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Introducing Sentient Streets

Indicates a signal currently distressed

Indicates a signal currently a bit down

Indicates a signal currently upbeat

Sentient Streets is a new network of connected pedestrian signals imbued with personality and emotion based on the real-time data of each intersection, which in turn determines how the signal interacts with pedestrians and cyclists passing by. Data sources include the number of people and cars using the intersection, the number of pedestrians jaywalking, as well as supplemental data including real-time weather, hyper-local news, and traffic incidents. Crunching all this real-time data, the system performs sentient analysis to compute a 'current' personality and mood for the signal. For example, while the signals are usually upbeat and attentive, too many jaywalkers will make them distressed and especially bad weather will tend to deflate their mood. The signals communicate their mood and useful information to help people be more safe and aware as they traverse the streets.

Intersection:
Broadway & Waverly
Current Mood:
Current Text Display:
Intersection:
Greenwich Ave & 8th St
Current Mood:
Attentively Upbeat
Current Text Display:
I’m happy to see you!
Intersection:
Delancey & Allen
Current Mood:
A Bit Down
Current Text Display:
No one want to use the cross walk anymore?
Intersection:
Broadway & Liberty
Current Mood:
A Bit Down
Current Text Display:
No one want to use the cross walk anymore?
Intersection:
4th Ave & 23rd St
Current Mood:
Distressed
Current Text Display:
Be safe! Look left, right and left again.
Intersection:
1st Ave & 10th St
Current Mood:
Happy
Current Text Display:
Little by little, you’ll travel far
Intersection:
Bedford & N 7th
Current Mood:
Happy
Current Text Display:
Little by little, you’ll travel far
Intersection:
1st Ave & 18th St
Current Mood:
A Bit Down
Current Text Display:
No one want to use the cross walk anymore?
Intersection:
Broadway & Worth
Current Mood:
Distressed
Current Text Display:
Come on! Keep those eyes on the road and off your cell phone!
Intersection:
Houston & Ave B
Current Mood:
Attentively Upbeat
Current Text Display:
I’m happy to see you!
Intersection:
5th Ave & 14th St
Current Mood:
Distressed
Current Text Display:
Be safe! Look left, right and left again.
Intersection:
Houston & 6th Ave
Current Mood:
Happy
Current Text Display:
Little by little, you’ll travel far