In-ground LED lights warn cars of approaching cyclists

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Urban cyclists can take various precautions to ensure their safety on the road — everything from airbag helmets to wearing invisible glow-in-the-dark spray, but unfortunately they are often still at the mercy of drivers and road design. We have already seen a radar tracker, from South Africa, which lets cyclists know about dangerous traffic approaching from behind, and now, BikeScout is a smart detection system that uses flashing LED lights to warn cars about approaching bikes at a busy intersection in the Netherlands. BikeScout is currently being piloted near the Meerenakkerweg-Kasteellaan roundabout, in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. The road…

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