I ride on very dangerous roads around Pittsburgh. Seeing all the visualizations in front of me is a huge plus. It's nice not having to turn my head all the time. Also, I think the camera feature is extremely important, and something that would ease my anxiety when I have close calls.
Ask most any person who bikes for transportation and they'll likely say a similar thing when it comes to their gear: I wish I didn't need any of it, but it keeps me safe. Copilot is another tool that could give us some solace until our cities catch up and do their part in the work to keep us safe on the streets.
In November 2022, I was hit by a vehicle on my bike commute home. I was in a marked bike lane, and the driver didn’t think to check for oncoming bike traffic. My crash didn’t stop me from commuting and the video and prediction that Copilot provides will make my commute safer and provide documentation if I’m hit again.
As a long time cyclist, staying safe in traffic has always been a critical, primary concern. I firmly believe technology like Copilot will become the bedrock for future safety standards concerning vehicle-cyclist scenarios.
Collect valuable data and capture video recording of every ride you take.
Don’t ride blind. Get audible warnings when a driver is approaching dangerously from behind.
Copilot's warning mechanisms alert drivers to dangerous interactions with bicyclists.
Track driver behavior to help you ride smarter and prevent crashes.