We want to contribute to modern and sustainable urban development by developing innovative traffic systems for a human centred society. We make this a reality by developing new technology with robust, effective, efficient and flexible solutions. We aim to favour public transport and emergency vehicles with a focus on people and their life in the city. We are convinced that a safe, secure and liveable city is created by innovative, long-term and sustainable technical solutions.
Larger cities, like Linköping, Malmö, Uppsala and Helsingborg in Sweden, have already embraced the active speed bump that is Actibump. However, it is not just suitable for larger cities.
Actibump is also beneficial for smaller cities, like Mjölby with about 13 500 inhabitants. They are currently installing two Actibumps on a road with heavy traffic and a larger traffic flow, at a pedestrian and cyclist crossing.
Their initial plan was to build a grade separation with a pedestrian tunnel. Since they never got enough funds to build it, they have now decided to use the funds they do have to install Actibumps instead. Thus creating a safe crossing point for vulnerable road users and beating both Stockholm and Gothenburg to implement this innovative technology.
If you understand Swedish (or the Google translated version) you can read more in Vimmerby tidning.
Image: Sune Johansson
The roll-out of Actibump system continues in Australia.
In January 2018 Curtin University installed four active speed bumps called Actibump at the University's campus in Perth, Western Australia. The goal was to reduce the number of speeding drivers, particularly on semester week days when there are a lot of pedestrians and vehicles on campus. Mr Graham Arndt, Director of Operations and Maintenance at Curtin University, says:
- We have been extremely impressed with the effectiveness of the Actibumps in reducing the number of speeding motorists along that section of road. The use of the smart speed bumps also provides a steadier flow of traffic, which makes it easier for pedestrians to judge the speed of the approaching vehicle, therefore making it safer to cross the road. Additionally, the units have been maintenance free and have operated continuously for a year without the need for any intervention.
Read the entire media release here.
Read the evaluation report here.
Safer traffic environment for pedestrians and cyclists with active speedbumps
- That’s the headline of the recent press release from Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration.
Their press release continues to say that In the future you can avoid uncomfortable speedbumps just by staying within the speed limit. Speeders, however, will not get away from it. The Swedish Transport Administration are now testing a new technology – Active speedbumps.
In other words, the Swedish Transport Administration has installed two Actibumps on an E-road, E65, in the city of Ystad in Sweden.
The installation is the first installation site of three intended to be installed as a test in the road network of the Swedish Transport Administration.
The test is, according to Trafikverket, a traffic safety test in the spirit of Vision Zero. Vision Zero is the vision that nobody should be killed or seriously injured on Swedish roads. Read the full press release and see their animation, in Swedish, here.
Information regarding the system is also available, in Swedish, on the homepage of the Swedish Transport Administration, which we have translated into English here.
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