The SmartCross app interfaces with traffic signal systems that control traffic lights and receives information about the pedestrian signal.
Sending signals between the pedestrian’s phone and the nearest traffic signal box, the app sends an alert to notify pedestrians when they have the signal to cross. For enhanced safety, the application provides audio, visual and haptic (typically vibration) feedback to the user, so pedestrians approaching a crosswalk with their heads down will know to stop at the curb. Savari enhances information across several platforms through its backend cloud solution that takes in and distributes predictive safety messages to all traffic sensors: people, cars and infrastructure (i.e. traffic lights).
The app was developed in collaboration with the U.S. department of transportation (USDOT) and is going into beta testing. The app will soon be available on Google Play and Apple Store.