7 April 2021

Crowded become LCRIG’s latest associate member

Crowded have become the latest company to join the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) as an associate member.

According to the company its products revolutionise the way we interact with our surroundings by increasing safety, experience and information through the implementation of new and intelligent technologies that provide unprecedented value to both clients and their visitors directly.

Through harnessing the power of the Internet of Things, 5G and other smart digital services, the company’s range of SaaS products and mobile applications can positively impact the built environment across the public and private sectors.  

The company was founded in 2015 by electronics and software developer Liam Wright. With over a decade of experience in system design and application within transport data services, Liam saw people movement and crowd behaviour analysis as an exciting new research field with a wealth of scalable commercial outlets across multiple areas of the public and private sectors, specifically in highways and towns and cities. 

In 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Crowded released CrowdedCROSS, a consumer-led solution that enables pedestrians to operate controlled crossings without touching the infrastructure, increasing safety during and after the pandemic, but also offering a level of equality and accessibility for those with disabilities as infrastructure is almost exclusively made for able bodies. The technology works by either a mobile application that speaks to the crossing, or by a simple proximity hand switch under the push button units. It also uses beacon technology to allow the local authority to push out campaigns to passing devices that are signed up to the CROSS app.  

Founder and Managing Director Liam Wright said: “We are delighted to be joining LCRIG as an associate member. Having observed the fantastic work done by LCRIG and their extensive partner network, it is our privilege to contribute toward their continued growth.”