What if bikes could talk to cars?

How one CMU researcher will save the cyclists!

Thursday, November 20th

Hamburg Hall 1000 Noon-1:00pm

Pizza lunch will be provided!

The seminar will be broadcast live at this url: http://utc.ices.cmu.edu/utc/seminar-live.html


New technological advancements like vehicle-to-vehicle communication, augmented reality (visual and/or auditory), on-vehicle sensors and crowd sourcing of route data can be incorporated into modern bicycles to create a virtual safety environment for both driver and rider. In this talk, we will present the vision and some early results of an ongoing effort at CMU to develop a safe cyclist platform. The aim of this platform is to reduce horrifying statistics such as: cyclists and pedestrians are 57% more likely to be involved in an accident with non-combustion engine vehicles since they are difficult to hear.


Anthony Rowe is an assistant research professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Cylab at Carnegie Mellon. His research interest is in sensor networks that create real-time information feeds. Sensor networks are a practical mechanism for bringing contextual information and new abilities to the already numerous embedded systems that surround us. They have the potential to revolutionize a wide range of application areas ranging from transportation and critical infrastructure monitoring to smart buildings and microgrids.

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