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Automated vehicles are a consistent talking point in the future of transportation: technology can account for human error. One of the biggest questions, though, is how automated vehicles "speak" to each other and account for other users of the road. Namely, how can automated vehicles account for bicyclists and pedestrians? Vehicle movements, especially when automated, can be predicted, whereas bicyclist and pedestrian movements are dependent on humans. Technology is being developed and tested to figure out how a bicycle can be outfitted to transmit its location and movements to help automobiles predict their movements.
More information about bicycle-friendly automated vehicle technology is available in this article from NPR.