System lets cyclists know where they can park
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The Dutch are often sources of cycling innovation — we have seen a bike hitch-hiking scheme developed for Amsterdam tourists. A new monitoring system wants to help cyclists find increasingly rare bicycle parking spaces in Utrecht. Lumiguide use two simple cameras to monitor bike parks. The stereoscopic images feed into software that’s capable of recognizing whether or not a space is occupied by a bike. Real-time information is then sent to roadside or entrance monitors, letting cyclists know if there is free space available before they enter a bike park — it will also guide them towards free spots. The…
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