This simple-yet-innovative device leaves no room for doubt that there’s a cyclist - and will hopefully remind drivers to be more aware of who they are sharing the road with.
It should be no surprise that wearable technology is a major way of improving the visibility of cyclists on the road. However, a regular bugbear of cyclists is that high-viz clothing doesn’t look very attractive, and often isn’t even high-viz.
That’s something Nightro Athletic are looking to combat with their LED Activewear of the Future. The LED comes in the form of a single light on the shoulder that reflects on to a larger high-viz panel, that can be seen clearly whether on the road or running alongside it.
In addition, the activewear itself is designed primarily with usability in mind, so no carrying around heavy batteries that need charging every five minutes.
We realize that increasing the visibility of cyclists is just one of several considerations in making their daily journey a safer one. But we hope that some of these lighting innovations could combine with ideas such as wider and more clearly-marked cycle lanes, or motion sensors attached to vehicles, to improve road safety for everyone.
How would you like to see LED used to make the roads safer for cyclists, drivers and everyone else who uses them? Let us know what you think in the comments below.