by Sym Roe, Emily Christy, Matthew Applegate, Kevin Fong
BikeAlert was awarded Design at Power of Minds Hack!
Sporty and versatile, intuitive, personality, stand-out, confident, aerodynamic
Each year over 40% of the many cycling accidents (many fatal) can be attributed to a single problem - a large vehicle turning left and being unaware of a cyclist in their blind spot.
BikeAlert aims to solve this problem.
Each bike would be fitted with a tiny transmitter uniquely encoded to only interact with the BikeAlert receivers. The receiver (in the vehicle) can see the signal and knows a bike is is very close and potentially in a dangerous position.
Sensors take over for further positional data along with integration with on board speakers for further positional information which crucially is not distracting for the driver. The receiver would also tie in with road accident data to provide simple but vital warnings to the driver.