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This vibrating bike senses obstacles before you do

Researchers in the Netherlands are working on a bicycle that senses the traffic around you and vibrates when there are obstacles. It's made particularly with seniors in mind.
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Imagine riding a bike that senses the traffic around you and vibrates when there are obstacles. In the Netherlands, where cycling is a major form of transportation for people of all ages, there's a real push to try and find a practical solution for the increasing number of bicycle accidents, particularly among seniors. Research scientist Maurice Kwakkernaat explains the tech and specs of a new vibrating bike prototype he's working on.

Check out this video of the bike in action from Reuters.


 

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