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Can cycling be safer if bikes are smarter and ‘talk’ to cars?


Sigal showing off a piece of cycling equipment that could be made smarter through a research project his company and Trek Bicycle are launching at Mcity in Ann Arbor, Michigan. — Detroit Free Press/TNS

Sigal showing off a piece of cycling equipment that could be made smarter through a research project his company and Trek Bicycle are launching at Mcity in Ann Arbor, Michigan. — Detroit Free Press/TNS

DETROIT: Jake Sigal wants to make biking safer. 

To do that, Sigal and his Detroit-area software company, Tome, plan to make bicycles, or their accessories, smarter and allow them to communicate with the cars and trucks that occupy the same streets, sometimes leading to fatal interactions. 

   

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