“Smart bike” focuses on safety
The Boston Globe - 02/16/2014
It sounds like a picture straight out of the Jetsons: A bicycle that communicates with its rider, sends messages to surrounding drivers, and can serve as a black box in the unfortunate event of a collision.
But for four mechanical engineering students at Northeastern University, that future isn’t too far away.
They’ve created a “smart bike” — officially known as the Interactive Bicyclist Accident Prevention System — and though it’s still a ways off from appearing on the market, the students are hopeful that their system might be a game-changer when it comes bicyclist safety.