Making cycling safer
While cycling is a mode of transport to be encouraged, cyclists are far more likely to be killed or hospitalised from road accidents than other commuters.
Having accurate data on where, how often, and how close cars overtake cyclists is an important step towards improving the laws and infrastructure that keep cyclists safe.
This project seeks to improve the design of an existing bike mounted devices for measuring vehicle-cyclist passing distances in the real world. Of particular interest is the sensor technology choice, physical design and verification techniques. A prototype device was constructed which was used in a small trial to gather the data required to evaluate the sensors and verification methods and another prototype to demonstrate the proposed physical design.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering