A company based in Temple Quarter’s Engine Shed workspace has begun roadtesting its cyclist safety technology on three of Bristol’s Gloucester Road buses this week. Fusion Processing, who you can read more about here, has been developing CycleEye since it was founded in 2012. It is designed to help drivers identify cyclists in a vehicle’s blind spot by alerting them to their presence, and having recently recorded a 98.5% success rate in identifying London cylists, Fusion Processing CEO Jim Hutchinson describes the technology as ‘game-changing’.
“As a Bristol-based company we are delighted that the city council is the first local authority to support the adoption of cycle safety technology on public transport” he said. “The council has a strong commitment to cycling in the city and we can help enhance that reputation by making it a safer experience.”
Paul Matthews, Managing Director of First West of England, added: “CycleEye is an interesting piece of technology and we look forward to being able to review fully the findings of the study into it.”
Fusion Processing is one of many high tech companies to have moved into SETsquared business incubator space at Engine Shed since the business centre opened in December 2013. The firm recently enjoyed a visit from Business Secretary Vince Cable and is also set to feature on The One Show in the coming months. More information about both CycleEye and the upcoming TrafficTrak technology can be found on Fusion Processing’s website.