Episode #184 – PART 1: Will beaconising the world further promote driving and kill off cycling?

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 184

Monday 26th March 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Peter Norton.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC:

Episode one in a two-part series looking at adding driverless-car friendly sensors to bicycles, people, lamp-posts and animals. (Here’s part two.)

This follows a talk given at the Geneva Motor Show by a bike industry organisation boss – he called for all bicycles to have beacons so they can be seen by the semi- and fully-autonomous cars of the near feature. Historian Peter Norton – author of “Fighting Traffic” – discusses the historical, ethical and mobility-centre issues that such a call raises.

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