Toyota creates ‘crash test cyclist’ to help develop driverless cars

The world’s biggest car manufacturer has built one of the world’s first crash test bicycles, complete with a crash test cyclist. The new bike is like a jigsaw. It has pieces made of a shatter-resistant material. They break apart in a collision and can be slotted back together quickly, ready for another impact. The platform can deliver the bike at a pace many cyclists would envy. “It can be moved at a speed of 20mph with up to 10mph wind in any direction,” say the engineers. “It can be collided by vehicles from any direction at up to 38mph vehicle speed and reassembled in less than five minutes.”