Blinkers

About This Project

Bicycle usage is increasing worldwide, especially in urban areas. In fact, the bicycle is already the prime means of transportation for more than 40 million EU citizens.

 

However, cyclists remain the most vulnerable road users. Statistics clearly show that more than 55% of accidents involving cyclists occur at crossroads, junctions and roundabouts in urban areas. Currently bicycle users lack appropriate technical equipment to keep them safe in such common traffic situations.

 

Blinkers is the first holistic system incorporating lights and smart sensors to ensure complete visibility and predictability of cyclists. Such integration stands out when compared to other safety-related cycling accessories by truly improving visibility and predictability of bicycle riders in any situation and from all angles of vision. Thus, three fundamental problems cyclists face in urban environments are solved. Firstly, cyclists can clearly indicate when changing directions. Secondly, they can seamless signal when braking. And thirdly, they can denote clearly a safe space around them.

Topic
IT- Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility
Year

2017

Cutoff

November

Beneficiaries

Coordinator

Velohub AG

Country

Switzerland