New technology designed to reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists is to be installed on buses across Bristol. The device, known as CycleEye, alerts bus drivers that a cyclist is close.The Bristol-designed system, thought to be unique in the UK, has already been trialled in the city.
It will now be added to a further five buses. Bristol City Council is paying for the devices. The move comes after a number of high profile incidents in the city involving buses and cyclists.
The sensor system has been designed and developed by Bristol- based Fusion Processing. The company, based in Bristol’s Engine Shed, has been working on the project for several years.
Fitted to the side of a bus the CycleEye device uses radar and camera sensors to identify cyclists. When a cyclist is too close the device sends an alarm to the driver, warning them to take extra precautions. It works night and day and in all weathers. … (read more)