Iteris releases latest generation of cycle safety system

First published in The Global Road Safety Review 2015 as SmartCycle aids cycle safety

Iteris has released a third generation SmartCycle cycle detection and differentiation algorithm for its Vantage video detection platform.

SmartCycle provides the unique capability of distinguishing cycles from other vehicles across all lanes of traffic. When a cycle is detected at an intersection, the system extends the green light for that phase, ensuring the cyclist is able to safely cross the intersection.

This new generation enhances the accuracy and capabilities of the system to detect and differentiate cycles in unique situations such as bike boxes, lane splitting and other real-world and innovative configurations that are becoming increasingly popular.

In addition to a more accurate and flexible detection algorithm, the system also provides enhancements in handling multiple approaching bicycles and improved bike counting accuracy.