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"While significant progress has occurred in reducing fatalities among passenger vehicle occupants, motorcycle
fatalities have been rising steadily since 1997, and currently represent our Nation’s greatest highway traffic safety challenge.”
Mary E. Peters, Secretary of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation
Action Plan to Reduce Motorcycle Fatalities, 2007
Did you know that 98% of motorcycle accidents result in some kind of injury? And that 45% involve major injuries: smashed skulls, broken legs, groin injuries, collapsed lungs. For the riders, these injuries can be disabling at best or deadly at worst. According to the Traffic Safety Center Hurt Study, 75% of motorcycle accidents result when motorists fail to detect motorcycles in traffic. The drivers simply don't see the motorcycle in time to avoid an accident.
While fewer car drivers are injured or killed in motorcycle/automobile accidents, the cost of such accidents are very high. According to the Hurt Study, less than 10% of motorcycle riders carry insurance to cover medical care or property damage. Since most motorcycle accidents involve driver error on the part of automobile drivers, the costs land heavily on those drivers.
To save motorcycle riders from major injuries and automobile drivers from financial disaster, Giuseppe Mileto invented the Motorcycle Warning System (MWS) - a device to alert drivers of approaching motorcycles, especially ones that are in the driver's blind spot. This revolutionary device could help eliminate thousands of accidents every year.
MOTORCYCLISTS: DON'T RIDE AS IF YOU ARE INVISIBLE ANYMORE!
The Motorcycle Warning System (MWS) is designed to alert/signal the automotive vehicle drivers that a motorcycle is approaching and/or is in the vicinity of the automotive vehicle. An automotive vehicle driver will be made aware of one or more approaching motorcycles from any direction. A motorcycle equipped with a MWS unit will transmit its position, velocity, and a unique identification code to all automobiles which are also equipped with a MWS unit. The MWS unit in the automobile will receive the information transmitted by the motorcycle MWS unit and calculate if the MWS unit should alert the automobile driver. If a motorcycle is in a certain specified range called the “Threat Range” the MWS unit within the automobile will alert the driver via a light/sound indicator.
As soon as a motorcycle is in the threat range, the MWS light/sound indicator in the automobile will be triggered at a moderate rate, as the motorcycle approaches closer and is a number of meters away, the light/sound indicator will signal at a faster rate. The automobile driver has the option to reset the MWS. If the automobile driver did reset the MWS unit and the same motorcycle is still in threat range, the light/sound indicator will have a dimmed light and sound will be off. After a specified time if the same motorcycle is still in threat range, the MWS unit will alert the driver once more. This will continue to cycle until the motorcycle is out of the threat range.
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