Cohda Wireless has been selected by Bercman Technologies to provide the V2X hardware and software for its newly launched Smart Pedestrian Crosswalk solution.  The system comprises high-tech electronic signage positioned at either side of pedestrian crosswalks to alert pedestrians and other road-users to danger.

Bercman Technologies is an Estonian company dedicated to developing Smart City, Smart Road and Mobility-related innovative products and services for ITS and C-ITS applications.  The Smart Pedestrian Crosswalk was created by Bercman Technologies to address the large number of road-accident fatalities involving pedestrian crosswalks.  In Europe alone, more than a quarter of road-accident fatalities (approximately 24,000) involve pedestrians or cyclists.

The system also uses sensor fusion to predict accidents, using software based on artificial intelligence.  The design complies with all requirements concerning roadside Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) applications.