This Portable Radio Alerts Drivers to Cyclists on the Road

Isobar Brazil Created Project for Radio Station 98FM

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on May 17, 2017

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In Brazil, where cycling is increasingly popular but accidents are frequent, a portable radio device is being used to alert drivers about cyclists on the road.

Safety Bike Radio, created by Isobar Brazil for the 98FM radio station from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, is a portable radio transmitter that interferes in the frequency of a radio station from within 30 meters distance; when a cyclist is near a driver it'll send alert messages to drivers telling them to keep a safe distance.

Messages are prerecorded, but cyclists are also able to record customized messages for drivers and communicate in real time. They can also create their own device using instructions available online, for a cost of just U.S.$38.

The project was developed by Isobar Brasil together with BSB Fab Lab. It's being tested in the cities of Belo Horizonte and Brasília, but Isobar hopes it could be used by cyclists and radio stations nationwide.

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May 17, 2017
Isobar Brazil
Executive Director of Creation:
Mateus Braga
Creative Director:
Alex Coelho
Creative Director:
Filipe Braga
Art Director:
Paulo Ribas
Erick Moneró
Audiovisual Producer:
Renata Cartafina
Moises Amaral
Filipe Braga
Nathalia Alves
Account Team:
Eliel Allebrandt
Eliel Allebrandt
Daniel Almeida
Rodrigo Carneiro
Production Company:
Plural Imagem e Som
Thiago Sassioto
Director of Photography:
Geronimo Lessa
Director of Photography:
Cristiano Santos
Executive Producer:
Rafael Santos
Post Production:
Márcio Lemes
Sound Director:
Lucas Panda
Sound Director:

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