Project Description

The RideSafeUM project is helping prevent micromobility accidents. People riding scooters, cyclists, and skateboarders can use an app on their phones to view real-time regulatory information that could help them to avoid potential collisions with pedestrians, cars, delivery vans, taxis and other road users.

A system that comprises the integration of computer-vision software, a camera, GPS and an accelerometer will form the basis of the app. Meanwhile, a city dashboard will enable authorities to identify and manage micromobility safety issues. If an accident occurs, alerts will be sent to the emergency services using data recorded by a black box. This data could also assist the authorities to make better decisions and be used to feed into policy.

Pilot tests are currently being conducted in Barcelona, Spain, Rome in Italy, and Thessaloniki, Greece.