Saferider system in use on a motorbike
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Motorbike safety device Saferider warns of hazards

Motorbikes could soon have detection and other safety features more usually found on cars.

Research is testing ways to put these systems on motorbikes and how to alert riders to dangers on the road.

The Saferider system includes warnings about speed limits, the tightness of road bends and information to avoid collisions.

Riders can also send SOS messages from a touch screen device installed between the handlebars.

Video provided by engineering consultancy Mira on behalf of Saferider.

  • 25 Jan 2011
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