It’s an issue that will forever haunt motorcyclists: no matter who’s at fault in a collision involving a motorcycle, the rider is at a higher risk of injury or death. There’s a Toronto-based inventor offering a possible solution.
Guiseppe Pino Mileto proposes the Motorcycle Warning System, a transmitter/receiver device to be installed on motorcycles and in cars that warns automobile drivers if a motorcycle is within the “threat range.”
If a motorcycle is sensed within the threat range, an audible alarm and warning light will signal the driver at a moderate rate, the rate increasing in intensity as the bike gets closer.
The device is meant to reduce the amount of automobile to motorcycle collisions, which the 1981 Hurt report found comprised 75 per cent of all motorcycle accidents.
It doesn’t seem like the device is in production yet, though Mileto is seeking sponsorship and investment through his website. The biggest inhibiting factor to implementing this system is convincing automobile drivers they should install the device.