Do you need a ‘black box’ camera for your bike?
Accidents with cars killed 677 cyclists in the US in 2011, according to the Department of Transporation. Another 48,000 were injured.
But do cyclists need a “black box” to record video that could be used in a crash investigation?
Rideye is a high-def video camera that records footage from the cyclist’s point of view. The device, which is in the pre-production phase, could very well be a vital tool following a hit-and-run accident.
It was that sort of incident that inspired Los Angeles-based creator Cedric Bosh to design an eyewitness device for cyclists.
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“I created Rideye after my friend was involved in a hit-and-run bike accident last year,” Bosch told CNET. “He was left stranded by the side of the road, and racked up medical bills. I wanted to find a solution to these hit-and-run bike accidents, which are increasin… [Read more]
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