Car airbag for cyclists (SaveCap)

Reason for development:

Commissioned by Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. Airbag on car inflates when a bicycle is detected by camera under the rear view mirror and the car is hit. It is an ad-on for cars that could be made obligatory.

Information

Idea in short: Decrease of severity of injuries of cyclists in case of an collision with a bonnet.

Developed by: TNO Netherlands, APROSYS
Type of app: Vehicle Sub category: Hood
Focus of the app: Bicycle2Vehicle Action by: Car
Area: Everywhere Time / day: Always
Geography: Everywhere Weather: Always
Status: In development Spread: In development
Availability: In development Costs: Unknown


Specifications

Airbag on car inflates when a bicycle is detected by camera under the rear view mirror and the car is hit. It is an add-on for cars that could be made obligatory.

Potential effects

Safety effects:
• Reduced severeness of injuries in case of collision

http://www.savecap.org/reduce-fatalities-and-severe-injuries

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