Applied Information Introduces Next Generation Pedestrian Crossing Safety System

Applied Information, Inc., the provider of intelligent transportation infrastructure technology, has announced a new configurable Internet of Things (IoT) Pedestrian Crossing Safety System (PCSS) to improve safety at midblock crosswalks, the company said.

The base configuration features a pedestrian crossing sign with push-button activated flasher, IoT connectivity, knockdown detector, Glance™ remote monitoring and connection to the TravelSafely™ smartphone app. Additional features include a configurable message sign and radar-based driver feedback. Multiple units can be connected wirelessly for boulevard and traffic circle deployment. All options may be solar powered.

When the PCSS is activated, alerts of approaching motorists are sent to the free TravelSafely™ smartphone app notifying drivers that pedestrians are in the crosswalk ahead. The PCSS radar detects if a vehicle is approaching the crosswalk at an unsafe speed and provides an audible warning to pedestrians using the TravelSafely app. The system also uses over-the-air software updates for uploading multiple flashing lights patterns and configuring the digital message sign.

The PCSS is part of the Glance™ Smart City Supervisory System suite of products which can be monitored and managed from a tablet or smartphone, receive over the air software updates with customizable flashing patterns and report device performance measures.

Applied Information is the industry-leading developer of Smart Cities, connected, and intelligent transportation system (ITS) solutions designed to save lives, improve traffic, drive commerce, and help the environment. Applied Information´s Glance Smart City Supervisory platform enables cities to manage all of their traffic and ITS assets on one web-based application. For more information, visit