Jaguar Cars Will Tap You On The Shoulder To Alert You To Nearby Cyclists

Cyclists and drivers ought to co-exist on the roads, but sometimes it's problematic, given that one can't always see the other coming. Jaguar is looking to use its considerable smarts to save the lives of cyclists on the road with a new system called Bike Sense that will "tap" drivers on the shoulder when there's a cyclist manoeuvring around the vehicle.

Here's how it works: if your fancy Jaguar's sensors spots a cyclist behind you, it tracks that object as it moves towards you. When it's in your blind spot the car seat vibrates at your shoulder and makes a noise like a bike bell to alert you.

On top of that, the Jag will prevent you from accelerating into cyclists you can't see at crossings by vibrating the accelerator when its front sensors detect a bike.

And finally, the Jaguar will flash a light on the door frame and vibrate the handle if it senses you're about to open your door on a cyclist.

No word on when this technology will make it to cars, but hopefully it's soon.



    Actually all the research I've seen says that cyclists and drivers shouldn't co-exist on the same road, but since they do I guess this might help.

    So one cyclist in front of you and one next to you and your stuffed. Can't move and can't get out your the car.
    No thanks. Jaguars are off my shopping list.

    So pretty much it'll just vibrate at every set of traffic lights in the city.

    All vehicular accoutrements for dealing with cyclists have already been conceptualised in the Mad Max movies. At least, they'd be the only ones I'd be willing to try.

    I want one of those for my bike - that tells me when a vehicle is getting too close.

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