Do you need a ‘black box’ camera for your bike?

Rideye has an accelerometer that can detect a crash, automatically saving footage.

(Credit: Rideye)

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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