Collisions between cars and bikes could be nearly halved if all cars had this clever new braking system

New Bosch system also includes technology to prevent "dooring" of cyclists

Cyclists in London

(Image credit: Flickr/Tom Page)

Nearly a half of collisions between cyclists and cars could be prevented (or at least reduced in severity) if all cars were fitted with a new automatic braking system, the company behind it has claimed.

Perhaps best known for its washing machines, fridges, and, of course, e-bike motors, Bosch has now created a new automatic braking system which uses radar and video sensors to detect cyclists and pedestrians near the car.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.