Pedestrian and Cycle Detection
Utilising a range of external detectors, westcotec have the ability to detect specific highway user groups such as pedestrians and/or cyclists.
Specific messages can be displayed to motorists dependant on the requirement, such as CYCLISTS AHEAD to warn drivers that there are cyclists in the vicinity which they may not have seen. This type of system has specifically been proven to reduce incidents at crossroads where there are segregated cycleways that cross the main carriageway at right turn lanes.
Another example of using pedestrian detection is to advise drivers before they reach crossing points, so that they are aware of pedestrians either crossing the road or about to cross the road ahead of them. We have also utilised this technology with switchable displays that can advise of a lower speed when pedestrians have been detected.