Buses Fitted With Intelligent Sensors To Alert Drivers When Cyclists Nearby

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)

Source: SouthWestBusiness.co.uk