Connected cycle light wins smart city award

An intelligent cycle light that can show city planners where best to invest money in cycling infrastructure and the sites of potential potholes, has won a £15,000 prize.

See.Sense has been crowned the winner of the BT Infinity Lab SME Awards 2016 – run in partnership with the Cabinet Office, MK:Smart and TechHub – for its ICON light.

The technology company has been given the prize money and six months membership to TechHub after judges decided it had the greatest potential to make cycling and cities safer in the future.

ICON contains sensors which collects data about any crashes, near miss-events, road surfaces and light levels. This information can then be used by city planners to create better cycling infrastructure and smart cities.

Matt Hancock, minister for the Cabinet Office, said: ‘Being a smarter government is about…

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