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Ride Vision raises $7 million from investors in bid to make motorcyclists safer

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A nightmare of many drivers is the vision of helmeted motor-bikers zooming past, zigzagging among cars to get ahead of the traffic.

There were 8.7 million motorcycles registered in the US in 2017, according to the US Department of Transportation, and 5,172 fatalities.

As the coronavirus pandemic rages globally, reducing the use of public transportation for fear of infection, many more people are considering motorcycles and other motorized two-wheeled vehicles as alternatives. Two-wheeled vehicle sales have surged in some European countries, and more riders bring with them potentially more accidents.

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Herzliya, Israel-based startup Ride Vision hopes to put an end to these accidents by making motorcyclists more aware of their surroundings. It has developed crash-aversion technology which uses artificial intelligence to provide motorcyclists with a safety-alert system. Ride Vision tech includes two wide-angle cameras mounted on both the front........

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