Ford, Trek and Tome show bicycle-to-vehicle communication system at CES

By Stephen Frothingham

Ford is launching a cellular-vehicle-to-everything — C-V2X — system that includes bikes.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle and Tome Software are showing a new artificial intelligence-driven bicycle-to-vehicle communication system at the Consumer Electronics Show here this week.

Trek announced in September that it was working with Tome on a B2V system. At the show on Tuesday, Ford announced a system that uses cellular communications to allow vehicles to communicate with other vehicles, pedestrian devices, bikes, and roadside infrastructure including traffic signs and construction zones. Ford is working with Qualcomm on that system, called C-V2X. C-V2X also provides opportunities for direct bicycle electronics integration, as well as mobile phone app integration for cyclists.

In a release Tuesday, Trek said that Ford is supporting the work it’s doing with Tome to evaluate the technical opportunities and the best user experiences for cyclists on roadways.

“Ford has been supportive of our mission to make cycling safer since day one and we all understand how important it is that B2V technology is open and shared,” said Tome founder and CEO Jake Sigal.

Trek electronics product manager Scott Kasin said, “The future for us is moving from a more passive approach to …read more

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