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SmartStreets - Leveraging Technology

SmartStreets Scheme envisions movement that is underpinned by advanced communication systems. V2X Technology encompasses communications that allow interactions at real-time speeds. The data from this technology will empower an unparalleled understanding of how and when we travel - allowing our streets to flex between vehicle use and pedestrian zones depending on the populations' demands.

SmartStreets - Systems Overview

SmartStreets proposes a system where our roads constantly evolve and change. The devices will be able to adapt their routes to different scenarios before the vehicle has arrived at the location, reducing congestion created by roadworks, accidents, and events. When demand for vehicle space increases, roads can be opened and routes can be optimised. On the contrary, when there is little demand for vehicles, the streets can evolve into pedestrian zones transforming our cities and aligning them with how we want to live.

SmartStreets - Mirror Hardware

Understanding and integrating the hardware required for tasks of this nature was a challenge considering the dimensions of the mirror. The device is equipped with both V2X chipsets and Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) CPU's allowing for the most reliable 'line of sight' and long-range communication. There are 4 GNSS antenna fitted, ensuring that the widest degree of connection can be achieved at all times.

SmartStreets - Inclusive Connections

The connection element at the rear has been designed to attach to all types of vehicles. The design incorporates a locking ball and socket mechanism which can be loosened or tightened.

SmartStreets - User Interaction And Visual Feedback

The mirror seamlessly links to the users' navigation device, whether that be through the vehicles navigation system or the users' smartphone. Once connected, the device bypasses the driver and automatically updates and changes the routing of the vehicle. This is relayed back to the driver through subtle colour changes in the display. This has been specifically designed to be picked up by the drivers' peripherals, ensuring that the feedback is noticeable but does not detract from the task of driving.

Campbell Castagna

I am am an energetic creator driven by a desire to evoke change.

As a student of industrial design, I have been taught how to create well refined and attractive outcomes to a variety of broad, human-centred issues. I have a passion for creation. But in order to create, we must understand the details and intricacies of who we are creating for. Spending time living in different societies has allowed me to realise and appreciate individuality and how this needs to not only be considered but brought to the forefront of our design process. I am fascinated by understanding different social dynamics and how, as designers, we can play a role in developing the spaces we move in and the products we use.

Final year project

SmartStreets - Rethinking Traffic Systems in The Urban Environment


2020 Diploma of International Studies
2021 Design School Nominee - RSA Student Awards

Work Experience

Automotive Design | People in Transit | TU Delft, Netherlands.

August 2019 - February 2020.

Design Intern | Studio Stallinga | Amsterdam, Netherlands.

February 2020 - August 2020.