TfL announces funding for five new safety systems for buses19 September 2019

Transport for London has announced five safety systems are to be trialled as part of its Bus Safety Innovation Challenge.

The challenge sees bus operators teaming up with system developers to develop and test solutions.

TfL supports the trials by funding independent analysis: if shown to be efficient at reducing casualties, the systems could be included in the TfL Bus Safety Standard.

The five applications being funded are: a fatigue monitoring tool by Datik, to be trialled by Abellio; Humanising Autonomy’s software to anticipate behaviour of pedestrians or cyclists, trialled by Arriva; the Lytx video-based driver coaching programme, trialled by CT Plus; a lighting system, from JBDL, to illuminate areas around the bus, trialled by Metroline; and Fusion’s pedestrian and cyclist detection system, which alerts drivers quicker than a human can, to be trialled by Stagecoach.

Claire Mann, TfL’s director of bus operations, says: “Our Bus Safety Standard is resulting in safer buses arriving in London this year, and this fund will harness the power of innovators – ensuring it complements our standard – helping to make deaths and serious injuries on our roads a thing of the past.”

Laura Cork

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