29 Nov '13, 3pm

Should every truck should have this cyclist/ pedestrian detection system?

Should every truck should have this cyclist/ pedestrian detection system?

An appalling number of cyclists are killed by big trucks on either side of the Atlantic, mostly by turning and squishing cyclists in their blind spots. Taras Grescoe tweets that trucks were responsible for 9 of the 14 cyclist deaths this month. There are so many contributing factors, including lousy infrastructure, poor driver training, and cyclists not understanding how dangerous it is to be in that space beside a big truck, or HGV as they call them in the UK. Cycle Safety Shield from Safety Shield Systems on Vimeo . Safety Shield Systems has developed a new technology that scans all around the vehicle, identifying pedestrians and cyclists, that may cut the carnage. According to their website, CSS detects multiple cyclists and pedestrians and advises the driver of their position, this gives the driver a warning so even if there is a cyclist in their view there may also be...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/should-every-truck-should...

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