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Friday, 16th October 2009
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Honda unveils bicycle simulator

Japanese motor manufacturer Honda has revealed plans to retail a bicycle simulator from February 2010.

While the concept may sound less enticing than its fairground equivalent, the flight simulator, this machine has been conceived to improve safety, rather than to entertain.

It is expected to be used in schools, driving schools and police forces to help raise awareness of the issues faced by cyclists in Japan.

Ultimately, the company hopes to reduce the percentage of fatal road traffic accidents in Japan that involve cyclists.

"By safely experiencing the possible risks bicycle riders may face, users will improve their ability to predict risks and increase safety awareness," Honda asserts.

Honda revealed in September that it had continued its run of increasing new vehicle registrations and auto sales in Japan during August.

New registrations were up for the fifth month in a row on an annual basis, while year-on-year sales rose for the second month in a row.

Written by Susan Ballion

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