Highways UK 2019 Starts in

6/7 November 2019, NEC, Birmingham

Safety category shortlist

01 Xonix

Camera based monitoring system with built-in artificial intelligence

What is your proposal?

The Xonix vision system (xVS) is a completely modular and scalable, small, lightweight camera and sensor system with built-in artificial intelligence. It can be used in a fixed position, in a vehicle or on a drone.

What does it do? 

The xVS can perform video analytics, automatic number plate recognition, classification, detection, tracking, facial recognition and monitoring. The built-in artificial intelligence can process images and sensor data autonomously in real-time to provide the exact data output that is required.

How does it meet the challenge?

The xVS can be programmed to measure, monitor and send alerts on, for instance, pollution levels and congestion, identify vehicles and their fuel types, monitor bus lanes, detect static vehicles, watch over maintenance areas, inspect infrastructure, identify tailgaters... the list goes on! The xVS can then feed this data into other systems, such as traffic lights, signage and enforcement systems to offer a fully intelligent infrastructure benefiting the key focus areas of safety, pollution, congestion and cost.

Chris Hatcher




02 See.Sense

Bike lights that monitor road surface quality

What is your proposal?

See.Sense creates award-winning bike lights which give cyclists more visibility on their ride, and cities more information on their roads. Technology inside the lights detects road surface quality and insights are shared with cities to improve safety, reduce congestion and pollution.

What does it do? 

See.Sense bike lights monitoring data can be used to predict degradation or pothole formation, for cost-effective repairs. The information gathered on cyclist journey and experiences also helps to efficiently design for safer cycling infrastructure, which helps address barriers to cycling.

How does it meet the challenge?

See.Sense provides a cost-efficient sensor network, giving cities an accurate and real-time view of how a previously invisible part of society travels. The patented technology can provide never-before-seen data at scale across a city, without the costs of infrastructure deployment. The road surface data collected cannot be collected via use of an app alone. Cities can use the insights generated to map road conditions, the flow of cyclists and potential collision areas, thereby focusing investment to where it is most needed to improve public safety.

Irene McAleese




03 Crypta Labs

Making CAV communication secure from cyber attack

What is your proposal?

Cyber security vulnerabilities could slow the adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) due to consumer safety concerns. Crypta Labs' proposal is to embed its quantum seeded encryption technology to provide an all-encompassing system to secure CAV communication.

What does it do? 

Automotive components and systems are becoming increasingly connected and digital in nature which has increased the risk of malicious interference with individual components, entire cars and the overall vehicle infrastructure. Crypta Labs provides small light weight devices which can be easily integrated into vehicles. Its solution is a software and hardware integration of its quantum random number generator technology, which replaces the current use of pseudo random number generators.

How does it meet the challenge? 

Malicious cyber-attacks could result in a third party controlling vehicle acceleration and braking or the disorientation of a connected vehicle by disassociating its environment. By securing CAV communication, Crypta Labs improves the safety of road users. The technology protects CAVs from current cyber-attack methods and is future proof. 

Justin Roberts




04 Wearable Technologies Ltd (WTL)

Clothing that monitors and helps reduce highway workers' exposure to risk

What is your proposal?

WTL embeds washable electronic networks into industrial PPE jackets and vests, enabling sensor information from a wide choice of devices to be aggregated onto one central control dashboard for real-time alerts and collation of long-term occupational health data. In so doing it enables earlier decision making and better identification of issues to reduce highway workers' exposure to risk.

What does it do? 

By combining wearable technology, smart devices and IoT technology, WTL's Connected Worker Platform provides:

o globally accessible real-time safety monitoring and alerting (to each worker, their co-workers, central control room)

o direct capture and analysis of incident data and long-term occupational health data

o improved worker safety & wellbeing; reduced H&S risk

How does it meet the challenge?

WTL's real-time capture of safety data provides unrivalled insight into the H&S risks facing highway workers. In addition to the data capture and intuitive dashboard, the system provides alerts, compliance reports and it analytics functionality supports incident tracking, investigation, predictive analysis and training insights

Trevor Inglis, Paul Holroyd, Shardae Harris




05 Carnell

Overhead hazard alert system

What is your proposal?

OverheadSafe is a personal hazard alert system which provides an enhancement to current GS6 guidance, to avoid the hazards associated with overhead site risks including power lines and bridges. The automated visible warning provides a safety net for site teams especially during hours of darkness, where blue cones and goalposts have not been noticed.

What does it do?

OverheadSafe provides a clear and visible alert to the presence of an overhead hazard. The smart PPE vest with integrated LEDs continuously flashes whilst in the proximity of a blue cone. The cone is connected to our back-office solution, passing various data items related to activities and risks monitored on site.

How does it meet the challenge?

This innovation gives road workers peace of mind when operating around overhead cables and other structures. OverheadSafe uses GSM connectivity along with GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope sensors, with the data uploaded to the cloud. Using AI, we will provide invaluable insights into people's working behaviour which will inform better working processes and procedures.

Dave Goldsby




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