March 11, 2020
Prestigious Road Safety Award in Belgium
On 10th March, at the Flemish Road Safety Congress 2020, the Province of Antwerp won the Flemish Road Safety Award for their BITS pilot project using Viscando OTUS3D to improve road safety for cyclists.
“Through this technology, a daily average of 24 near accidents between cyclists was detected. Additionally, the analysis shows that the number of near accidents between cyclists and motorized traffic (daily average of eight) is as high as the number of near accidents between motorized traffic (daily average of seven). The specificity of this retrieved data will help guide the development and implementation of effective road safety measures.” Explains Luk Lemmens, Legal Representative for Mobility
Ronald Jorna, BITS Project Manager from the Province of Overijssel, believes the success of this pilot sets the tone for our future BITS pilots: “The award-winning 3D-camera project in the Province of Antwerp clearly shows that ITS can help to improve the safety of cyclists. We expect that other ITS implementations in the BITS project will show that ITS can also improve the speed, comfort and/or cycling experience. This will make cycling smarter and thus more attractive!”.
"What makes us especially proud is the fact that the Province Antwerp and the municipality of Bornem could very quickly develop a new and safer road design, using our data and analysis. We also hope and look forward to an after measurement and analysis to assess the new road design in an objective and quantitative way.", says Amritpal Singh, CEO of Viscando.
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