Wrong decisions made by road users, attributed to the lack of information about the traffic environment, can be considered to be the primary cause of traffic accidents. We have developed a Smart Pedestrian Crosswalk (SPC) device to solve this problem.
The SPC monitors the situation on traffic lanes and sidewalks and has implemented several safety and notification functions. The main task of the SPC is to improve the awareness of road users located nearby and to notify road users of the probable traffic hazard. To detect the situations involving traffic hazards, narrow artificial intelligence algorithms are used, which are capable of predicting the moving trajectories of the road users and warn them in advance. In addition, the modular system collects 24/7 traffic and environmental data that can be used to provide an overview of the urban environment and for subsequent city planning.
To attain the objectives of Level 5 autonomous driving, we need to improve the perception of the vehicles beyond what is created by on-vehicle sensors. At Bercman, we achieve this by enabling additional perception for the vehicles through roadside sensors, for example by using our Smart Pedestrian Crosswalk to see behind corners and detect road users well in advance. The SPC supports V2X (infrastructure-to-vehicle) communication enabling automatic communication between all communication-ready traffic entities.