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A smart speed bump for traffic roads

Country of origin:
Country: 
NORTH MACEDONIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOMK20191104001
Published
04/11/2019
Last update
12/11/2019
Expiration date
12/11/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Traffic Engineering / Control Systems
Motor vehicles, transportation equipment and parts
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Summary

Summary: 
A Macedonian engineering company has developed a smart speed bump for remote operation and configuration that significantly improves the driving experience. The bump is activated only when driving speed is above the set limit, thus resulting in considerable reduction of noise, potential damages and injuries, fuel consumption and air pollution. Partners for license agreement are sought.

Description

Description: 

Traditional speed bumps have been the main tool used by the traffic engineers for limiting the driving speed, particularly in the vulnerable traffic areas. Although somewhat efficient, they raise considerable safety and cost-related issues, including potential injuries of the passengers, adverse effects on the buses and damages to the overpassing vehicles. Additionally, the traditional speed bumps force vehicles to repeatedly slow down and speed up, which almost doubles the amount of the exhaust gasses and have high impact on the fuel consumption.

To address these challenges, the Macedonian engineering company has developed a speed bump that combines electronics and software for securing high level of responsiveness and height adaption, depending on the driving speed. When the driving speed is above the set limits, the bump acts as a traditional speed bump, whereas for the compliant drivers the bump is on the road level, thus improving the overall driving experience. The solution is composed of a set of integrated sensors used for measuring of the driving speed and a microcontroller used for running a software that regulates the bump’s responsiveness and provides valuable data sets. The software can also offer a variety of advanced features, including possibility for dynamic settings in line to specific traffic needs (e.g. different speed limits during day and night). As such, the solution encourages more controlled and consistent driving speeds, enables smoother driving, and improves the overall environmental footprint in the concerned traffic areas.

The company is looking for industrial partners (manufacturers of traffic safety equipment) who will manufacture the product under license agreement. The Macedonian company expects to increase its base of international clients and to improve its brand recognition, whereas the potential partners would benefit from improved customer satisfaction and higher financial gains.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- Increased scope of usability: for instance, the bump can be used more frequently alongside the bus routes, providing smoother and safer driving experience. - Improved environmental footprint: the solution reduced the level of noise, fuel consumption and air pollution as the bump is activated only for the fast drivers that represent less than 2% of the drivers. - Allows remote operation and configuration: intelligent speed bumps offer remote administration and configuration, all types of statistics, big data and other advanced features.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Prototype available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Type of partner sought: - Manufacturers of traffic safety equipment (including traffic signs, signalisation, street equipment, and similar). Role of partner sought: The manufacturers of similar products should be willing to license in the proposed solution with the Macedonian company providing the technical support whenever needed. Tasks to be performed: The producers of traffic safety equipment should be willing to introduce the solution into their existing portfolio and engage in its production under license. The Macedonian company will provide necessary technical support whenever needed.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250