Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that trials of detection software to enhance bus driver awareness of pedestrians and cyclists, will start later this month.
It is trialling two systems – ‘CycleEye’ from Fusion Processing Limited and ‘Cycle Safety Shield’ from Safety Shield Systems Limited. The former was trialled by First in Bristol earlier this year.
Four buses, two on Tower Transit-run route 25 (Oxford Street – Ilford, via Mile End) and two on Arriva London-operated route 73 (Victoria – Stoke Newington), will be fitted with the software as part of a six-week trial. TfL said both routes have been selected because of the high number of pedestrians and cyclists which use the respective lines of route.