Improving Bicycle Safety Through Automated Real-Time Vehicle Detection
The manner in which people use bicycles has changed very little since their invention in 1817. In that time, though, roadways have become congested with a dramatically less environmentally friendly mode of transportation: automobiles. These vehicles and the motorists who drive them represent, at times, a serious threat to the safety of both road cycling enthusiasts and bicycle commuters alike. Since bikers typically ride with the flow of traffic, the most dangerous situation for them is when they are being passed by a motorist from behind.