Indiana First To Test App For Cyclists That Will Signal Traffic Lights To Turn Green


Imagine a traffic light that knows you’re coming, acknowledges your presence and tries its best to turn green by the time you reach it. That’s exactly what the free GiveMeGreen! app does. Developed by wireless technology company Sensys Networks Inc., the app works by detecting cyclists as they approach the intersection, alerting the traffic signal like pressing a pedestrian cross button, so cyclists and pedestrians can cross the intersection quicker. The system will also include a 'bicycle-only" light at each intersection, which will confirm to them that they've been detected by the app. Indiana has a history of collisions between cyclists and motorists and pedestrians. Incident reports show that 1,758 collisions occurred in 2018, with 115 people killed and 1,378 injured.