Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Kostakos, Vasileios
Organisation OY
Project title
iCYCLE: Cyclist-aware traffic lights through distributed smartphone sensing
Decision No. 285062
Decision date 10.12.2014
Funding period 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016
Funding 366 146
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Project description
The 2-year iCYCLE project developed smartphone tools and techniques to prototype a real-time traffic system that senses cyclists and gives them green light priority at traffic lights. Providing such a system for cyclists is likely to improve enjoyment, reduce accidents due to cyclists crossing a red light, and encourage people to cycle more. The project collaborated with the city of Oulu in running field trials with real traffic lights. For the majority of the project we developed our own traffic lights in a safe urban environment for testing. The project has led to a number of publications, showing how smartphones can be used to notify traffic lights, and how to model and optimise the sensing on smartphones.