Tagged: road safety

Sober Steering – Drunk driving biosensor currently being tested in Canadian school buses

Sober Steering drunk driving biosensor

Drunk driving is a major issue for road safety and technology is hard at work trying to keep drunk drivers off the road. It becomes more of a concern for public transport vehicles and keeping this in mind a fleet of Canadian school buses have employed a sensor technology developed by Sober Steering, a Waterloo-based startup. This new kind of technology uses a touch-based biosensor which monitors the person driving the vehicle for any kind of alcohol consumption. The sensor is placed right on the steering wheel.
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Raksha SafeDrive, first road safety device for your car in India

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Indian start-up Elysis has developed what is touted as the country’s first smart road safety device, which is enabled by state-of-the-art technologies including, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and telecommunication. Dubbed Raksha SafeDrive, the device can fit on the dashboard of a car or bike and using GPS and other embedded technologies, track location, detect crash automatically, alert and notify for emergency care assistance and even improve driver behavior. Read More…

These 16 trendy accessories will keep cyclists safe on road

Shiva helmet

When you’re riding a cycle on street, you share the space with cars, motorbikes, trucks, buses, pedestrians and other cyclists of course. When you see the danger on road, you can avoid it, or at least manage to keep yourself safe by reacting in time. The real problem is when you cannot see the danger, that’s when you need cycling gear that can keep you safe from most potential dangers on road. So, if you’re a daredevil rider, or a safety first kinda cyclists, here are sixteen trendy bike accessories to keep you safe while riding. Read More…

13-year old invents a device to detect drivers under the influence of drugs

krishna reddy device
People driving on the roads under the influence of drugs or alcohol are the major reason for road accidents and fatalities all around the world. Surely, there are breathalyzers which are capable of detecting the consumption of alcohol, but they are rendered useless if he person is under the influence of some drug or chemical. 13-year-old Krishna Reddy from Wichita Falls, Texas wants to plug this loophole with an invention.
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POC cycling vest uses printable active lights to enhance rider visibility

POC Lightvest with Light Flex active light technology

With alarming number of cyclists taking to the roads, night safety of riders remains a prime concern. While projects such as Lumos Bicycle Helmet and LED Globe Gloves are proposing safety alternatives for cyclists – Swedish company POC’s team called POC Aid is teaming up with Light Flex Technology to deliver a more active approach to cyclists’ safety. POC wants to use Light Flex’s printed active light technology in its new cycling apparels – the technology currently being integrated in wearables for athletes and sportspersons. Read More…

Lumos Bicycle Helmet with signal lights will keep you safe on the road

Lumos Bicycle helmet

Safety for cyclists on the road is important, since major percentage of road fatalities around the globe occur with bike riders. Commuting on busy city streets comes with its own set of dangers for bike riders, so it is wise to employ every possible safety measure, especially in the dark hours. Bottom line is, you need to be seen clearly on the road by other motorists to avert any accidents.

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The Safety Truck by Samsung Argentina is determined to provide road safety

Safety Truck

Korean based multi-national company Samsung has shaped “The Safety Truck”,  an unconventional and idiosyncratic truck to provide maximum road safety. The idea was induced by the shocking statistics of road accidents happening every hour in Argentina. According to Samsung, every hour a person dies in Argentina due to accidents and out of all, 80 percent of them happens on the roads mostly while taking pass.
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AlcoStop – Sensor embedded gadget that restricts drunk driving completely!

Alcostop

Drunk is the main cause for accidents worldwide and although there are breathalyzers to detect and prevent drunk driving, people find a way around this checkpoint, and law enforcement cannot check most of the drunk driving instances on a whole. A team of eight students from Mexico’s Institute of Technology of Cintalapa have a vision to eliminate drunk driving completely as they have developed AlcoStop prototype device. These five students include three students of renewable energy and five from computer engineering at the Institute of Technology of Cintalapa.
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Nand Logic Helmet: Not just smart, but an intelligent head-gear

Nand Logic's Smart Helmet

A prototype smart helmet made an appearance at CES 2015 and the designer, Nand Logic, is looking to launch a fund raising campaign on Kickstarter for the production of more units. The uniqueness of this smart helmet is characterized by inclusion of almost every possible, portable technology including telecommunication functions. It has got an onboard multicore SoC that runs various electronics like integrated accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, Bluetooth and GPS module, along with temperature and humidity sensors. Read More…

Bike Sense: Jaguar’s latest in-car warning system to increase road safety

Bike Sense System by Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover, British car manufacturer is working on a Bike Sense System to increase the on-road safety and reduce the number of accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle riders. The in-car warning system will use sensors to warn the drivers of unseen dangers such as detecting the movement of cyclists and pedestrians in a vehicle’s blind spots. The system will use number of different ways in order to caution the driver inside his own car such as playing the sound of a motorcycle horn or a bicycle bell, flash of light or using headrests that will tap on the shoulder of the driver.
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