Cyclists seem to always get the raw deal, with pedestrians complaining when they cycle on the sidewalks, and with motor vehicle owners complaining about cyclists if they cycle on the road, especially since they aren’t as readily visible compared to cars or maybe even motorbikes. Looking to strike a bit of harmony between cyclists and drivers in general, navigation company Navevo has teamed up with Transport for London and released a software called the ProNav HGV Cyclist, which as the name probably gives it away, will alert drivers with Navevo GPS devices when they approach areas that are typically heavy with cyclist traffic.
According to Navevo’s CEO, Nick Caesari, “A navigation system is something a driver is likely to be listening to as they approach a junction and so it makes perfect sense to also alert the driver of the risk of cyclists, reminding them to be observant and drive safely […] The safety of drivers, cyclists and other users of the road is a concern for everybody and we are proud to lead the navigation industry by launching this “world first” safety feature, which we believe could significantly contribute in improving road safety and reducing the number of incidents involving HGVs and cyclists.”
The software will be available on all ProNav PNN420 devices and the update will soon make its way to the other Navevo ProNav GPS systems.
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