Air Bag System for Cyclists - CES19

Barks
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Air Bag System for Cyclists - CES19

Postby Barks » 8 Jan 2019, 4:55pm

See this link for a demonstration of an inflatable vest for cyclists in event of fall or of a collision - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technolog ... r-cyclists

I think I had seen something similar to wear around your neck which inflated around your head?

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Re: Air Bag System for Cyclists - CES19

Postby geocycle » 8 Jan 2019, 5:03pm

Wow, so now we have to wear a vest powered by explosives! Queue the sniffer dog chases.

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Re: Air Bag System for Cyclists - CES19

Postby Phil Fouracre » 8 Jan 2019, 5:16pm

Oh great! Another excuse for drivers to drive like twats :-(
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Re: Air Bag System for Cyclists - CES19

Postby The utility cyclist » 8 Jan 2019, 6:19pm

Phil Fouracre wrote:Oh great! Another excuse for drivers to drive like not very nice people :-(

C'mon Phil, moderate the swearing, we know how you feel - and you're not wrong, but there's no need for that.

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Re: Air Bag System for Cyclists - CES19

Postby mjr » 8 Jan 2019, 8:35pm

If it's necessary, cover the cars with it. Don't punish the victims.

I liked the tester calmly opening a flap to let it cool down after the reporter questioned the burning smell. Best hope you don't get knocked out, else you may trade bruising for burns. :-(
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