networks will highlight solutions to address intersection safety. With pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles converging in one place, intersections are hazardous places: 40% of crashes, 50% of serious collisions, 20% of fatalities occur in intersections. As the company points out, unfortunately, many cities currently rely solely on historical crash data - hardly a systematic way to analyse and manage potentially harmful traffic situations.
To help increase intersection safety, Sensys Networks is automating accurate and actionable safety data with SensTraffic, the company’s traffic data and analytics platform which will be featured at the company’s at the ITS America annual meeting.
SensTraffic offers a suite of continuously collected key safety metrics, including red light violations and right turn on red movements. This data can be aggregated over long periods of time to identify any day-of-week or time-of-day trends and suggest possible remedial actions. In one instance, high incidence of weekday afternoon red light violations at an intersection near a school was effectively eliminated by presence of a law enforcement officer for the hour when the school let out.
SensTraffic also provides metrics to optimise traffic signals and coordinate signal timing between intersections. This leads to smoother traffic flows and less risky driver behavior. Plus, by providing actuation for bicycles with Sensys Networks’ FlexRadar sensor, cities can effectively and safely serve bicyclists.
“Sensys Networks solutions are not just addressing the safety needs of today,” says Amine Haoui, the company’s CEO. “By investing in these smart community solutions now, cities are positioning themselves for vehicle to infrastructure communications in the near future that will extend the machine vision of connected and autonomous vehicles, enhancing safety at intersections and beyond.”