Cyclists are not always easily visible and their speed is difficult to estimate and this sometimes takes drivers by surprise.
Cyclometers, fitness, and GPS tracking apps dedicated to cyclists have been around for years, yet most of them are missing a key feature: the safety of the cyclists.
More bicyclists are hitting the city’s roads than ever before. The city of Vancouver has been placing a grid of protected bike lanes through its very dense downtown, displacing parking and passing lanes to open up more spaces.
Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid car-bicycle collisions and injuries on roads. Transportation-related injuries are the second highest cause of serious injuries arriving at hospital emergency departments.
We are thrilled to introduce the BIKEAPPROACH, the only Software as a Service (SaaS) active safety application for bicycles using real-time RFID and GPS location services, integrated with the largest navigation companies in the world.
In places with poor visibility of approaching cyclists, the BIKEAPPROACH system increases traffic safety by giving timely warnings of cyclists crossing the road. The BIKEAPPROACH application sends signals to a vehicle driver about the cyclists on the road in a radius of 50 meters.
Via the Internet and an online Web application, local traffic control can view BIKEAPPROACH availability and traffic flow. This makes it a valuable management tool as well as making the city streets safer.