Tuesday, July 8, 2014

iKubu Backtracker - Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Cycling is a fun when you do it leisurely on an almost vacant track, but can be tricky if you have to do it on a busy highway especially if you’re not an expert. And if even if you are, you would need a balance between the front and back. You have to take care of the vehicles approaching from the back as well as the ones in front. There are simple gadgets like mirrors and rear-view cameras to aid the bikers but they need to be checked constantly. They also fail in fog.

iKubu has created a sleek gadget that will make the life of many amateur and even expert bikers quite easy. The device called backtracker uses a radar system to automatically detect the approaching vehicles and notify the biker. It, hence, improves the visibility and awareness of the surroundings for the rider.

The Backtracker has two modules which communicate via Bluetooth LE. One of them, containing 25GHz radar antenna, an ARM processor and a 40-lumen tail light, is fixed to the seatpost. The other is mounted on the handles.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Where can we order it?

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