Can ‘bicycle-to-vehicle’ communication help make cycling safer?

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This article pairs with the previous article about Ford helping cities “take back the streets”:  http://apcompletestreets.org/fords-mobility-service-platform-will-help-cities-take-back-their-streets

Trek Bicycles and Tome Software working with Ford to alert drivers when cyclists are nearby

“We hear a lot about “vehicle-to-vehicle” (V2V) communication and “vehicle-to-everything” (V2X) communication. Cars with the right software can use cellular technology or a high-speed, low-latency medium called dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) to communicate with each other. This effort to connect our cars to each other and the world around them is part of a broader initiative to pave the way for the mass deployment of autonomous vehicles. But what about vulnerable groups like pedestrians and bicyclists?

WHAT ABOUT VULNERABLE GROUPS LIKE PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS?

Tome has partnered with Trek Bicycle to create an AI-based bicycle-to-vehicle (B2V) communication system to help drivers get alerts to bicycles ahead in dangerous areas of the road. Unlike existing cycling products, they focus on giving driver alerts, which is sure to appeal to the cycling community.”

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https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16870614/ford-trek-tome-bicycle-to-vehicle-communication-ces-2018

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