Warning About 'Imminent Crash' Given Out by Cycle Helmets

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on  January 8, 2015 at 8:43 PM Lifestyle News
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A new prototype helmet has been developed for cyclists that can warn them about an "imminent crash". The helmet, developed by Volvo, warns a vehicle when it goes too close to a cyclist. The helmet also lets them know if they are in a vehicle's blind spot so they can take action to avoid a collision, the BBC reported.
 Warning About 'Imminent Crash' Given Out by Cycle Helmets
Warning About 'Imminent Crash' Given Out by Cycle Helmets

The helmet works with popular smartphone fitness monitoring apps that track the location and speed of a cyclist. This information was shared with any Volvo vehicles nearby that are equipped with the firm's City Safety system. This alerts drivers to the presence of a cyclist even if the rider was in a blind spot or when visibility is poor.

The smart pedals have also been unveiled at CES which have in-built sensors that spot when a bicycle has been nabbed and can report where it has been taken.

They are self-powered and can monitor what happens to the bike to which it was attached.

Source: ANI

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