Jaguar recently unveiled Bike Sense, an experimental technology that alerts a driver of nearby bicycles and motorcycles in an effort to reduce accidents between cars and two-wheeled vehicles. The system uses sensors to identify nearby bikes or motorcycles, and warns the driver with a variety of cues including lights, a bicycle bell sound, and vibrations in the car’s pedals. It also works to reduce “dooring” accidents by flashing a warning light and sending a vibration through the interior door handle if a passenger tries to open the door when a bike is approaching. There’s no word on when the technology might be available in production vehicles.
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