Thirteen teams are tackling transport in the future city at the Riverside Museum. Read on to find out about their ideas.
The sensors would allow the city to better understand end-to-end bus journeys and how people travel through the city. It aims to improve communication between bus companies and users. In case of incidents, it indicates alternative travel routes.
Find the time of your next bus before you leave the restaurant, the café, the swimming pool or the museum. The affordable hardware would allow business owners to provide a better customer service and encourage people to take public transport.
The Eagle Storm
The team is working on a sensor that could be fitted onto bikes. Powered by a dynamo and storing the energy in a battery, it would be linked to an app that collects data (mileage, speed, state of the road…) and shares it openly and with a social network.
The mobile app would provide real-time traffic information and monitoring, indicating how busy the roads are, pushing alerts in case of incidents and suggesting alternative routes. Researchers could use the open data generated to reduce congestion.
The interactive tool would help local authorities plan transport provisions in the future. It gathers data on a variety of subjects (including pollution) to allow organisations to simulate the effect of transport changes.
The Helmet People
The smart helmet will be a prototype equipped with sensors to better protect cyclists. It will light up in amber and red if a car gets too close. It will also vibrate to alert the cyclist of potential dangers.
It’s not just about the destination! Optumm aims to help cyclists (and others) find the nicest routes through the city. The user can select the criteria that matter the most to them. The routes are stored on the app and the user can choose whether to share them.
The route finder app directs cyclists to the bike rack the closest to their destination and provides walking direction from there on. The data on popular destinations could help organisations decide where to build new bike parks.
Local authorities have a unique opportunity to leverage their car fleet to gather data on their road network by placing a smart phone on each vehicle without interfering with normal purpose or occupants. The aim is better road management.
Sentinel aims to fight against bike theft with a secure bike rack accessed by a RFID card. It gathers data to help identify the ideal placement for future bike racks. Adverts on the racks can help fund additional bike racks.
The platform gathers data from a wide range of sources about where people cycle in the city. It aims to provide policy-makers with the information they need to decide where cycle lanes should be built.
You need to alert emergency services or a road assistance service to your location but you don’t know where you are… The THL plans to help with a mobile app that accurately pinpoint your location and pings it to the appropriate service.