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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 00:08 
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"WHAT DOES BIKE SENSE DO?

Sensors on the car will detect when another road user is approaching and identify it as bicycle or motorbike
It will then make the driver aware of the potential hazard before the driver sees it
instead of using a generic warning symbol or sound, which takes time for the driver’s brain to process, the system uses lights and sounds that the driver instinctively associates with bicycles
A bell will ring inside a car in the direction from which the bike in the blind-spot is heading
It will also ‘tap’ a driver on the right or left shoulder using a system that causes the seat cushion to expand and contract
Even the door handles of the car will ‘buzz’ the driver’s hand to prevent doors being opened into the path of bikes cycling alongside
And the accelerator pedal will vibrate if moving the car would cause an accident
It will also help spot motorcyclists with a separate motor bike horn warning"

I shudder to think how much this cost JLR to develop. Might have been cheaper to have set up dedicated road safety teams to go into schools and teach children about road safety,and blind spots on foot and on a cycle. Then contribute to a scheme on CBT schemes to teach bikers of the dangers of getting into vehicle blind spots. Or lessons to car drivers about the blind spots on vehicle types.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 23:39 
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botach wrote:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2916924/Will-Jaguar-save-lives-Firm-unveils-Bike-Sense-alerts-drivers-oncoming-cyclists-brakes-come-close.html

the system uses lights and sounds that the driver instinctively associates with bicycles



Swearing, a loud thump, lots more swearing then seeing stars after being dragged out of the car* and slapped repeatedly about the head?

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* Opening the door first is optional

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 00:05 
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It will then make the driver aware of the potential hazard before the driver sees it

personally, I see any cyclist on a cycle with wheels I'd associate with a cycle designed for an eight year old as not a potential , but as a VERY REAL hazard. There's one consolation - little chance of brain damage if you hit one- for starters, can I assume they have a brain, and secondly ,if they have, the one cell will be held inside a cave of solid bone.

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