First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone's airless tyres use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Military vehicles and ATVs have been some of the first vehicles to adopt the unorthodox design, but Bridgestone will soon be making a version of its airless tyres for use on bicycles.
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It's usually easy for our human brains to predict how any given car, pedestrian or cyclist is going to act, but computers must be programmed to "understand" all of our varying behaviours on the road. The latest thing perplexing Google's self-driving cars (and thereby entertaining us)? A simple track stand, according to Washington Post's Matt McFarland.
Cyclists in Budapest, Hungary, can be as insane as in the rest of the world. Or even a bit more, judging from this video in which two guys -- one from New York, truth be told -- risk their lives going through the thin trenches crated by running trams.
A few years ago, I bought a bright orange city bike, which I chose because it allowed me to sit up as I rode. A few times a week, I wear my regular clothes -- mostly dresses -- to go to meetings, run errands or ride on the bike path by my house. I don't own any padded shorts. What would you call me?
Perhaps throwing a cyclists' yellow card on cars obstructing the bicycle lane would've been a less aggressive way to go about his complaint, but then we wouldn't get to see this cyclist, Casey Neistat, make such a fool of himself.
Those traffic loop sensors embedded at stop lights to detect the presence of a car have always provided fodder for vehicular snake oil vendors: I've seen products promising to eliminate red lights ONCE AND FOR ALL by ingeniously fooling a mysterious (but gullible, apparently) system hidden below the pavement. While false promises abound, this patent for bicycles seems to be more on the legit side, and could result in more carefree whizzing through intersections than previously allowed.
The Nike Hindsight cyclist's glasses from designer Billy May (we loved his Torn lights before) are designed to do one simple thing: stop cyclists from getting hurt on the roads. At the extended side of each lens is a carefully arranged high-power Fresnel lens that captures the view to the sides of the wearer's head, and sends it into the peripheral vision. galleryPost('hindsight', 3, '');