DENVER - Whether you're an avid cyclist or a casual weekend biker, anybody who's been on a bicycle has experienced the uncertainty of riding in the company of cars.
A South African developer wants to ensure everybody's safety by putting military-grade radar onto your bike. Meet Backtracker. It mounts to your seat post, while the display attaches to the handlebars. Backtracker tells riders the speed and distance of rear-approaching vehicles. It has a 400-foot range and can see clearly at night and in bad weather.
The developers say that the radar is also useful in close quarters, allowing no-look lane changes by determining the gaps between cars in traffic.
You can pick one up for $149 on the Kickstarter-like funding site, Dragon Innovation.