Terranet’s BlincBike mentioned in TechCrunch
Our exciting product-launch BlincBike is picked up in TechCrunch.
The innovative e-bike product will offer first-of-its-kind safety applications for cyclists and help them keep their eyes on the road ahead and fits into any e-bike. BlincBike will keep an eye on the hazardous events potentially occurring from behind the cyclist with a full capture rear view. The new class of a Rear-View monitoring system can detect, track and classify objects by using AI-based computer vision, machine learning and deep neural networks. Its leading algorithms will be able to classify objects and discern the appropriate threat and risk level, empowering cyclists to make smart and safe decisions in time. In-motion recordings will capture critical traffic situations to assist in the insurance claims processes, but also for easy social editing and sharing via smartphone.
“BlincBike is our first product to target micromobility, but we see a tremendous potential in providing safety products in the forsaken and rapidly expanding micromobility space,” said Terranet CTO Nihat Küçük. “In the last four years, e-bikes were responsible for nearly 200,000 emergency room visits in the U.S. With our urban safety mission in mind, expanding into rapidly growing micro mobility solutions is the logical next step for Terranet. We are thrilled to progress in using our unique technologies and continue advancing our mission of revolutionizing urban roadway safety.”
This smart bicycle product will predict the movement of objects not visible to a cyclist and alert the user when there is anything that needs immediate attention. For example, 30% of all bicycle crashes are caused by cars and the most common bicyclist-motorist collision type is a rear end collision. With BlincBike, if a car suddenly approaches from behind, the cyclist will receive a warning on the rear view display mounted on the handlebars and/or through haptic feedback placed at the choice of the cyclist. This will allow the cyclist to avoid making any drastic turns that can cause a collision with the recognized object. A smart taillight will indicate the cyclist’s actions to the upcoming traffic: braking, moving or stopping.
You can also watch a video about BlincBike here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSeTccsYqvs