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Students invent 'Bike Radar' to help prevent cyclists getting knocked down

Three students from Cork invented the device, which detects vehicles within 10 feet of a bike.
Jan 10th 2014, 11:47 AM 12,102 63

WITNESSING A CYCLIST getting injured in a road collision led three students to invent a device to help prevent such accidents.

Abby Horgan, Ciara Murphy and Ciara Donoghue attend Scoil Mhuire College in Cork, and brought their device, called Bike Radar, to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition this week.

Bike Radar uses a sensor to detect cars and warn drivers and cyclists of each other’s presence.

Here’s how the device works:

(Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube)

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