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How about an air bag for your head and neck?  Or unlock your bike with a cell phone. Yes please!

"Philip McAleese, 39, of Newtownards, Northern Ireland, also wanted to make cyclists more visible, so he developed a bike light called See.Sense, which has sensors that react to surrounding light levels and movement. If the cyclist swerves or brakes, for instance, the lights flash in a pattern similar to those on an ambulance or a police car. See.Sense also has a broad beam, so the bike is more visible from all angles, helping to prevent a side-on collision.

Who needs bike lanes at all? The Xfire Bike Lane light is equipped with two high-visibility red lasers that project two three-foot lines onto the road, creating an ad hoc bike lane. The lighted lane is visible to motorists up to a mile away, according to the manufacturer.

But perhaps the most surprising leap in high-tech safety is an inflatable bike helmet called the Hovding, which works much like an automobile air bag. The device, worn around the neck like a quite fashionable scarf, detects the impact of a crash and inflates a sort of instant helmet around the cyclist’s head and neck"

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Give me all these things. Until then I'll continue to stealth my way through the city like Batman.

Meh. Those lights have existed for a while now.

I have 2 of them. They are not the end-all be-all the developer makes them out to be

Wouldn't having the gadgets make you more like batman?


Avery Schleichkorn said:

Give me all these things. Until then I'll continue to stealth my way through the city like Batman.

Ive never been impressed with those laser lane things as far as for safety. They look like pretty cool ground effect lights though.

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