Tachyon XC Micro Helmet Camera Catches Cyclist Hit by Car

– Lucky to be alive, Canadian cyclist Luke Rae narrowly avoided serious injury while riding his bicycle in St. Johns Canada; Luke captured the entire incident on his Tachyon XC Micro helmet camera.

CNN and CBC both ran the story Thursday, May 27, 2010:

I ride about 6000km a year, I see a lot on the road,” said Luke Rae, a cyclist in St.  Johns, Canada. “After one near fatal accident where the driver didn’t stop I decided to get a helmet camera.  It’s given me the concrete evidence I need to show the police, otherwise it’d just be hearsay.

Bicyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and even other motorists, have always been in danger of inattentive and aggressive drivers, and things don’t seem to be getting better now that drivers seem to think that texting while driving is a good idea.

As the video shows, Luke was almost hit numerous times and was nearly run off the road by an accelerating truck. In previous years, what could a person do without any evidence of the event?  But now, with evidence from a personal helmet cam, victims have got the goods on these dangerous drivers; first-hand video always beats out hearsay.

The Tachyon XC Micro Cam’s 90 degree wide-angle lens matches the sweet spot of human vision, without causing unnatural distortion found in ultra-wide angle cameras.  The high-dynamic light sensor’s light-gathering ability allows users to document their rides in low light and at night. With a simple one-button operation, a battery life of four hours, and a 16GB micro SDHC card, cyclists can record four continuous hours of superior-quality footage, keeping their hands free and their concentration on the road ahead.

For more information, videos, and to purchase a Tachyon XC Micro, visit: www.tachyoninc.com.

With a tiny 3.7×1.4×1.5” profile and weighing only 4oz with batteries, the Tachyon XC Micro camera can easily be mounted to a bicycle helmet with the included 3M Dual Lock fastening tape. It also comes with a universal mount for other mounting applications.

Waterproof as is, it does not require a bulky external case when under water (up to 100 ft.). The Tachyon XC Micro needs no DVR or software; it records on a MicroSDHC card (up to 32GB) and is plug-and-play with both PC and Mac®.

We’re used to seeing our cameras used for fun and action, but now seeing one used as a safety device excites us, especially in this case since Luke wasn’t hurt,” stated Jeff Francis, Operational Director at Tachyon Inc. “We feel confident that the practical safety and security applications that a helmet camera provides will convince more people of their usefulness.”

About Tachyon, Inc:

Lewisville, TX based Tachyon™ Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras. The Tachyon XC Micro’s ease-of-use, durability, recording time, image quality, and integrated waterproofing design make Tachyon the trusted and go-to helmet camera for people who engage in a wide-range of extreme activities. Tachyon, Inc. is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.

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