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The City of Tampere: Pedestrian traffic safety

City of Tampere and TietoEVRY developed AI-IoT test solution for pedestrian traffic safety.

Arto Makkonen

Sales Director, Tieto

The challenge

Urbanization increases the number of people on the move in metropolitan areas. As road traffic increases, so does the risk of traffic accidents, especially at intersections. The risk of injury and death is especially high for pedestrians.​

The solution

The City of Tampere and TietoEVRY implemented a pilot solution to improve pedestrian traffic safety. The solution can automatically detect when a pedestrian is planning to cross the street at an intersection. Advanced AI, IoT and V2X communications enable alerting approaching cars. The system will help prevent accidents. In the future, the system can also serve autonomous vehicles.

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About the customer

Tampere is the third-largest city in Finland. Currently, there are about 235 000 inhabitants in Tampere, and close to half a million inhabitants in Tampere Region, which comprises Tampere and its neighbouring municipalities. The City of Tampere and Tieto pilot solution was a part of the Smart Tampere program project 6Aika CityIoT. 

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If a pedestrian intends to cross a street, advanced AI, IoT and V2X communications enable alerting approaching cars.

Improving pedestrian safety

If a pedestrian intends to cross a street, advanced AI, IoT and V2X communications enable alerting approaching cars.

In the future, the system can also serve autonomous vehicles.

Foundation for autonomous vehicles

In the future, the system can also serve autonomous vehicles.

Under ideal conditions, the system achieves 99% accuracy. Even at night accuracy was high (75%).

The results are promising

Under ideal conditions, the system achieves 99% accuracy. Even at night accuracy was high (75%).

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