According to statistics, half of the cyclists who died on European roads were the result of car accidents.
Swedish companies Volvo, POC and Ericsson are preparing to unveil a concept design to prevent vehicle collisions with cyclists and motorcyclists. Thanks to this technology, two- and four-wheeled vehicles receive an accident warning. The new one is especially useful when road users cannot see each other due to difficulty, negligence, night time or getting into a blind spot.
According to statistics, half of the cyclists who die on European roads are the result of road accidents. In the United States, about 50 people are injured or killed each year in such accidents. Volvo is making a very serious effort to ensure that the brand's vehicles do not injure road users by 000, as the concept creates great opportunities.
The car itself warns the driver of the dangers by acting as a windshield. It receives information from the cyclist's helmet through a light sign, sound and vibration.
The innovation will be shown on the Volvo XC90 crossover. Its City Safety system is initially capable of recognizing vehicles on the road, pedestrians, cyclists and therefore requires follow-up assistance. The system constantly monitors all road users and, in the event of an accident, issues a preliminary signal: on the windshield and on the bicycle helmet. The concept will be shown live in early January at the CES Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Thus, the Swedes note the importance of partnerships between manufacturers of cars, sports equipment and telecommunications technology. Obviously, this is not the last joint venture between Volvo, POC and Ericsson.
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