How can active forms of transportation be integrated into the city traffic?
In response to the increase of congestion roads and air pollution, more and more Parisians use active and ecological transportation as walking, bike or scooter. Today, more than 4 000 000 daily travels are completed on foot in Paris, i.e. one over two. If travels by bike only represents 4% of all the trips so far, it will reach 15% by 2020. Although urban planning measures facilitate the implementation of new mobility modes, with the creation of bike paths, nothing has been done yet concerning traffic lights. The latter have been based on car traffic only. It causes stressful situations not to say dangerous for the users of those new transports.
WINING STARTUP : Cyclope.ai
Cyclope.ai conceives AI softwares applied to images for infrastructures operators and roadways managers. We commercialise two flagship products, already implemented at VINCI Autoroute. TollSense is a corrective tool for classification errors at tolls: our algorithms can detect the vehicle class in real time based on a picture and can recognise the most complex cases. Tunnelwatch is the 1st Incident Automatic Detection system inly using AI: Deap Learning enables real time traffic analysis and improve significantly decision-making for better security.
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// USE CASE
As a pedestrian, biker, or electric scooter user, circulation near cars can be difficult and perilous. Bike traffic is only 10% of the overall traffic in Paris, but it represents 10% of roads accidents. Traffic lights are key in traffic regulation. Its lack of respect when a crossroad is busy raises issues : a pedestrian in front of a red light whereas there is no car passing by will cross the road and put his life at risk. A biker or an electric scooter user stop at a red light whereas no car or pedestrian is here will be tempted to move anyway….But the respect of traffic regulation during traffic jams can also be problematic. As a pedestrian, one often has to slalom between the cars stopped on pedestrian crossing. As a biker, one has to bypass the cars stuck at crossroads. All those examples illustrate the lack of adaptation of the duration of traffic lights for active transportation.
// BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
For the suppliers of urban infrastructures such as LACROIX Group, this experiment enables to test new traffic light controllers that will integrate data and thus address new means of transportation. For the owner of the installation in Paris, Evesa, it is the occasion to support the City in deploying innovation mobility solutions. For the infrastructures operators as Leonard, the prospective and innovative platform of VINCI, there is an interest in collaboration in the improvement of the mobility service.
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