A new traffic light system which prioritises cyclists over motorists before they even arrive at a junction is set to undergo trials in three British cities.
The artificial intelligence (AI) technology will be tested in Wolverhampton, Coventry and Southampton with the aim to reduce the likelihood of accidents on busy roads.
The smart system, developed by Surrey-based Now Wireless, uses video cameras mounted on the lights to detect even a single cyclist approaching a busy junction.
These sensors will be synchronised with traffic signals and allow lights to turn green immediately for riders to pass through, the Times reported.
The technology can also be adapted for cycle-only signals, which give bikes priority over all other vehicles travelling in the same direction.
A new traffic light system which prioritises cyclists over motorists before they even arrive at a…
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