Radar sensor for cyclists keeps tabs on dangerous traffic from behind

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Cyclists are always advised to keep a clear distance from motorized traffic whenever they can to reduce the chances of collision, but it's difficult to know when cars from behind are in danger of coming too close. While Japan's Safety Sight app already warns drivers if they're heading too quickly towards another vehicle, a new device called Backtracker now aims to save cyclists' lives by letting them know of dangerous traffic coming from behind. Developed by South Africa-based radar and computer vision company iKubu, the system comes in two parts — a front unit and a back unit. The back…

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