Honda Bicycle Simulator: Safety in Machinery

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Not sure when Honda got into the bicycle simulator business, but the car/motorcycle/lawnmower maker will be releasing a bike simulator in Japan in 2010 to help drivers, pedestrians and cyclists learn how to better avoid obstacles and become better riders.

It’s actually a pretty clever idea, and I’d love to see this in driving schools in the United States–while cycling is on the rise in this country most motor vehicle departments still fail to provide any training to drivers about the place of bikes on the road. It would be great to let a non-cyclist see what it’s like to ride our city streets.