As a bike lover’s paradise, there have been so many sports startups in the UK that are related to bikes. However, there is also great bike-related tech invented outside this country. Let’s check out the latest ones as follows.
Smart pedal detection and warning of potential accidents
A Philadelphia-based company called SafeSense, which aims to solve the company’s problem, came with an artificial intelligence alert system. This system will glow and vibrate smartly when there is a risk of an accident.
SafeSense uses the technology of the future to keep cyclists safe. The artificial intelligence system is equipped with tracking and object recognition technology. This technology allows the sensor to filter vehicles on the road and send alerts to drivers. Sensors understand what is at stake and warn accordingly.
The sensor also can learn the driver’s driving style and the environment in which they drive to make accurate alerts. In theory, each driver will receive a warning according to its requirements. SafeSense includes a feature called Smart Record. Thanks to this feature, all threats are recorded in the system. By watching videos from this system, drivers decide whether they are really a threat, and thus artificial intelligence works more effectively.
Bridgestone airless tires
Bridgestone non-inflated tires will be fitted to the bikes for service at the 2020 Olympics before they are put into commercial trucks.
The 200 bikes at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be equipped with airless tires. This is a new product of Bridgestone tire manufacturer with no inflatable gut design, instead of a series of rubber bars arranged in a circle that is resistant and resilient.
Outside is still the tire surface made of rubber with grooves and spikes to grip the road. Meanwhile, the wheels are smaller in diameter than conventional bicycle wheels. These special bikes will be used by 2020 Olympics staff and volunteers to move between work sites.
Compared with traditional tires, non-pneumatic tires have the advantage of not being punctured, steam pressure is not affected by temperature, less local wear, lighter tire weight. At the same time, thanks to the higher durability and better recycling ability, the tire is not slightly expected to help reduce the harmful effects of tires through the environment.