Smart Dublin and See.Sense, a winner of the Smart Dublin Cycle Challenge have partnered on an innovative project to use crowdsourced data from cyclists to help get more people on their bikes.
Data from the trial will be shared with the Smart Dublin initiative. This data will help the city identify and prioritise investments in cycling infrastructure and policies. This will allow cycling to integrate fully as an efficient and sustainable transport alternative to the car and provide the opportunity to significantly boost the number of cyclists across the city.
How to Participate
Applications for this trial are now closed. We have selected all 500 individuals, who are now using their City Trial ICON lights to gather information around the city. Thank you to all who applied.
How the trial works
The selected participants will be able to purchase a Smart Dublin branded ICON light at a heavily subsidised price of €20 (RRP €90).
Potential participants will be asked to complete a survey. There are 500 lights available for the trial. This survey is used to ensure that we have a good representative pool of cyclists across the city.
Please note these lights are specifically designed for the trial. They will only function when connected with an android phone running Android 5.0 or higher.
The lights can be collected from predefined collection points around the city.
The trial will run from the 19th of September through to December.
The anonymised and aggregated data collected during this time will be shared with your city.
The data collected will be used to help inform the city about the safety and infrastructure issues facing cyclists. This will in turn be used to help influence policy decisions regarding cycling.
The ICON is the only bike light in the world that reacts to your environment, making you more visible in riskier situations such as braking for roundabouts or busy intersections, or when approached by car headlights at night. It boasts 270 degree side visibility meaning you can be seen at greater angles. It also uses Bluetooth integration, allowing you the option to pair and control your lights with your phone, and avail of crash and theft alerts for peace of mind. All while maintaining an impressive 15 hour battery life in a small and lightweight package.
The See.Sense ICON intelligent and connected bicycle light, is designed and manufactured in Northern Ireland, and stocked with major retailers such as Chain Reaction Cycles and sold into more than 50 countries around the world. SeeSense has won a number of prestigious awards including the road.cc 'People's Choice Best Bike Gadget 2016/17' and have been featured in the London Design Museum's Cycle Revolution Exhibition and was the winner of the BT SME Award for Connected Cities.