SmartPass – increase safety on pedestrian crossing in your city

In Poland about 265-270 persons die on pedestrian crossings every year. The number of car accidents on the pedestrian crossing exceeds 4 000 a year
(Source: Polish Office of Police Statistics).

The statistics are now alarming. However, due to rapid growth of road infrastructure and rising number of vehicles, it is anticipated that the number of accidents is likely to rise.

One of the ways of limiting the risk is to adopt smart pedestrian crossings – such as SmartPass. This solution has already been used by many Polish cities.

What is SmartPass?

SmartPass is a smart pedestrian crossing. It provides pedestrians with safety and comfort when crossing the street or road, and drivers with instant information on presence of pedestrians on the crossing.

How smart pedestrian crossing works?

1. When the pedestrian is detected in the crossing area, motion sensors activate the SmartPass system.

2. Synchronized LED lights start pulsating towards the driver at the same frequency.

3. At the same time a voice message informing to be careful is sent towards the pedestrian.

4. When the pedestrian leaves the crossing area, SmartPass deactivates light signals and voice signals. The cars can keep on going further.

The crossing is monitored with cameras. Thanks to this, when a pedestrian is crossing the street or road, the cameras record him/her and cars. The built-in radar measures the speed of vehicles approaching the crossing. The communication module sends various information to the IT system. Before the pedestrian crossing the ASE anti-skidding system is installed. Its task is to reduce the car braking distance, in particular in difficult weather conditions (rain and snow).

Improved safety on pedestrian crossings confirmed through studies

SmartPass is the only intelligent pedestrian crossing system which has been tested by the Roads and Bridges Institute of Warsaw University of Technology in terms of effectiveness of increased safety and improvement of traffic users' comfort.

The study confirmed that the use of SmartPass on pedestrian crossings led to the following:
- number of collisions dropped,
- cars reduced their speed,
- number of drivers who let pedestrians pass the crossing rose,
- awaiting time related to pedestrians who wanted to cross the crossing got shorter.

Increased driver's safety

Pulsating LED lights directed at the driver make pedestrians more visible on the pedestrian crossing and help drivers notice the pedestrians from large distance.

It is highly important if the visibility is poor, e.g. when it is raining or snowing.

Euroasfalt studies demonstrate that the driver reacts to light signals earlier if they are activated through foot traffic, and not when they glow constantly.

Safe pedestrian on the crossing

The built-in speaker emits voice signals directed at the pedestrian instantly when the pedestrian is detected. Voice signals such as "look left" or "be careful" inform the pedestrian that the crossing is highly dangerous. In effect they help pedestrians remain careful when crossing the street or road.

Shorter braking distance

ASE anti-skidding system installed by the smart pedestrian crossing translates into shorter braking distance by 30%. This is a specially designed road surface which guarantees high roughness and reduces vehicle skidding risk.

The system proves to be highly useful especially in the autumn and winter, when it rains and snows.

Crossing monitoring

High-resolution cameras record moving pedestrians on the pedestrian crossing and moving cars approaching the crossing. When a road incident occurs, the recordings can present the cause of the accident.

Reliable operation

The SmartPass smart pedestrian crossing is equipped with replaceable active inputs S-4 Kable. Thanks to this, the product remains highly durable, which translates into reliable and automatic operation for a long time.

Compliance with applicable law

SmartPass components have been granted required certificates, technical approvals or domestic technical assessments. This means that the smart crossing system complies with the construction law and resolution of the Minister of Infrastructure.

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