A new device called the Backtracker has been created for cyclists to help them be aware of what is happening behind them and warn incoming traffic. As its creators explain it takes care of what’s behind. So you can take care of what’s ahead.
Backtracker is a radar-powered device that sits under your seat and points toward oncoming traffic, improving your visibility and awareness of what’s happening behind you. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Backtracker device and see it in action.
“Cycling should be fun, but the fear of being hit from behind can suck all the pleasure out of a ride. Backtracker addresses this problem by giving cyclists a sixth sense.
Backtracker gives you the speed and distance of rear approaching vehicles from up to 150 yards away. In addition to increasing cyclist awareness, it also alerts cars to your presence through an intelligent backlight system.
Backtracker is a big step towards bringing cycling into the 21st century and needs your help to make it happen. Pre-order by picking one of the offers below and help Backtracker reach the open road.”
The Backtracker is now available to back over on the Dragon Innovation crowd funding website with prices starting from $149.
Source: Tech Crunch