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Smart bike lights able to report pothole data to councils

Councils can now access data on current and potential potholes from cyclists using connected bike lights, enabling them to undertake proactive maintenance.

See.Sense has been working in conjunction with has been working with various organisation to demonstrate how the data could be used for early identification of potholes.

See.Sense has been working in conjunction with has been working with various organisation to demonstrate how the data could be used for early identification of potholes.

The lights from cycling tech and data company See.Sense use patented sensor technology and AI (Artificial Intelligence) to enable cyclists who have opted in to share anonymous real-time data on routes taken, road surface quality and information on accidents or near-miss events – also aiding with planning safer and smarter roads.

The new technology follows last year’s Highways England announcement that future connected cars could automatically report potholes to help other vehicles avoid them while enabling repairs to be scheduled.

RAC data shows the number of pothole-related breakdowns rose 11% last year as road conditions declined.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.