Radar for your bike tells you the speed and distance of rear-approaching cars

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.

 

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