Smart Crosswalk™ at Airport Departure Terminal Crossings
Landside airport pedestrian crossings are among the busiest pedestrian crossings in the world. With Smart Crosswalk in-roadway warning lights, automatic activation bollards and flashing LED signs, the hurried and distracted traveling public is given a safer crossing environment. Automatic activation bollards require no pedestrian action, making them the preferred activation method at airports.
Approaching motorists are equally distracted as they scan terminal sidewalks for their arriving travelers. Smart Crosswalk alerts them of pedestrian activity up to 400 feet in advance of the crosswalk, allowing them ample time to slow to a stop.
College, Hotel and Hospital Campuses
We design custom applications for use at campus & facility applications such as at colleges, universities, and hospital campus where various traffic crossings are subject to conflict between pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
These systems can be customized with any combination of in-pavement flashing lights, stand-alone active warning signs, or radar activated advance warning signs to enhance the safety of crossing pedestrians.
Our IRWL system alerts the motorist to the approach or presence of the pedestrian in these enclosed spaces. The system can be pedestrian activated with either automatic or manual activation devices.
In some cases, it is desirable for the IRWL or Warning Sign™ system to be activated by vehicular traffic. The system would then alert the pedestrian of an approaching vehicle.This feature is useful at locations where vehicles are leaving a garage with blind areas obscuring pedestrians approaching the exit. Other circumstances can be just the opposite where pedestrians are unaware of vehicle either inside the garage or exiting the facility can be dangerous.
Commercial and Industrial Facilities
The Smart Crosswalk™ system is particularly effective at commercial facilities during employee shift changes when a large number of pedestrian activity coupled with increased vehicular movement is present.
There are numerous applications for Smart Crosswalk in industrial facilities. For example, a mining company in New Mexico has a series of underground rail lines and needed to better regulate rail car speeds. They set up our Remote Activation Device (RAD) which uses infrared light beam technology to sense when a rail car passed. A flashing warning sign several hundred feet down the track then began flashing to alert the conductors of a dangerous section of track.
In Tyler, Texas is a most unusual system application where fork lifts carrying molten steel cross at a facility road. They set up an LED Active Warning™ stop sign system to alert approaching car/truck traffic as forklifts were approach.
Commonly, parking garages do to offer a high level of visibility of pedestrians entering and existing. Walking out of a elevator, coming through a doorway, or walking in front of a garage exit can unexpectedly expose the pedestrian to vehicle traffic. Smart Crosswalk gives more visibility and can be used at garage entrances and exits, interior walkways and modified for most vehicle lane delineation needs.