Viscando Supports Stockholm Urban Development

The City of Stockholm is working in a project called “Levande Stockholm”, with the ambition to make the city more and enjoyable and pedestrian-friendly with a modified design of the traffic environment. This by expanding the space for pedestrians while making the place more pleasant and accessible. A total of 20 places in Stockholm city where temporary re-designed during summer 2018 and one of them is Norrtullsgatan. Although the changes are not permanent, there are planes to do so. But first they asked Viscando to investigate how the new layout worked out in practice.  

Important parts that the road authorities and City of Stockholm would investigate

  • How do pedestrians and cyclists move through the remodeled location?
  • How well does it work with cycle track in the middle of the street?
  • What happens when cyclists reach the intersection between Norrtullsgatan and Surbrunnsgatan?
  • How does the interaction with motor vehicles work in the intersection?

Viscandos analysis

Through Viscando's unique solution, based on 3D and Artificial Intelligence (AI), all motion patterns throughout the area have been mapped. This gives a visual and comprehensive picture of the traffic, movement, flow and speed. The images show parts of the result.

  • The majority of cyclists and pedestrians tend to be on the group-designated surface.
  • The yellow ellipses, however, show a relatively strong tendency for both pedestrians and cyclists to cross the area.
  • Analysis and visualization of cyclists' speed shows that cyclists lower their speed as they approach the intersection with Surbrunnsgatan

Stockholm City Conclusions

The traffic office has recently received the results of Viscando's measurements and analyzes. This gives the city much better opportunity to improve and optimize the design before it is permanent. Conclusions from the Traffic Office and Theodor Bratt are:

  • We have come to the conclusion that the current that crosses the site over is a stronger and clearer current than expected. We knew that many took the street as a road across the surface but it was unexpectedly big and clear. Therefore, we will consider how we best solve the passage in the final design and, above all, how to solve the crossing with the cycle path (if there is now a cycle path)
  • The interaction of cyclists still seems to work relatively well at low speeds
  • We should change the furniture of the site to allow a freer movement pattern. During the period, there have been relatively many furniture, which creates limited areas of movement. It is also clear that the tree's location creates narrow passages for pedestrians along the walkways.


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Viscando wins innovation award!

We are humbled and honoured to to be the winners of the Inission Innovation Award 2018. With two great co-competitors in TADA Medical and UniqueSec we couldn't be sure of a win until the jury actually announced their decision on the main stage of S.E.E. - Scandinavian Electronics Event in Stockholm. The jury's motivation to choose our innovation Smarter intersection management with 3D and AI as the winner:


This years' winner has developed a product with a high feasibility and great market potential. A smart and self-learning solution that contributes to effcient infrastructure and, therefore, more sustainable cities.


The price sum of 1 250 000 SEK will be used to develop and improve our products. We are grateful to Inission, Prevas and the jury to help us to develop and to benefit the society.


About the innovation
Our innovation took its starting point in a simple observation: all too often it happens that you as a car driver find you standing still at a red light, although the rest of the intersection is empty. Why? The reason is often that the traffic sensor is broken or that a pedestrian or bicyclist pressed the button for green but crossed the street when there were no approaching vehicles. The consequences of such deficiencies are waiting times, unnecessary pollution and irritated road users.


For Smart Cities, we have a solution - an intelligent and maintenance free sensor technology, that detects vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Our technology learns the traffic patterns at each intersection and automatically adapts the traffic control accordingly. Smarter intersection managment with 3D and AI" leads to effcient transports and thereby to more sustainable cities.


About Viscando
Viscando develops and markets intelligent sensors for traffic management, visitor counting and transport logistics. Our customer are smart cities, shopping streets and companies, each of them having the aim to understand and optimize the flow of people and vehicles. In Sweden we offer the whole chaing from planning, measurements and detailed analysis. We provide our customers with knowledge for decisions and actions. A growing part of our sales come from export to other European countries, where we work with carefully chosen partner companies.

Our sensors are based on advanced 3D-technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and our log experience from military product development. The core technolgy is the same as the human and predator vision system. Evolution itself and independent performance tests of our equipment clearly show that this technology is the right choice for demanding outdoor situations.


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