June 4th, 2014
An innovative device called the Cycle Eye has been trailed by Transport for London and aims to make bus and lorry drivers aware of cyclists near their vehicle.
The safety device was tested in London over a three day period, including rush-hour conditions, and identified cyclists 98.5% of the time which is an excellent success rate.
The Cycle Eye is attached to the side of the bus or lorry and then uses radar and camera sensors to identify when a cyclist or motorcyclist is in the “blind spot”. The clever invention is designed to ignore objects such as cars, bollards or railings and will sound an alarm in the drivers cab when a cyclist is identified.
This new technology has been developed at the University of Bristol’s innovation centre. Bristol is one of five universities currently helping start up companies access funding through the Setsquared partnership.
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