Ford, bike makers unveil bike-to-vehicle (B2V) interactive road safety A.I.
May 9, 2018
Ford, Trek, and software company Tome started working on the B2V concept almost a year ago. Ten major bike-industry companies joined the three originators to form an executive advisory board. The connectivity technology goal is greater roadway safety for all, including bikes, pedestrians, and vehicles.
Tome’s B2V system focuses on driver alerts to reduce the incidence of bicycle-vehicle collisions. Top-level A.I. processes identify the most dangerous situations based on time, location, and environmental variables. The system alerts B2V-connected vehicles and cyclists at high risk.
“Tome engineers have focused their efforts on mapping and infrastructure, using artificial intelligence to evaluate and identify safety measures at specific vulnerable roadway locations, and are working with automotive industry engineers and smart city stakeholders to develop industry standards, like C-V2X, that work to keep cyclists safe on the road,” Tome said in its B2V advisory board announcement.