ISS is among the winners of the all-Russian competition “Smart.Evolution”
The intelligent system of the light accompaniment of pedestrians on unregulated crosswalks SecurOS Soffit became the silver prizewinner of the competition “Smart.Evolution” in the nomination “Smart.Business”.
On March 25, 2020, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) announced an all-Russian competition to identify effective practices and anti-crisis solutions to current social and economic challenges “Smart.Evolution” to create a pool of tools to improve the quality and standard of living of the population. The finalists’ practices are recommended for study and distribution in the regions of Russia. “Smart.Evolution” received more than 540 applications divided into three main and two special categories from 70 Russian regions.
ISS, a participant of the priority project of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation “National champions”, presented the hardware and software complex SecurOS Soffit, the intelligent system of the light accompaniment of pedestrians to prevent unintentional collisions at unregulated crosswalks at night. Dynamic lighting continuously accompanies a pedestrian during his moving along and alerts the driver to the presence of a person on the roadway. Regardless of the pedestrian’s moving trajectory, the intelligent system tracks the pedestrian’s movement and provides lighting escort as soon as the person is on a zebra crossing.
SecurOS Soffit won the main nomination “Smart.Business”, which included practices that have been tested in our country to address significant social and economic challenges with measurable benefits from implementation and substantial potential for use in other regions of Russia.
“The terms of the competition did not involve the presentation of an idea or a prototype solution, but rather a demonstration of a finished product that has proven its effectiveness in “combat” situations”, commented Sergey Vlasenko, Head of the ISS Business Development Department. “To date, SecurOS Soffit is working successfully in Tver, Veliky Novgorod, Khanty-Mansiysk, and Almaty (Kazahstan). The prize won by SecurOS Soffit is a confirmation of relevance and the complex practical significance.”
When we analyze the causes of accidents in the centers of accidents, we always try to find the key cause. Often it is that the driver does not see the pedestrian, for example, due to insufficient lighting. But there are other reasons as well. If an accident occurs late at night, it is the loss of attention due to the fatigue of the driver. In order to eliminate this factor, a powerful stimulus is needed, for example, bright light.
SecurOS Soffit, operating in one of the accident hotspots in Veliky Novgorod, influences both factors, providing static illumination of a crosswalk and dynamic illumination of the pedestrian itself.
The project was implemented in a pilot mode. Success criteria included a reduction in the number of driving regulations violations related to the priority not given to pedestrians in the dark, since each such violation is a potential accident, and a pedestrian’s waiting time for crossing in high traffic conditions. We have had a positive result on these indicators.
“SecurOS Soffit was developed to support the implementation of the national project “Safe and High-Quality Roads”. The results of the complex operation at pedestrian crossings prove its high potential. We are confident that SecurOS Soffit will be an effective tool for reducing mortality and the number of injuries on the country’s roads”, commented Sergey Vlasenko.
About the competition
The all-Russian competition «Smart.Evolution» is organized by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and is focused on creating a portfolio of practical solutions to Russia’s current challenges to improve the quality of life, the environmental situation, etc. The jury included members of the ASI Expert Council and the ASI Smart Council working group, representatives of executive authorities, federal agencies, development institutions, and mass media.
The award ceremony will take place in September in Sochi at the ASI forum «Strong Ideas for the New Time». The winners of all nominations will receive expert and organizational support from ASI. The agency plans to promote and accompany practices that can be distributed as ready projects with a system effect for the region or country.