- 1 January 2022
- 31 December 2023
RideSafeUM was born in 2022 to make micromobility safer, encourage increased ridership of what have become key modes for the future of our mobility systems, and collect data on micromobility trips and crashes as a great source to nurture decision-making.
Using innovative technology, RideSafeUM brings micromobility safety benefits to users, public authorities, shared service operators and last-mile logistic companies using micromobility modes. This technology is based on artificial intelligence, proactively preventing micromobility incompliances and accidents, and gathers data for wider learning, policy-making and management purposes.
The RideSafeUM solution is based on the integration of computer-vision software, with support from cameras, GPS and accelerometers supported either by users’ smartphones or through integrated equipment in the vehicle hardware. In addition, a dashboard or central system enables authorities or last-mile logistic operators to implement regulations or restrictions and to identify and dynamically manage micromobility safety issues.
Real-time information of regulations is displayed to the user on their phones as they ride via the app or the operator’s front-end, depending on the type of vehicle they are riding, the automatically detected infrastructure type, and the geofenced restrictions introduced in the dashboard. Anonymised data of incompliances is collected and sent to the dashboard, where statistics are built up. Additionally, alerts are sent to the dashboard if an accident occurs, using a black-box function.
Anonymised data on incompliances and accidents helps to build informed decisions about traffic management regulations, the use of public space and internal operational decisions in case of private operators.