Ford is testing out safety tech allowing bikes, e-scooters to ‘talk’ to cars

  • Date: 01/13/2021

If bicycles and e-scooters could “talk” to cars on the road, riders would be safer — at least in theory.

That’s the idea behind a consortium of bike and scooter manufacturers coming together to develop and test new safety software that would allow forms of micromobility to communicate with nearby cars. Detroit-based Tome Software spearheaded the initiative in collaboration with companies such as Ford, Trek Bicycle and Bosch.

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