In Denmark, electronic tag gives cyclists traffic priority

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In most cities where cycle lanes are still a rarity, drivers and cyclists often find it difficult to share the road harmoniously. That's why we're seeing sonar devices that keep cars at a safe distance, and apps that enable communication between the two parties. Now a pilot scheme created by Denmark-based Id-Advice enables cyclists to gain traffic priority. Funded by the local government in Aarhus, the scheme sees Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags fitted onto bikes. These tags alert the upcoming set of traffic lights to change in favor of the bikes, allowing cyclists to safely pass through junctions more…

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