The use of bicycles is encouraged in the Netherlands to reduce car use. In the cities this creates challenges for the road authority. We think of the need to build more and wider bike paths, the traffic engineering challenges and demand for parking.
The life of the cyclist knows much frustration items like crowds, long wait at traffic lights, speed differences with other road users and dangerous (precedence) situations with cars and trucks. The cyclist is vulnerable and we see that with the increase in the group of older cyclists and e-bikes increase the problems.
Cyclists and scooters that pop up unexpectedly at a crossing; they are all too often a sudden danger. Motorists often see late, the cyclist himself is often not aware of their own vulnerability.
The objective of the project is to develop a system continuously monitoring speed, distance and position of oncoming cyclists.
Heijmans has developed an intelligent system that contributes to the safety of cyclists. Unlike similar products Heijmans Bike Scout continuously monitors speed, distance and position of oncoming cyclists or scooters.
With that information, the system calculates the arrival time and alerts the driver to the approaching cyclist (s). That warning is via LED display in the road. Heijmans Bike Scout also offers road authorities the ability to see through a web application data from the bike passages such as count data, average and maximum speed.