Here are 5 cool inventions for a safer cycling experience.
1- For Directions
The HAMMERHEAD syncs to the smartphone in your pocket and guides you via three rows of bright LED lights that you can follow with your peripheral vision. It also conveys information on distance, speed, hills, and road hazards, and doubles as a headlight.
2- For Visibility
Ride when you want with the Illuminated Helmet. It increases your visibility by elevating LED lights (clear in front, red in back) higher than the usual attachments on handlebars and seat-posts. Lenses disperse the light, giving the rider a 360-degree view.
3- Blind Spot Eliminator
The BLAZE projects a flashing green laser image of a bike on the pavement about 15 feet in front of a cyclist. Many nighttime accidents are caused by drivers turning into cyclists’ paths or failing to see bikers approaching intersections or driveways. The Blaze eliminates these blind spots by heralding the cyclist’s approach.
4- Don’t Sweat Up the Hills
The Copenhagen Wheel allows you to capture the energy dissipated while cycling and braking and save it for when you need a bit of a boost. It also maps pollution levels, traffic congestion, and road conditions in real-time. You can use your phone to unlock and lock your bike, change gears and select how much the motor assists you. When you reach your destination, the wheel will lock itself.
5- Hovering Roundabout
The Netherlands is a leader in building infrastructure that keeps bicyclists and cars apart. The Hovenring in Eindhoven is an elevated bicycle roundabout that hangs by cables from a 230-foot central tower.
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