Bicycle light trial – Light Insights Trial (LiT)

The TAC is collaborating with Deakin University, See.Sense and the iMOVE CRC to run an Australia-first trial using See.Sense’s smart bike light technology. The technology will let cyclists who participate in the trial share insights which will go towards understanding how they ride and what impacts their safety. If the trial is successful then the insights could be used to help inform future policy planning and infrastructure improvements for cyclists.

About the trial:

The Light Insights Trial (LiT) will invite 1,000 Victorian bike riders to participate over 12 months. Each participant will receive one of See.Sense’s ACE smart bike lights.  When cyclists are out riding the lights will enable them to share data that will offer the research team insights. The technology allows cyclists to share:

  • Cyclist crash events – including mapping collision and close pass hotspots
  • Abrupt Accelerations or Decelerations
  • Swerving
  • Road Surface Roughness
  • Average and Instantaneous Speeds
  • Dwell time
  • Origin-Destination and key routes/gateways
  • Cyclist feedback

About the technology:

The technology being used is a smart bike light developed by See.Sense. This light is a world-leading technology for cyclists that has been trialled in multiple cities including Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford and Antwerp. As well as capturing ride data the lights provide an added layer of safety by reacting to its environment, flashing brighter and faster at riskier moments such as roundabouts, road junctions, filtering through traffic or approaching car headlights.

Project partners and more information about the trial:

Expressions of interest for the bicycle trial have now closed.