Welsh Government improves road safety with Vivacity Labs’ data insights

Vivacity Labs sensors deployed to monitor the change in pedestrian footfall in retail areas and the change in vehicle yield rates at informal crossings.

  • 1 month ago Posted in

Vivacity Labs, the London-based transport technology scaleup, is supporting a first-of-a-kind initiative in collaboration with the Welsh Government.

The Welsh Government is using cutting-edge AI technology from Vivacity Labs to analyse the impact of reducing speed limits on pedestrian footfall and vehicle volumes, alongside the impact on pedestrian and vehicle interactions.

In March 2019, the Welsh Government announced plans for a new national speed limit of 20mph to be implemented in residential areas across the country by 2023. Phase 1 of this process is the introduction of 20mph limits in eight trial areas. By comparing data from crossings within 20mph and 30mph zones, it’s possible to determine the role that speed plays in vehicle yield rates at crossings.

Mark Nicholson, Vivacity Labs’ CEO, commented: “Vivacity Labs is proud to be supporting this initiative by collaborating with the Welsh Government. This is an exciting, first-of-its-kind initiative, where gathering data insights on yielding behaviours is achieved through bespoke application of our ground-breaking Near Miss capability.”

With 3D pose detection, Vivacity Labs’ Near Miss capabilities enable the accurate analysis of post-encroachment time. For the first time, it is possible to analyse vehicle behaviours in response to pedestrian presence at crossings, and provide data-backed evidence of pedestrian safety and Highway Code compliance.

Lee Waters, The Deputy Minister for Climate Change with responsibility for Transport, added: “We are pleased to be working with Vivacity Labs on our 20mph initiative. The use of this cutting-edge technology will help us gain valuable insight into the behaviour of motorists ahead of the national 20mph roll-out in 2023.”

More than eight out of ten respondents (84%) in Kaleido Intelligence IoT survey, sponsored by Eseye, cited hardware design as the top challenge for initial IoT deployments.
VMware is empowering Centrica in its mission to help customers live sustainably, simply, and affordably by providing better visibility into the company’s cloud-native applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Red Box, the leading platform for voice capture, and EvaluAgent, the all-in-one quality and performance management platform, have joined forces to enable call centre managers to access high quality voice conversations and transform quality assurance (QA) processes through automation.
BT’s Digital unit is partnering with Dynatrace, making it a core component of a new service management stack for BT Group.
This year's VMware State of Observability report notes an increase in organizations recognizing the business benefits modern observability can bring. Learn about that and other key findings.
New AI-ready infrastructure-as-a-service solution enables customers to deploy AI models and applications near critical data sets, addressing data localization and compliance challenges.
Juniper Networks has published the findings of a global research project that shows a big increase in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) adoption over the last 12 months, which is yielding tangible benefits to organisations. However, a shortage of human talent still exists, and governance policies continue to lack in maturity – both of which are needed to responsibly manage AI’s growth when considering privacy issues, regulation compliance, hacking and AI terrorism.
Cisco has launched AppDynamics Cloud, a cloud-native observability platform for modern applications which are based on increasingly complex, distributed architectures and services. Designed for simplicity, usability, and intuitiveness, it empowers IT teams to deliver the exceptional digital experiences currently demanded by businesses, consumers and end users.