South Brunswick High School InvenTeam

Monmouth Junction, NJ
Passenger-Side Bicyclist Detection System for Cars

The South Brunswick High School InvenTeam invented a device to alert drivers of oncoming bicyclists on the passenger side of a car to reduce injuries caused by collisions with opening car doors. Opening car doors have caused 63,000 reported injuries to bicyclists in metropolitan cities in the span of three years. The detection system is attachable and/or detachable to any make/model of vehicle because it fits to the rear windshield.
Utilizing two aligned proximity sensors and the time of flight principle, the device can detect bicyclists in the bike lane within 30 feet of the device.

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April 2, 2015

Our midpoint technical review was a huge success!

February 9, 2015

Some great progress has been made on our Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams invention!

January 25, 2015

Our official Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams shirts have finally come in! Picture will be attached to this blog post.

December 12, 2014

Our first InvenTeam meeting went very well. We began with a webinar and spoke with one of the financial leaders for the Lemelson-MIT Program to sort out some of the grant administrative details. The financial leads (Nishil and Sneha) were instructed on how to record purchases and request for tax exempts on project purchases.