UK: Welsh Government funds motorcyclist safety projects

Published Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:14

Two projects which aim to reduce the number of motorcycle casualties will share up to £450,000 of Welsh Government funding.

Announced by Edwina Hart, the Welsh Government’s economy and transport minister, the funding comes as part of phase two of the Small Business Research Initiative* (SBRI).

The two projects come from an original shortlist of 47 applications and focus on helmet lining and a junction alert system.

The advanced helmet liner will aim to protect motorcyclists from rotational acceleration brain injuries.

The junction alert system will use a combination of radar and cameras to identify when a motorcyclist is approaching.

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