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Old 09-17-19, 06:51 PM
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New Competitive Cycling Technology

Hello! We are a group of three college students looking into a biking technology entrepreneurial concept for a class. We are hoping to get some feedback before moving forward with our idea, which is essentially a sensor that calculates how far your competition is ahead of you as well as how fast they are going. We hope to provide riders with this information to use to their advantage in a road race or bike segment of a triathlon.
  • Providing cyclists with the information they could benefit from while racing
    • Information like:
      • How far a competitor is ahead of them
      • How fast their competitor is going
      • How fast they are going
      • Is there any other information you could see as useful when racing?
    • How would you prefer it to be communicated to you?
      • Visual via display on glasses
      • Visual via bike computer
      • Audio via earphones
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would it only be accurate on a straightaway? Would it only be accurate on a flat road?
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In a time trial this wouldn't be particularly valuable information since each cyclist starts at a different time. If you are able to catch the racer in front of you, they are probably not your primary competition. I couldn't speak to triathlons.

In a road race, the information could be useful when bridging to a breakaway. In that case, the information should be displayed on a bike computer, or for a pro that is already wearing an earpiece I guess audio would work (glasses display would be too distracting). I'd want it to tell me given the pace of the break and my current pace how long would it take me to catch the break. Then I could gauge if I could hold the effort long enough to bridge successfully.

Are you going to make a prototype for your project? If so what tech are you using (lidar, just cameras, radar, mm wave)? Have fun with this.
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They have this already. Itís called a DS!
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