Dynamic lighting solution that follows the pedestrians as they cross the road
asmag says: This is a unique solution to a big problem, and we hope it will be adopted on a wide scale to ensure pedestrian safety. It can also have other use cases like perimeter protection. you can watch a cool video demonstration here
ISS – Intelligent Security Systems, has released its unique SecurOS Soffit Intelligent system that escorts pedestrians using dynamic illumination to prevent accidents at crosswalks.
A recent survey, conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association, points out that most pedestrian fatalities occur on local roads, at night and away from intersections. This fact suggests the need for safer road crossings and increased efforts to make pedestrians and vehicles more visible.
During the past 10 years, the number of nighttime pedestrian fatalities increased by 67%, compared to a 16% increase in daytime pedestrian fatalities. To meet the challenge of the growing number of traffic accidents involving pedestrians at hazardous crosswalks on both city and country roads, ISS has developed SecurOS Soffit. SecurOS Soffitis an intelligent system of light accompaniment for pedestrians that helps prevent pedestrians being struck on unlit or dark crosswalks.
The solution draws the driver’s attention to the pedestrian by escorting them with dynamic illumination along the pedestrian crossing. The dynamic illumination significantly increases the speed of drivers’ visual-motor response, so they have the ability to brake in time to avoid accidents.
This pedestrian crisis has ignited the development of vehicle-sensors in most new automobiles. Evolving driver assistance technologies like forward-collision warning, adaptive lighting and pedestrian automatic emergency braking not only keep drivers and passengers safe, but they keep other drivers and pedestrians safe as well.
What sets the SecurOS Soffit apart is that it is the only solution on the market designed to operate automatically 24/7 employing video analytics detectors based on artificial intelligence technologies using cameras that are built on an Intel platform. The solution provides video processing from an IP-camera that can detect pedestrians, determining their location at every moment and tracking their trajectory according to change in their speed. The algorithms are resistant to frame interference from noise like precipitation, trees and shadows falling on pedestrian crossing. Machine learning technologies minimize the chance that the device will respond to a non-human object.
The SecurOS Soffit, unlike solutions where static or dynamic illumination of road signs or asphalt at pedestrian crossing markings is used, narrowly focuses the driver’s attention on pedestrians exclusive of other potential distractions. Interoperability with other traffic violations detection systems also provides a big advantage for this solution. SecurOS Soffit may operate with SecurOS Velox and SecurOS Crossroad and can ensure the detection of traffic violations like:
• Not giving way to pedestrians
• Not following speed limit
• Red light driving, driving through stop-sign while red light is active
• Bus-lane driving
• Wrong-way lane driving
• Not following road signs and many other traffic violations