One of the biggest problems with people a cyclist is getting everyone to recognise that you are on the road,

This week a new smart bike helmet was launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform that aims to change this.

It’s called the Beacon and it is equipped with a set of three lasers alongside a brake light, front and rear LED, and even a set of speakers, all of which are designed to help let the people in front of you know that you are there.

They explained more with the following:

Cyclists are not visible, especially at night. As a cyclist, I want to do something to make cycling much safer.  According to government figure, 3,237 cyclists were killed or seriously injured in the UK in 2015 alone; in the US, 48,743 cyclists were killed or injured in 2013 alone. I believe a helmet of good innovation and design can help to prevent my fellow cyclists from getting hurt on the road.

The patented Beacon Helmet projects a bicycle-shaped laser image 5 to 12 meters (16-39 ft) ahead of the actual position of the rider, greatly extending the road-footprint of the cyclist. By projecting a bicycle symbol in front, drivers and pedestrians become aware of the approaching bicycle beforehand and accident can be avoided.

You can check out the video below for a quick look at Beacon, it is available for pre-order today with pledges from £180. You can find out more and back the project at the source link below the video.

Source: Kickstarter

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