BT Launches Smart Cycling Trial.
BT has recently launched a smart cycling trial
17:58 09 October 2019
It saw volunteers from BT’s Adastral Park Technology campus and surrounding area trialling smart IoT bike lights to improve cycling experience.
BT has partnered with See.Sense, a start-up tech company that designed and built the bike lights that are equipped with advanced sensor technology to monitor their environment, reacting by flashing brighter and faster in riskier situations.
Professor John Davies, chief researcher future business technology, said: “Using smart technology to better understand the roadblocks that face green transportation enables us to prioritise the safety of sustainable means of transport. The smart light sensor trial in Adastral Park and Ipswich is only the beginning of our efforts to improve the cycling experience.
“With cyclist safety at the heart of our work, we’re already running similar trials in Manchester, Dublin and Antwerp. BT’s Suffolk trial provides the framework for better cycling conditions and the opportunity for all involved to improve their carbon footprint.
“Over 12 months, we aim to build up a picture of the way people use cycle routes in and around Ipswich which has a large cycling community. Gaining insight and then sharing it back with trialists will enable BT to improve cycling conditions around Adastral Park, BT’s 100-acre global engineering campus.
“This data will also be useful to Suffolk County Council in assessing opportunities to improve facilities for cycling. By showing seasoned and potential cyclists the popular routes, road conditions and their level of difficulty, consumers can make evidence-based decisions on cycling.”
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"To help drivers feel more confident that they can find a place to stop in an emergency, for schemes starting construction from 2020, Highways England has committed to reducing the maximum spacing between places to stop in an emergency from every mile and a half (about 90 seconds at 60mph) to around every mile. Currently the average spacing on all-lane running is just over a mile."