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With Some Paint and a Ping, Bike Accessory Identifies Problem Roadways

With Some Paint and a Ping, Bike Accessory Identifies Problem Roadways
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When cyclists ride on bumpy roads, Auto-Complain notifies government agencies with app and visual cues

Jason Brick
  • 1 september 2015

Florian Born wants to simplify communication between cyclists and government agencies responsible for road maintenance. He has created an application dubbed Auto-Complain that connects to a paint unit mounted on the bike chassis. The app detects bumpy patches of road via a phone’s accelerometer, and signals the paint unit to mark the bumpy areas so government officials can quickly identify areas requiring attention.

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