Biking soon could get safer thanks to new high-tech gadgets.
A startup called Spoke is working on a device that would let cars talk to bicycles to avoid accidents. The tech, called C-V2X, is a standard that many car companies are working to adopt. It’s part of a growing wave of bike safety innovations as more Americans take to two wheels.
“C-V2X technology enables vehicles to communicate with each other, infrastructure, pedestrians, and their surroundings,” Jarrett We ndt, the CEO of Spoke, told Lifewire in an email interview. “This technology, especially if delivered to bicyclists directly—some of the most vulnerable users on the road—will enhance road safety for riders dramatically.”