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RECOGNITION SYSTEM MAY REDUCE CYCLIST DEATH TOLL

Major highways provider tests detection system on construction HGVs

It has been reported by Bike Biz that highway services provider Ringway Jacobs has linked with Cycle Safety Shield in a bid to help reduce collisions with cyclists and HGVs. Ringway Jacobs will now promote the use of video recognition software created by Cycle Safety Shield.

Jon Guest, director of Cycle Safety Shield commented:

“We are very proud to be working in partnership with Ringway Jacobs to improve on the ongoing work already underway to stop collisions between HGV`s and cyclists in London. Hopefully we can get further London contractors on board to test the system on their HGV`s in the near future and start to show the safety benefits to London cyclists and HGV drivers.”

The Cycle Safety Shield System will be tested by Ringway Jacobs on their Construction HGV`s this month. The Cycle Safety Shield will not detect other objects such as other motorists, or street furniture.

Many common accidents occur when a large vehicle is turning left into a side road and a cyclist on the nearside cannot be seen. The Cycle Safety Shield System is intended to avoid such accidents by warning a driver when a cyclist is within “danger zones”.

Static and moving cyclists and pedestrians can be detected to a range of around 30m using VGA resolution imagers. 

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