by Future Transport-News
14 Dec 2021
Terranet have announced the launch of BlincBike, a first-of-its-kind safety technology application for urban mobility.
BlincBike is a connected e-bike technology comprising a rear-view monitoring system that helps cyclists to avoid collisions and make smarter decisions on the roads by classifying the object, read the distance, and predict the intention of the object.
The product will fit into any e-bike to help bicyclists keep their eyes on the road while BlincBike monitors the hazardous events potentially occurring from behind the cyclist with a full capture rear view. The new class of a Rear-View monitoring system can detect, track and classify objects using AI-based computer vision, machine learning and deep neural networks. Its leading algorithms will be able to classify objects and discern the appropriate threat and risk level, empowering cyclists to make smart and safe decisions in time. In-motion recordings will capture critical traffic situations to assist in the insurance claims processes, as well as allow for easy social editing and sharing via the user’s smartphone.
“BlincBike is our first product to target micromobility, but we see a tremendous potential in providing safety products in the forsaken and rapidly expanding micromobility space. In the last four years, e-bikes were responsible for nearly 200,000 emergency room visits in the US. With our urban safety mission in mind, expanding into rapidly growing micromobility solutions is the logical next step for Terranet. We are thrilled to progress in using our unique technologies and continue advancing our mission of revolutionising urban roadway safety.”
This smart bicycle product will predict the movement of objects that are not visible to a cyclist and alert the user when there is anything that needs immediate attention. For example, 30% of bicycle crashes are caused by cars, with the rear end collisions being most common bicyclist-motorist collision type. With BlincBike, if a car suddenly approaches from behind, the cyclist will receive a warning on the rear view display mounted on the handlebars and/or through haptic feedback placed at the choice of the cyclist. This will allow the cyclist to avoid making any drastic turns that can cause a collision with the recognised object. A smart taillight will indicate the cyclist’s actions to the upcoming traffic: braking, moving or stopping.
The product will consist of two attachable and detachable parts, one rear view display placed on the handlebars, and one camera with rear light placed underneath the bike seat. The rear view display will ensure the cyclist gains crucial information about what is happening on the road behind in real time. BlincBike is therefore positioned to meet the needs of urban citizens, where 70% of all fatal bicycle accidents occur, with a growing number of fatalities year on year.
This article was originally published by Terranet AB.
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