The high innovation at the service of pedestrians and cyclists
Safe Man Walking is an innovative and smart signaling system for pedestrian/cyclist crossings on roads situated in dimly lit and busy areas.
Its main function is to signal the pedestrian or cyclist through LED oriented towards the inside of crossing and to alert the driver to reduce the speed and to stop, giving priority to the pedestrian/cyclist through intermittently LED oriented towards exterior.
The project was carried out by a partnership of Apulian companies participant at Living Labs SmartPuglia 2020.
The system is composed by:
Its function is to illuminate with a fixed light beam the pedestrian that cross on the zebra, and to alert the driver with an intermittent light beam that the pedestrian is crossing.
Infrared sensors placed at the beginning and at the end of the crosswalks/passing lanes detect the presence of a pedestrian.
The LEDs light up in the presence of pedestrians allowing the safe crossing.
SMW is also a system for studying the flow of vehicles and pedestrians: it detects the number of pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles in transit, as well as the maximum and average speed of those, in a specific time gap and near the crossing on which SMW is installed.
The system can be integrated with sound signals and with a display for countdown to indicate to the pedestrian the remaining time for the crossing.