Traffic accidents involving cyclists often occur because the person riding a bike is simply overlooked and has no possibility to call for attention. Ultrabar is an assistance system integrated into the handlebar, that enables direct communication between cyclists and car drivers to catch the car driver’s attention. The concept behind Ultrabar takes advantage of the functional principle of modern cars parking sensor systems and is capable of tricking it into triggering auditive warnings to the driver. This gives a cyclist the possibility to address and warn drivers about their presence „at the push of a button“.
Mentor: Prof. Burkhard Schmitz
April 21, 2018