PeSCo (Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Controller)

Brief Description

PeSCo provides additional time for crossing motorways for differently able pedestrian. Also provides audio indications to the pedestrians enabling visually challenged to safely cross the motorway.

Main uses and domain

Road Traffic Signaling

Features and Technical Specifications

Pedestrian safety at motorway crossings is a matter of concern for the Police, local authorities and in general to the Public. Current practice of providing pedestrian green at motorway crossings is by considering the 15th percentile walking speed of a group of pedestrians. This may not provide sufficient time for the differently able pedestrians to safely cross the motorway. PeSCo assess the physical condition of the pedestrians using RFID and Ultrasonic technology and accordingly regulate the pedestrian signal timing and to provide support to the pedestrians through visual and audio signals.

Platform required(if any)

N.A.

Contact Details for Techno Commercial Information

Shri. Joseph Korah,
Section Head, Intelligent Transportation & Networking Section,
C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram
Email-
korah@cdac.in