SPOT­TING CY­CLISTS

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Driv­ers and cy­clists have a rocky re­la­tion­ship. The rea­sons for this are var­ied and we will not delve into them. How­ever, Volvo has in­tro­duced a new tech­nol­ogy last year called Cy­clist De­tec­tion that could help. As part of its Pedes­trian De­tec­tion Sys­tem, this new fea­ture uses radar and a high-def­i­ni­tion cam­era to “see” ahead - the radar de­tects ob­jects while the high-def­i­ni­tion cam­era iden­ti­fies them. To­gether, the sys­tem can iden­tify both pedes­tri­ans and even cy­clists. What’s more, the sys­tem will also help you ap­ply full brak­ing force if it senses that a col­li­sion is im­mi­nent. Volvo says that while this sys­tem might not be quick enough to com­pletely avoid ac­ci­dents, it can still dras­ti­cally re­duce the speeds at which these ac­ci­dents oc­cur at, thus hope­fully re­duc­ing the sever­ity.

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