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TravelSafely Pedestrian Proximity Application Demonstration

The Glance TravelSafely™ smartphone app features a pedestrian proximity alert to provide an extra measure of safety between drivers and passersby. Applied Information President Bryan Mulligan explains, “Connected vehicle applications run on smartphones.” When two connected smartphones are in close proximity, both users receive an audio warning indicating dangerous proximity.

“BSM and PSM messages are exchanged between the motorist and the pedestrian and cause warnings to be issued in the event of a risk of collision,” says Mulligan. In the demonstration, a distracted driver backs out of a parking space near a distracted pedestrian looking at his smartphone. Both phones detect the danger and simultaneously sound a warning alarm. Then, a verbal warning explains the problem. In Mulligan’s demonstration, both the driver and the pedestrian react in time to prevent a collision.

Applied Information continues to develop the Glance TravelSafely™ app. In the future, motorists and vulnerable road users will have another level of spacial awareness to keep them safe.

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  • Jason says:

    Great Evening

    Sirs and Madams

    I’m writing to find out the options about you Pedestrian Alert Systems for vehicles and people. I understand that your company makes a device or devices. I’m on a safety comity and we gather ideas of possible safety issues we might have in our town in terms of parking. I saw the demo on your website, I wonder about customization, cost, portability. I saw that your company makes signs that have the language of a car coming, but this might come up as saying gate obstruction or exit gates now lowing. I would like to know if the words can be changed or not have the words at all. This is done at the local university. They use a sound and a light only. If this is not something you can do can you consider another company? Thank you I will be looking forward to your response.


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