TheBikeShieldApp featured on ABC 7 News: http://abc7news.com/technology/new-app-aims-to-prevent-bicycle-involved-accidents/522887/
TheBikeShieldApp v2.0 is currently available in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Simple and revolutionary, TheBikeShieldApp is a First Layer Crash Avoidance Technology mobile app which establishes communication between cars, motorcycles and bicycles that are sharing the road. When using this app, car drivers get an acoustic signal that warns them about approaching motorcycles and bicycles. These signals raise drivers’ awareness and reduce distracted maneuvers that may result in a fatal crash with motorcycles and bicycles.
We have developed the APIs to open our Bike-to-Vehicle (B2V) communication channels to other road apps. That includes apps for bicyclists, bikers and car drivers. We are connecting everyone because we are all people and we are all sharing the same roads!
We have developed the BikeShield Bus, tailored for bus drivers. It makes a lot of sense to develop the implementation of the BikeShield API to bike share programs and the BikeShield Bus in parallel. Both programs are normally managed by the local Administration, which is responsible for creating and building sustainable and safe transportation systems. And let’s face it, buses will not get smaller and bikes will not get bigger. So let’s use technology to enhance road coexistence.
How many times have you been driving your car and all the sudden a motorcycle passes you, splitting lanes, catching you by surprise? Imagine if at that precise moment you decided to change lanes without paying too much attention…?
As you ride, all the cars surrounding you that have the Shield activated will get an acoustic notification 5 to 10 seconds before they can even see or hear you. But remember, that should not make you lower your guard. Always be very careful.
Creates a virtual Shield with just one tap for your Bicycle, Motorcycle or Car
Receive acoustic and visual signals to car drivers when bicycles or motorcycles are within proximity
Lets you visualize other users around you to establish safe routes
Sends you reports with useful trip information
Lets you disconnect your instant messaging services
iPhone, Android and Smart Gear Watch compatible