See.Sense Smart Cycle Pilot UpdateBack to News, Blogs & Events
Last July we announced that See.Sense was to initiate a pilot with Smart ICON, their unique smart cycling light, which gathers a wide range of anonymised sensor data directly from users, to inform city planners of the best ways to improve cycling infrastructure in the city, as well as develop better policies aimed at promoting safer cycling in the city.
The call for volunteers to trial this light was a huge success, with over 1,400 people signing up across the length and breadth of Dublin.
Though the pilot started in September with 500 volunteers from County Dublin and it is still ongoing. The data gathered will generate extensive insights for Dublin.
In the meantime, however, See.Sense is working with Queen’s University Belfast on the development of data outputs; this preliminary data analysis work has produced some fascinating findings and proves the value of real-time data gathered from cyclists:
Morning journey patterns –
Evening journey patterns –
These award-winning lights are designed to be daylight visible, enhancing cyclist safety in all lighting and road conditions. The light recently won ‘Best Bike Gadget’ in road.cc – the UK’s biggest online cycling website – and uses sensor technology to flash brighter and faster in riskier situations such as road junctions and roundabouts. In addition, the sensors can also anonymously gather data on the cyclist’s environment, including the quality of the road surface, cycling routes, accidents and near-miss events, thus providing accurate quantitative and qualitative data which allows the city to be mapped like never before.