This System Tracks the Position of Cyclists and Volvo Cars

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Dec 31, 2014
References: multivu & gizmag
Swedish automaker Volvo is collaborating with also-Swedish helmet manufacturer POC to develop a car-cyclist safety system. The system makes use of a smart helmet and a smartphone app.

To use the system, cyclists must be running a special smartphone app that is able to track their location in real time. Their location information is then routed to a cloud-based program alongside the locations of all the Volvo cars that are also part of the system.

If the software detects that a cyclist and a car are in danger of colliding, it will send an alert to both of them. The cyclist will be notified via a helmet-mounted warning light, while the driver will be alerted via their car's head-up display. Both parties will then be able to buy a few extra seconds to take evasive action and prevent an accident.