Gallery: Bike Zone Device Creates a Lighted Safety Zone for Night Cycli...

 

Have you ever been freaked out riding your bike at night, surrounded by automobiles piloted by distracted drivers? Well, here’s an innovation for safer night-cycling that might be hitting the market soon (and reducing your level of stress). A team of designers has won an industrial design award for their Bike Zone invention, which creates a lighted safety zone on the ground around your bike, alerting drivers to your presence at night. The laser-projected zone extends for a meter on each side and also projects an animated directional signal. Frank Guo, Hung Wang, and Stuart Morrow, a team of independent designers, received a Bronze award for the Bike Zone design in the 2012 Lite-On Awards, a competition sponsored by Taiwan’s $16 billion Lite-On Technology Corporation.

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  1. genio December 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I need this NOW. tell me how mutch it cost and let me promote it in italy

  2. Nygel Nevins December 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I need this NOW. Sell me one NOW and let me promote it.

  3. Hyncharas November 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I really like this idea, but I don’t think the indicators should be red. Let me explain why…

    A substantial majority of the population, with colour blindless, have trouble seeing the red area of the visual spectrum. If this product were to be implemented as is, people with red-green colour blindness WOULD NOT see the light indicators. However, only a small percentage of people experience blue-yellow colour blindness, and when they do, it translates to white light in their visual spectrum.

    To ensure success for this product, a more suitable option would be to use yellow indicators instead of red, to ensure drivers don’t suddenly crush cyclists under their vehicles because they can’t see the warning lights!

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