Bosch radar warns riders of traffic autonomous

Bosch radar warns riders of traffic

South Australian company Cohda Wireless has partnered with Ducati and Bosch to develop radar technology that warns riders of nearby traffic before they can see it. The technology uses public WLAN standard (ITS G5) and was initially developed for use in driverless cars. Cohda Wireless technology has been trialled on the closed Southern Expressway on …

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Scotland introduces 1mph speeding tolerance demons

Scotland plans 1mph speed tolerance

Scotland is one of the greatest countries in the world to ride a motorcycle, but that is expected to change from March when the country introduces a 1mph speed tolerance. Scotland will then join Australia in an flawed “nanny state” clampdown on accidental speeders for the sins of the few high-speed offenders. Several states in …

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Radar detects texting drivers

Motorcycle riders will cheer loudly if police introduce radar that detects texting drivers – but don’t expect it to replace the ubiquitous speed camera cash cow. A company in Virginia, USA, is working on a device that detects texting radio signals sent from a mobile phone which are different from the signals when akin a …

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A lesson in speeding fines

A friend of mine recently got a rude shock when he opened a Queensland Government stamped envelope. I’ll let him tell the story: “I pulled out an ultimatum from the Department of Transport and Main Roads that read “you have accumulated 12 demerit points against your traffic history through traffic offences committed during a continuous …

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