The Backtracker - Revolutionary New Cycling Safety Equipment
Backtracker is a radar-powered motion sensing device that keeps cyclists safer and vehicles more alert. The device has two main parts. The first piece is the radar which doubles as a rear light that blinks faster as cars move closer and closer. The second piece is the cockpit indicator. It straps onto your handlebars like a cyclocomputer, however, it shows you when a car is behind you and how close the car is. This indicator will also tell you if the car is traveling at a safe speed or not.
The Backtracker is a great invention. There are many useful inventions in the cycling world, but there are not many that allow you to be safer while allowing you to focus your mind on riding your bike. I would love to see this project come to fruition.
Currently the project is being backed by crowdfunding on iKubu and they have raised $74,827 of their $194,500 goal.
Here is a link if you want to donate!