The increasing use of micromobility in cities has presented new mobility paradigms while highlighting the need to improve safety not just for drivers but also for pedestrians, especially the most vulnerable.
Barcelona City Council and the Municipal Institute of Information Technology are taking part in the RideSafeUM EU project to design a system for strengthening regulations and improving pedestrian safety to prevent accidents with personal-mobility vehicles. It will also make it easier to understand the causes of accidents and non-compliance with the regulations, to further improve the urban infrastructure.
RideSafeUM is a project funded by the EIT Urban Mobility, a European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) initiative. The aim of the project is to achieve a new generic and versatile solution for the active safety of personal-mobility vehicles, potentially enabling data-driven decision making. This will be achieved through the integration of a machine vision system, which will ensure people’s privacy, and a control panel for the city to display and manage the information. It is with this goal in mind that a pilot test will be carried out in Barcelona, and in Thessaloniki and Rome, to try out the solution.